In collaboration with our client, we are seeking to speak with a German speaking Senior Procurement Manager - Facilities for their office in Zurich, Switzerland.
As the Procurement Manager, you will operate in a senior leadership capacity, delivering cost reduction programs across a wide region through the implementation of best practice and management of Procurement activities.
Reporting into the Head of Sourcing, the Senior Procurement Manager – Facilities will ideally have solid experience within a Sourcing environment, which will include expertise in building partnerships with service providers in the Facilities and Maintenance area.
This is a strategic role where you will have the scope to create and implement strategies in line with the wider Procurement aims of the business.
You will be proficient in stakeholder management, with the ability to identify purchasing and supplier risks before reporting them as appropriate.
The nature of the role will also demand comfortability on a Commercial level, and adapting as the Category and spend remit grows in the future. You will have a strong customer-centric mindset, with the clear ability to put the customer first and deliver solutions in line with customer needs.
As a Senior Procurement Manager – Facilities, we are looking for high calibre candidates with the following skillsets:
Educated to degree or equivalent level
Ideally 5+ years’ experience in Procurement in a similar position covering Category Management responsibilities
Procurement expert with experience of operating on a global scale, with a drive to deliver best-in-class purchasing methods
Previous experience of working within or deep understanding of Facilities and relevant outsourcing providers
Strong influencer who has the readiness to identify cost reduction opportunities, with the aim of achieving service targets with respect to quality, costs and time
Fluent in both German and English
Accustomed and knowledgeable in using SAP system and related software
If you are interested in applying for this role, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Sasha Gill in our Zug office on +41 41 508 70 07
Our client, a market leader in the Life Sciences sector, seeks a Global Head of Procurement for their Switzerland based office close to Zurich.
As Global Head of Procurement, you will operate in a senior leadership capacity, delivering cost reduction programs across the region through the implementation of best practice and management of Procurement and Supply Chain activities, including the direction and empowerment of the team.
Global Head of Procurement, Zurich, Switzerland
Reporting into the VP, the Global Head of Procurement will also be expected to:
Lead the Procurement and Supply Chain function across multiple projects
Focus towards delivering savings targets, as well as managing overall expertise
Shape, build and develop a team of Procurement professionals to deliver best-in-class category management
Hold market knowledge and have ‘finger on the pulse’ on relevant Procurement topics, particularly related to the Supply Chain within the Life Sciences sector
Evaluate and monitor existing suppliers across Europe, identifying new potential suppliers and leading the strategy objectives
Create and facilitate a Procurement mindset to genuinely deliver a Procurement transformation
Foster long-term relationships with key stakeholders, including business partnership mentality with suppliers
My client is offering an excellent opportunity for a proven Procurement professional to lead a team of up to 10 direct reports, which includes directing sourcing managers across various regions.
As Head of Procurement, we are looking for high calibre candidates with the following skillsets:
Educated to degree or equivalent level
Fluent in English, any other language skills (German/French/Italian) would be desirable
Ideally 10 years’ experience in management of Procurement processes and activities
Previous experience in a Global Category Manager role and/or significant expertise within Direct Procurement would be preferred
5 years’ experience of leading a team(s)
Experience of developing a strong supplier base through competent influencing and negotiating
Competent in delivering quantifiable improvements in total cost of ownership
Fully conversant with modern Purchasing and Procurement techniques
If you are interested in applying for this role, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Neil Cope in our Zug office on +41 41 508 70 07
Following a sustained period of growth, our market-leading FMCG client has again partnered with us to strengthen their Procurement division in Switzerland. They are looking for a Global Procurement Manager – Fine Chemicals to join the team north of Zurich.
Global Procurement Manager – Fine Chemicals - Zurich
As Global Procurement Manager – Fine Chemicals, you will be responsible for the spend management of several hundred €M across raw materials.
