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Sourcing Director

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NC-AEEC-577320
Sector Location Job type Salary
Competitive
Date added
6 January, 2021

Job Description

Our client, a market leader in the Financial Services sector, seeks a Sourcing Director for their Switzerland based office in Zug. As Sourcing Director, you will operate in a senior leadership capacity delivering vendor relationship management, cost reduction programs and service management on a global scale – all through the implementation of best practice and management of service and vendor provider activities.

 

Sourcing Director, Zug, Swizterland

 

The Sourcing Director will collaborate and work closely with C-suite level internally and will lead the strategic sourcing activity across multiple projects and areas of the business. Often focused towards delivering savings as well as managing overall expertise across the region you will be an expert in consolidating supplier spend and have ideally set up Vendor Relationship Management either from scratch or early conception. Previous experience in a Financial services, Insurance or Private Equity environment would be essential alongside significant expertise within Indirect Sourcing as this would then allow you to be best placed to contribute to the Service Management transformation exercise that the wider business is about to partake.

 

Our client is offering an excellent opportunity for a proven business leader to be able to become a part of a change management project which will allow evaluation and monitoring of existing suppliers across the globe, identifying new potential suppliers and negotiating and agreeing terms and conditions of new agreements.

 

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

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level
  • Fluent in English, any other language skills (German/French/Italian) would be desirable
  • Ideally 10 years’ experience in management of Sourcing and Vendor Relationship processes and activities
  • 5 years’ experience of leading a team(s)
  • Previous Procurement experience and training would be an advantage in this role
  • Experience of developing a strong supplier base through competent influencing and negotiating
  • Competent in delivering quantifiable improvements in total cost of ownership
  • Fully conversant with modern purchasing and procurement techniques

 

If you are interested in applying for this Sourcing Director role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to neil.cope@emearecruitment.eu or for a confidential conversation please call Neil in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.