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Purchasing Manager

NC - AMVC-853552
Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
15 January, 2020

Job Description

We are currently seeking a German speaking Purchasing Manager to be based with our client in Zurich.



Purchasing Manager, Zurich, Switzerland 


Acting as the primary point of contact between suppliers and business stakeholders you will be responsible for leading procurement activities in Switzerland which will include contract negotiation, auction management as well as implementing the overall global sourcing strategy. Typically, other procurement activities will include project coordination, supplier search, supplier recommendation and contracting support in line with the source to contract process.


As Purchasing Manager you will ideally have previous experience in an FMCG environment due to the dynamic fast paced nature of the role. You will be responsible for sourcing related to raw materials such as Food & Beverages as well as Packaging materials. You will be adept at implementing Procurement strategies and tailoring your approach to each sourcing activity based on ever changing bespoke customer demands.


By applying an analytical approach, you will assess raw data, work prominently with key stakeholders and implement the sourcing activity required on a case by case basis. Through creation of an ongoing runway of savings you will be required to deliver improvements in terms of cost, innovation and quality.


As Purchasing Manager we are looking for high calibre candidates with the following:

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level
  • Ideally 5+ years' experience in a similar position sourcing raw materials in an FMCG environment
  • An interest in FMCG sector and ideally Food & Beverages
  • Procurement expertise with experience of operating on a global scale with a drive to deliver best in class purchasing methods whilst maintaining a continuous improvement mindset
  • 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
  • Fluency in both English and German - candidates must be comfortable in a German speaking environment
  • Accustomed and knowledgeable in using SAP system and related software including MS Office


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