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Interim Category Manager Indirect

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
6 January, 2021

Job Description

We are currently searching for an immediately available Interim Category Manager Indirect 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 Indirect, Zug, Switzerland


Operating within the consumer goods sector, you will be responsible for Procurement activities within the Indirect space, with a particular focus on Capex, MRO, Distribution and Packaging, with the aim of 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, while maintaining focus on customer requirements and the businesses sustainability objectives. By bringing previous Category Management expertise, you will be adept at dealing with different stakeholders in a complex matrix environment.


As an Interim Category Manager Indirect, you will join a growing operation that offers a genuine opportunity to progress and potentially take on a long-term permanent opportunity with the business. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of purchasing Capex, Spare Parts and Equipment, as well as 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 Indirect with the following skillsets:

  • 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 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.