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Strategic Purchaser- Indirect

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
22 July, 2020

Job Description

In partnership with our client, a market leader in the Services sector, we are seeking a German speaking Strategic Purchaser– Indirect?£? for their headquarters based in Bern, Switzerland. As an experienced Procurement professional, you will have responsibility of various Indirect spend categories with the remit to develop and implement the category strategy in line with business requirements. Ensuring operational compliance across all Indirect Procurement activities you will be targeted to deliver savings whilst maintaining supplier quality and lead time standards.


Strategic Purchaser– Indirect, Bern, Switzerland


Reporting into the Head of Indirect Procurement, as Strategic Purchaser– Indirect you will have previous experience in sourcing outsourced service providers with particular reference to BPO, HR, Finance, Legal and Consultancy services. Operating with a business partner approach you will be highly proficient in stakeholder management with a proven track record in influencing in a cross functional capacity whilst owning the financial performance of the sub-category and managing key supplier relationships.


For the Strategic Purchaser– Indirect position we are looking for high calibre candidates with the following skill sets:

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level
  • Ideally 3+ years’ experience in a senior procurement position covering Category Management responsibilities
  • Ability to implement and develop sourcing strategies
  • Hold substantial knowledge of the relevant market and category
  • Track record in achieving results in negotiations, project team leadership and improvement in supplier relationship management
  • Willingness to travel on occasional basis
  • Fluent in both English and German languages
  • Accustomed and knowledgeable in using SAP system and related software


If you are interested in applying for this Strategic Purchaser– Indirect role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Neil in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.