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Interim Category Manager Packaging

NC - AOHG-087287
Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
2 October, 2020

Job Description

We are currently searching for an immediately available Interim Category Manager Packaging to join our client’s team in Zug, Switzerland. This is an ongoing Interim position to support the strategic Procurement function of the business.


Interim Category Manager Packaging, Zug, Switzerland 


Operating within the consumer goods sector you will be responsible for both Primary and Secondary packaging buying activity, with a primary focus on supporting the Head of Procurement in their operational and strategic approach to the overall business objectives. You will be comfortable operating in a fast-paced project driven environment with the ability to adapt to different challenges as and when they arise whilst maintaining focus on customer requirements and their sustainability criteria. By bringing previous Category Management expertise you will be adapt at dealing with different stakeholders in a complex matrix environment.


As an Interim Category Manager Packaging you will join a growing operation that offers a genuine opportunity to progress and potentially take on a long-term opportunity with the business. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of purchasing packaging and associated materials and have previously conducted negotiations and supplier search activity within the FMCG or Food & Beverages sectors. The role will also hold the remit to contribute to the optimisation of projects and supplier relationships and would suit a dynamic and adaptable mindset who can truly develop the purchasing analysis function.


We are looking for a high calibre Interim Category Manager Packaging with the following skill sets:

· Circa 5+ years working experience in a technical procurement environment

· Strong stakeholder management skills with ability to engage and interact with the wider business units

· Have a strong analytical mind with the ability to conduct spend data analysis alongside traditional Category Management

· Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), plus a strong knowledge of SAP and associated tools

· Fluent in English


If you are interested in applying for this Interim Category Manager Packaging 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.