Connecting the best people with world leading companies

VP Global Procurement - Food & Beverages

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
23 September, 2021

Job Description

As our client enters an exciting, innovative transformation program, they seek a VP Global Procurement – Food & Beverages with experience implementing long-term strategic growth plans across a global team.

With a genuine ability to influence and shape the future of the Procurement division with a multi-billion, well known and well respected brand, you will bring proven leadership skills to build relations internally and externally.


VP Global Procurement – Food & Beverages, Hanover, Germany


With strong experience working across the APAC region, you’ll manage the strategic direction for global raw material purchasing. As the VP Global Procurement – Food & Beverages, you will work with a continuous improvement mindset to help optimise the Procurement processes throughout the company, crucially through your teams.


You are responsible for managing the supplier selection and development programme, as well as assuring the Procurement performance and Sourcing compliance through KPI tracking.


With a global team, the VP Global Procurement will have strong leadership skills and be comfortable working closely with C level/cross-functional stakeholders.


As VP Global Procurement – Food & Beverages, we are looking for high calibre leaders with the following skillsets:

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level in Chemistry, Business Administration or Economics
  • A minimum of 10 years‘ experience in a Food, Chemical-style industry is a strong advantage, with a proven background in leadership and people management
  • Language skills: fluent English is mandatory, with a strong command of German or French being advantageous, but not essential
  • Experience with organisational change and development within a large matrix company, managing change programmes and teams through this
  • Proven leadership and analytical skills, ideally having introduced digitalisation projects into their businesses 
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders effectively
  • Flexible to travel


If you are interested in applying for this VP Global Procurement – Food & Beverages role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call John Byrne in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.