My client, a market leader in their FMCG industry, seeks a Strategic Buyer – Primary packaging for their office based in Barcelona. As the Strategic Buyer – Primary packaging you will support the procurement team by advising the business on preferred vendor selection whilst maintaining a list of preferred suppliers. Keeping the business up to date and aware of these suppliers is a key focal area. Your key stakeholders will be balanced between Engineering teams, Marketing leaders etc so a strong communication style is needed.
As Strategic Buyer – Primary packaging you will review and enhance existing procurement strategies to improve areas of the business via automated processes including catalogue and contract enhancement.
My client is offering an excellent opportunity for a proven Strategic Buyer - MRO to work closely with supporting the Procurement Director with market analysis, data analysis etc. Evaluating existing suppliers across Europe, identifying new potential suppliers and supporting the team to negotiate and agree terms and conditions will be key focal areas.
Desired Skills and Experience
As Strategic Buyer - MRO we are looking for high calibre leaders with the following skill sets:
Educated to Bachelor degree in Business/Finance/Procurement or related discipline
At least 2-3 years’ experience in an Indirect / Technical Procurement capacity – Ideally with engineered components
Fluent in English is a must
Experience of managing a strong supplier list whilst keeping the business informed of this is a must
Experience of Indirect Procurement technical categories is a distinct advantage
Fully conversant with modern purchasing and procurement techniques
High level of PC literacy, able to organise, plan and innovate
If you are interested in applying for this Strategic Buyer – Primary packaging role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call John Byrne in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
Our client is a fast-growing company with a culture that cultivates change and innovation to drive it forward. They have an excellent track record of attracting and retaining top talent, which is related to their ethos of giving people responsibility, promoting independent working and allowing people to learn/develop through their own initiatives.
IT Project Manager, Barcelona, Spain
They are currently looking to hire IT Project Manager who will a member of the global team and coordinate projects in various locations worldwide.
The IT Project Manager will report to the Global Business Operations Director with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the regional IT Director.
This role is responsible for the planning, execution, organization and finalization of IT-related programs and/or projects according to agreed upon deadlines within an approved budget. Primary responsibility is the oversight of assigned projects within the application (principally SAP) and infrastructure domains. Responsibilities additionally include identifying resource needs and coordinating with service managers to secure team members, vendors and 3rd-party contractors/consultants to execute and deliver projects according to plan.
In what is both a broad and varied role, key responsibilities are to include:
The IT Project Manager will work with the Business Operations function to build statements of work defining the effort required from implementation vendors.
Drives the identification, development, and delivery of all IT solutions using detailed business requirements.
Define required resources and the schedule for the implementation of the projects.
Develop a detailed project plan for each initiative and monitors and tracks progress against that plan. Measures project performance using appropriate tools and techniques.
Management of all outsourced technical support and 3rd party project consultants.
Documents project activity and manages risk and cash burn accordingly.
Ensures assigned projects are delivered on time, on budget, with quality and in accordance with the corporate Project Methodology.
Captures project issues, ensure clear ownership of resolutions, and tracks to closure
Escalates pending decisions and significant issues to project sponsors when necessary in a timely fashion
Serve as single point of contact for project level questions and status
Manage project financials by way of Excel-based models
Develop and maintain risk management strategies
In order to fulfil the requirements of the position, it is envisaged the candidate should have the following skill set and experience:
Minimum of 7+ years of relevant experience required, preferably managing IT related initiatives.
Experience interfacing with all levels of business leadership providing project status, presenting significant project issues and the alternatives to resolve, and attain approval for recommendations.
Prior experience working within the consulting industry desired.
Solid functional background related to IT initiatives with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development, systems administration, or infrastructure engineering.
Strong demonstrated leadership of direct and indirect teams and associated leadership, mentoring and supervisory skills.
Knowledge of SAP will be advantageous
Previous experience in managing IT projects for the finance and accounting function will be a plus
Exceptional organizational skills including a high level of attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
Exceptional working knowledge of MS Office applications, most notably Project, Power-point and Excel.
Ability to be a technical strategic thought leader as well as a “hands on” implementer.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to travel globally when needed.
Fluency in English
Readiness to travel
If you are interested in applying for this IT Project Manager role please register your interest using the link above, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Izabela Darmstetter in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
As our client continues to acquire new orders and enter new markets, they have identified the need to further enhance their Quality department. As such the client, based in the Catalonia region, seeks a Senior Supplier Quality Manager.
Senior Supplier Quality Manager, Catalonia, Spain
As Plant Quality Manager you will be responsible for setting the group standards, working cross functionally to maintain consistent standards across manufacturing processes via stakeholder engagement. You will be responsible for optimising processes and will be well versed with ISO standards (9001/14001). Ultimately geared towards improving the strategic focus to exceed customer expectations. You will lead the Quality function to communicate efficiency with all internal customers (Production, R&D etc) to help achieve agreed standards collectively across multiple sites and countries.
We are looking for high calibre leaders for the Senior Supplier Quality Manager role with the following skill sets:
Educated to Degree or equivalent level ideally in a Quality focused specialism
As the Senior Supplier Quality Manager you will have previously identified, led and successfully concluded Continuous Improvement exercises and QMS implementations
Fluent in English and Spanish
Formal qualifications in manufacturing management, engineering, six sigma or lean manufacturing would be advantageous
Being well versed with Quality tools and techniques for example PFMEA, APQP, 8D, SPC is an advantage
Leadership and people management experience is essential - you will lead a team of 4-6 people
High level of PC literacy, able to organise, plan and innovate, exemplary presentation skills
Be proactive in promoting Health and Safety in the working environment
If you are interested in applying for this Senior Supplier Quality Manager role please register your interest using the link above, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call John Byrne in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
Our client, a large FMCG business is seeking a Logistics Procurement Manager following sustained growth in their Barcelona Centre of Excellence. The business is providing the suitable candidate with career succession planning and great company benefits such as an excellent salary package and employee engagement initiatives. The successful candidate will have the ability to carve their career within the business. From day one you will be exposed to board level executives and you will be influencing key stakeholders and suppliers globally.
Logistics Procurement Manager, Barcelona, Spain
As the Logistics Procurement Manager you will be involved with both global and regional sourcing activities. You'll be liaising with logistics suppliers, analysing vendors, negotiating contracts and managing suppliers. You are part of a team that is collectively responsible for a spend level of around €85 million. You'll be dealing with multiple products, sites and internal customers. The role will involve global projects with the team, continually applying lean methodology to further the company's strategic strengths in category management.
The Logistics Procurement Manager will be based in Barcelona and will require key responsibilities including:
Leading strategic supplier direction, qualifications and capabilities to both extend and expand supply base
Understanding the categories, analysing the market, preparing sourcing strategies, using RFP process, negotiating, implementing, and tracking results
Providing forward looking guidance on trends, threats, and opportunities throughout the complete value/supply chain
You will have:
Degree or above
Minimum 3+ years logistic purchasing experience
Ability to identify, understand and give priority to satisfy the needs of internal and external customers
Working knowledge of SAP and strong analytical skills
Willing to travel c. 20%
If you are interested in applying for this Logistics Procurement Manager role please register your interest using the link above, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call John Byrne in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.