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Global Procurement Manager - Fine Chemicals

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
14 September, 2021

Job Description

Following a sustained period of growth, our market-leading FMCG client has again partnered with us to strengthen their Procurement division in Switzerland. They are looking for a Global Procurement Manager – Fine Chemicals to join the team north of Zurich.


Global Procurement Manager – Fine Chemicals - Zurich 


As Global Procurement Manager – Fine Chemicals, you will be responsible for the spend management of several hundred €M across raw materials.


The successful candidate will be tasked with strategy development for this spend, and will be expected to work closely with regional Procurement leads, as well as cross-functional global leaders to develop and implement a sourcing strategy for this area of spend.


Key accountabilities of the Global Procurement Manager – Fine Chemicals include:

  • Responsibility for the global strategy of raw materials connected with key FMCG products
  • Initiating and driving large global change management strategies (such as complexity reduction projects)
  • To support on delivering the organisation’s sustainability targets
  • Measuring and managing the overall performance of global suppliers, as well as acting as a senior relationship lead for the category
  • Working closely with regional Procurement teams to support the launch of innovations, new product development and new supplier introductions


The successful candidate will be degree educated and have at least 7 years’ experience in a similar role. You will also have experience of managing a sizeable spend and have dealt with large-scale, complex change management projects.


An understanding of end-to-end portfolio management (including service and quality) is also important in order to be successful in this position.


In return, this is an ideal role for any aspiring Senior Procurement Professional with multi-national exposure, who is looking for their next step. Our client is a well-known, market-leading business that is currently going through an exciting period of growth, meaning there will be scope for progression in this role.


If you are interested in applying for this Global Procurement Manager – Fine Chemicals vacancy, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send a copy of your CV to or for a confidential conversation about this role, please call John in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007