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Strategic Sourcing Manager

NC - ABGW-138405
Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
17 February, 2020

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Strategic Sourcing Manager for our client based in Zurich. As a market leader in the manufacturing and services sector our client is searching for a strategic minded individual with prior experience in driving sourcing projects from creation through to conclusion. Reporting directly to the Head of Procurement you will be comfortable in taking ownership of vendor selection and operating to the main objectives of driving the improvements related to cost, service and quality. Furthermore, through developing new supplier sources and building supplier relationships you will evolve procurement strategies related to maintenance, repairs and leasing services.


Strategic Sourcing Manager, Zurich, Switzerland 


As the Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will ideally have solid experience within purchasing material and parts related to automotive, machinery and engines and be accustomed to managing suppliers to ensure total cost of ownership is reduced and KPI’s are met. A passion and genuine interest in the automotive or aviation industry would be an advantage as you will be required to lead projects related to the repair and logistic services of maintenance parts where the ability to strategically understand the inventory management is vital to bringing success to the Procurement function.

You will also be proficient in stakeholder management with the ability to identify purchasing and supplier risks before reporting them as appropriate.


As Strategic Sourcing Manager we are looking for high calibre candidates with the following skill sets:

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level
  • Ideally 5+ years’ experience in a similar position covering Category Management responsibilities within the aerospace/aviation industry
  • Procurement expert with experience of operating on a global scale with a drive to deliver best in class purchasing methods
  • Proven experience in achieving cost reduction targets, cycle time reduction and general strategic sourcing and contract negotiation
  • 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 English both written and spoken, German would also be an advantage
  • Accustomed and knowledgeable in using SAP system and related software


If you are interested in applying for this Strategic Sourcing Manager 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.