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German Speaking Buyer - Team Lead

Sector Location Job type Salary
EUR 100,000 - 135,000
Date added
4 August, 2022

Job Description

My client, in the FMCG sector, is looking for a German Speaking Buyer to join its central Procurement team in Basel.


You will manage a small team of Operational Buyers and lead the packaging category from a strategic perspective.


German Speaking Buyer – Team Lead, Basel, Switzerland


We are looking for candidates with a good foundation within operational Procurement and some experience of strategic purchasing in a fast-moving area, ideally packaging, retail products or the food sector.


It is particularly important that you have an understanding of centralised strategic Procurement and the ability to execute short, medium and long-term strategy within a portfolio.


German Speaking Buyer – Team Lead will have a wide, basic Procurement skillset, with the ability to source, contract and manage suppliers.


You will also manage two Junior Buyers at an operational level. We are therefore looking for someone with proven leadership experience or the confidence and potential to manage a team.


The key quality we require is the ability to proactively lead both the operational team and the strategic direction to deliver cost efficiencies.


We are looking for high calibre candidates with the following skillset:

  • Ideally 4+ years’ experience within Procurement – with a focus within packaging, retail product or food & beverage
  • Good level of PC literacy, able to organise, plan and innovate
  • Leadership skills
  • Experience in a fast-moving environment, such as FMCG, retail, food & beverage or packaging industries
  • Fluent German and advanced English


If you are interested in applying for this German Speaking Buyer role, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to  for a confidential conversation please call Charlotte in our Zug office on +41 41 588 1874