The successful candidate will be tasked with strategy development for this spend, and will be expected to work closely with regional Procurement leads, as well as cross-functional global leaders to develop and implement a sourcing strategy for this area of spend.
Key accountabilities of the Global Procurement Manager – Fine Chemicals include:
Responsibility for the global strategy of raw materials connected with key FMCG products
Initiating and driving large global change management strategies (such as complexity reduction projects)
To support on delivering the organisation’s sustainability targets
Measuring and managing the overall performance of global suppliers, as well as acting as a senior relationship lead for the category
Working closely with regional Procurement teams to support the launch of innovations, new product development and new supplier introductions
The successful candidate will be degree educated and have at least 7 years’ experience in a similar role. You will also have experience of managing a sizeable spend and have dealt with large-scale, complex change management projects.
An understanding of end-to-end portfolio management (including service and quality) is also important in order to be successful in this position.
In return, this is an ideal role for any aspiring Senior Procurement Professional with multi-national exposure, who is looking for their next step. Our client is a well-known, market-leading business that is currently going through an exciting period of growth, meaning there will be scope for progression in this role.
If you are interested in applying for thisGlobal Procurement Manager – Fine Chemicalsvacancy, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send a copy of your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation about this role, please call John in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007
My global manufacturing client is seeking a Master Planner for their site based in the West Midlands, UK. Sitting in a central role, you will support local site planning initiatives with a core focus on improving the wider sister businesses with adopting a consolidated planning process throughout Europe. The Master Planner will help support the wider business by assessing, challenging and enhancing existing supply chain planning processes covering production, supply and demand (S&OP) planning.
Master Planner, West Midlands, UK
As a member of the management team on site, you will work closely to develop end-to-end processes in a fast-paced, often project-focused environment. You will draw upon your experiences using SAP within a planning and production arena to further improve the existing supply chain concepts and oversee their successful implementation.
As Master Planner, we are looking for high calibre planning professionals with the following skillsets:
Ideally educated to a minimum bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (Engineering/SCM)
Circa 5+ years' experience of site based, including multi-site production environments
Strong experience of using SAP, ideally having implemented to new sites or departments
Develop strategies, policies and procedures to enhance value of the entire planning function in creating a world class materials management group
Previous experience in international production/demand planning and or inventory management, performance metrics, and project management
Develop and continuously improve supplier programs
Participate in the design and implementation of new ERP system and heighten its use is an advantage
Travel will be necessary, circa 20%
If you are interested in applying for this Master Planner role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call John Byrne in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
My client, an industry market leader, operates a number of global manufacturing sites. As they look to further enhance their Barcelona office they are seeking an established Vice President Supply Chain. Leading full E2E process optimisation, the Vice President Supply Chain will be instrumental in leading the direction, strategy, planning and execution for the company’s manufacturing operations, including end to end supply / value chain solutions. Following a sustained period of investment my client has established a reputation for proven, quality manufactured products. They have a dynamic and diverse business model which incorporates a wide range of products.
Vice President Supply Chain, Barcelona, Spain
As their long established brand looks towards expansion following continued growth, my client is offering an excellent opportunity for the Vice President Supply Chain to lead their strategic vision across Europe. You will enhance a professional, pro-active culture ensuring that, as the company grows, manufacturing capabilities meet or exceed all industry and customer requirements for cost, quality and responsiveness.
Reporting into the SVP, the Vice President Supply Chain is tasked with enhancing the productivity levels via engineered solutions and people engagement. You will bring experience of interaction across all key Supply Chain functions (manufacturing, quality, logistics, procurement, Engineering) to drive group initiatives whilst working closely with the SVP and other global C level stakeholders to formalise operational plans, goals, and future product innovations.
