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Category Manager Metals

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
18 November, 2019

Job Description

In collaboration with our client, a significant player in the life sciences industry, we are seeking a German speaking Category Manager Metals to join their team based in Zurich. The successful applicant will be tasked with key accountabilities which will include supplier selection, market analysis and furthermore the initiation and conclusion of supplier agreements with the overall objective of enhancing their procurement team.


Category Manager Metals, Zurich, Switzerland


The ideal candidate will have a strong technical understanding of Metals, Mechanics and Plastic Parts having previously conducted negotiations and established supplier frameworks with suppliers within these subcategories. Working closely with internal stakeholders including Commodity Managers and engineers, the Category Manager Metals will be a strong technical leader who can competently engage with developers and other team members as required as well as understanding complex different product groups. You will also have previous experience of working on projects focussed on sustainability and cost reduction objectives.


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

  • Educated to Degree or equivalent level in an Engineering focussed discipline
  • Several years experience in purchasing ideally on an international scale
  • Strong technological mindset, holding a genuine interest in life sciences and biotech products
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), plus a strong knowledge of SAP would be beneficial
  • Fluency in German and English is essential
  • Willingness to travel as and when necessary to other European sites


If you are interested in applying for this Category Manager Metals 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.