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Category Manager - Raw Materials

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
15 January, 2021

Job Description

As my client enters continued growth across their businesses, they are seeking a Category Manager – Raw Materials, to drive forward their strategic growth plans. With headquarters located in Lausanne, our client is offering the successful candidate the chance to influence the future strategic vision. You will hold a pivotal role as the centralised Procurement division evolves, as such you will be defining the future strategic scope whilst building a long-term supplier relationship model.


Category Manager – Raw Materials, Lausanne, Switzerland   


As Category Manager – Raw Materials, operating within a specialist consumer environment,  you will report into the Head of Global Procurement and help define the local, central and global procurement strategy for the wider business. Through the identification and management of new and existing suppliers, you will ensure OTIF supply of direct materials in line with global costs and company best practice objectives.


You will review, challenge and revise existing procurement processes to align all areas of the business to achieve global synergy and exceed agreed targets.


As the Category Manager – Raw Materials, we are looking for a high calibre leader with the following skillsets:

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level
  • Circa 5 years’ purchasing, sourcing experience of raw materials in a consumer industry
  • Experience of leading multiple suppliers and customers to enhance procurement processes
  • Previously identified, led and successfully concluded projects with R&D, Sales and wider Operations to implement and influence low cost raw materials sourcing
  • High level of PC literacy, able to organise, plan and innovate, exemplary presentation skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of ERP systems
  • Willing to travel circa 20+%


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