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Chief Procurement Officer - Europe

JPB - ABKD-760477
Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
14 April, 2021

Job Description

We’re looking for a Chief Procurement Officer on behalf of our client, an industry market leader. We are currently working with a multi-national chemical company who are going through an exciting innovation period.

Chief Procurement Officer - Europe

As this brand continues to develop, our client is offering an excellent opportunity for a Chief Procurement Officer to lead their global strategic vision.

With strong experience working across the APAC region, you’ll lead the strategic direction for global raw material purchasing, as well as sourcing indirect categories. As Chief Procurement Officer, you will work with a continuous improvement mindset to help optimise the Procurement processes throughout the company, crucially through their teams.

Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Procurement Officer is responsible for managing the supplier selection and development programme, as well as assuring the Procurement performance and sourcing compliance through KPI tracking.

With a team of around 20 people, the Chief Procurement Officer will have strong leadership skills and be comfortable working closely with C level/cross-functional stakeholders.


As Chief Procurement Officer, we are looking for high calibre leaders with the following skillsets:


  • Educated to degree or equivalent level in Chemistry, Business Administration or Economics
  • A minimum of 10 years‘ experience in the chemical industry is a strong advantage, with a proven background in leadership and people management
  • Experience with organisational development within a large company, leading change programmes and teams through this
  • Proven leadership and analytical skills, ideally having introduced digitalisation projects into their businesses
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders effectively 
  • Flexible to travel (roughly 20-30%)


If you are interested in applying for this Chief Procurement Officer role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call John Byrne in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.