As Vice President Supply Chain we are looking for high calibre leaders with the following skill sets:
Educated to Degree or equivalent level in a Technical/Engineering discipline, preferably with an MBA but not essential
A minimum of 10 years leadership and people management experience is essential within FMCG style environment setting and delivering against KPIs
Formal qualifications in supply chain, manufacturing management, engineering, six sigma or lean or supply chain focused areas
Previously led senior-level negotiations with business unit stakeholders and manufacturing partners – realistically you will have led in more than one of the following functions manufacturing, logistics, planning, purchasing, quality, engineering
Be able to develop and manage budgeting and budget execution with a focus on product costs and margins
An ability to establish relationships with the full range of worldwide sub-contract manufacturers and familiarity with their capabilities, pricing strategies, and negotiation tactics
Be proactive in promoting Health and Safety in the working environment
Travel is essential, around 20% which could rise on occasions.
If you are interested in applying for this Vice President Supply Chain role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call John Byrne in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
In collaboration with our client based in Zurich we are currently seeking a Supply Planning IT Process Expert to join their expanding operation.
Supply Planning IT Process Expert – Zurich
Providing the link between various business processes and the IT application area, the Supply Planning IT Process Expert will be able to provide expert analysis, process design and recommendations to improve the performance and efficiency of the business.
As a process expert you will be required to define best practice and create the standard operating procedures which will document the flow of business operations and the impact on the business units.
With the primary focus on translating business requirements into solid system requirements and procedures within the IT area, the Supply Planning IT Process Expert will support project execution, continuous improvement and process mapping to ensure that processes flow smoothly.
Ideally you will be a process expert in the area of Supply or Demand Planning or alternatively Production Planning. You will be proficient in writing and communicating business requirements clearly and effectively and you will have a natural desire to study business processes in order to identify improvement areas.
As the Supply Planning IT Process Expert you will relish the opportunity to work both independently but also as part of a wider team, with the further ability to work cross functionally and with various stakeholders as part of wider business optimisation project.
We are looking for a high calibre candidate with the following skill sets:
Educated to Degree or equivalent level
Circa 3+ years working experience in a IT Process or Process Improvement role
Strong SAP knowledge and proficiency, ideally in SAP S/4 Hana
Proven track record in delivering training and process flows to internal stakeholders
Proficient in SharePoint, MS Visio, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Word
Fluency in English, other language skills would be an advantage
Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving ability
If you are interested in applying for this Supply Planning IT Process Expertrole please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Neil in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
Following enhanced developments throughout their business units. my client, a large multi-national organisation, seeks a German speaking Supply Planner for their office based close to Schwyz, Switzerland.
Supply Planner – Schwyz
The Supply Planner will be responsible for the planning solutions of goods and material related to the Food & Beverages sector. The ideal candidate will have previous Supply Chain experience within the FMCG sector, with a proven track record in Demand or ideally Supply Planning.
The successful candidate will be a strong communicator, with a proven record in delivering analysis to senior stakeholders in a concise and clear manner. You will be adept in data management and data analysis, and naturally will be experienced in producing and dealing with large data sets.
Furthermore, by taking a proactive approach, you will be able to identify improvement opportunities and issues within the S&OP department and relay these to a wider audience to mitigate the impact of inventory fluctuations within the Supply Chain.
As Supply Planner, we are looking for high calibre candidates with the following:
Strong analytical skills, with previous experience in Supply Chain and ideally Demand or Supply Planning
Fluent in English and German
2 years’ working experience in an international environment would be advantageous, with the understanding of Supply Chain management and good Logistics knowledge
Proficient in Microsoft Office (strong skills in Microsoft Excel required)
Knowledge of SAP such S/4 Hana or APO and any associated modules is preferred
Strong communication skills when dealing with diverse, international stakeholders
If you are interested in applying for this Supply Planner role, role please register your interest using the link above. Alternatively, please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Sasha Gill in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007
*For this role you must be willing to work or relocate to Zurich, Switzerland*
We have a unique opportunity for a Senior Buyer, who is familiar with the hospitality and travel industry, to join our prestigious client and their international team, who have offices worldwide, including their HQ in Zurich.
Senior Buyer – Zurich
With strong knowledge of the hotel and hospitality sector and, in particular, the Irish market, the Senior Buyer will be tasked with:
Negotiating rates and contracts with hoteliers and travel providers
Offer expertise on the travel sector and strong market knowledge
Build supplier relationships with partners in Ireland, as well as potentially other northern European countries
Achieve cost reductions and adhere to budgets in line with an evolving travel and hospitality spend category
Create strategies, benchmarking and provide awareness of the market within the Procurement space
Provide administrative adherence, ensuring all contracts, invoices, etc. are aligned
For this role as a Senior Buyer, it is imperative to have experience and knowledge of the Irish market, either within an Indirect spend area of travel and events or directly within the hospitality sector.
For the Senior Buyer, we are looking for a high calibre candidate with the additional following skillsets:
Circa 2+ years’ working experience in a purchasing or sourcing environment OR within the hospitality and travel industry
Educated to degree or equivalent level, ideally in an Economic, Travel or Supply Chain-focused discipline
Strong stakeholder management skills, with ability to engage and interact with the wider business units
Proficient in using Microsoft Office packages, a strong knowledge of SAP or other related systems would be beneficial
Fluency in English
Ability to travel on average 5-10%
If you are interested in applying for this Senior Buyer role, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Sasha Gill in our Zug office on +41 41 508 70 07
Our client, a global market leader in the FMCG market, seeks a Supply Planner for their site near Barcelona, Spain.
Supply Planner – Barcelona
As a Supply Planner, you will liaise internally with Demand Planning, Manufacturing, Logistics, Sales and Marketing to build planning capabilities within the organisation.
Reporting to the Supply Manager for the European region, you will be responsible for seeking and utilising market analysis to provide accurate capacity analysis and planning to fulfil the demand.
You will have experience working in an end-to-end Supply Planning role with significant production planning knowledge. My client has a dynamic and diverse business model, which incorporates a wide range of products that supply a wealth of sectors.
As our client continues to focus on enhancing their Supply Chain Planning strategy to support impressive growth, they are offering an excellent opportunity for a proven Supply Planner to work with their operational and project developments.
You will support, challenge and enhance their planning strategy on local and regional levels to align all areas of the business, to achieve corporate synergy and exceed agreed targets.
As a Supply Planner, we are looking for high calibre leaders with the following skillsets:
Educated to degree or equivalent level
Circa 2-4 years’ experience within a regional planning capacity
Fluent with English
Strong analytical skills, utilising market information to strengthen in-house planning capabilities
Previous experience with planning improvement projects in an FMCG business is also preferred
High level of PC literacy, able to organise, plan and innovate, exemplary presentation skills
If you are interested in applying for this Supply Planner role, please register your interest using the link above. Alternatively, please send your CV to email@example.com in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007
My client, an industry market leader, operates a number of global manufacturing sites with their wider organisation. They currently seek a Master Planner SAP to lead the site planning from sales forecasting to product delivery availability.
Following a sustained period of investment, my client has established a reputation for proven, quality manufactured products. They have a dynamic and diverse business model, which incorporates a wide range of products.
Master Planner SAP, Switzerland
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Master Planner SAP will be tasked with creating and implementing master schedules based on production and sales performance.
You will be responsible for maintenance of master data in the SAP system, and monitoring supplier confirmation and deliveries. You will be responsible for monitoring the on-time delivery reliability and customer lead times, as well as developing and implementing continuous improvement activities.
As Master Planner SAP, we are looking for high calibre candidates with the following skillsets:
Educated to degree level in ideally Engineering or Business Administration
Minimum 4 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
Knowledgeable about supply chain and production planning in SAP environment
Health and safety focused individual with experience in a production environment
Ideally experienced in leading a system implementation
If you are interested in applying for this Master Planner SAP role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential conversation please call Sasha in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.