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Strategic Sourcing Lead Indirect

Sector Location Job type Salary
Up to CHF 175,000 package, depending on experience
Date added
22 July, 2022

Job Description

In collaboration with our client, we are seeking a German speaking strategic Sourcing Manager Indirect to be based in its Zurich office.


Sourcing Manager Indirect, Zurich, Switzerland


Key responsibilities of the Sourcing Manager Indirect will include:

  • Operate in a senior capacity, delivering cost reduction programs across a wide region through the implementation of best practice and management of procurement activities
  • Adopt and drive a continuous improvement mindset, while delivering best-in-class procurement solutions for the business
  • Guide and promote the sourcing journey from concept design through to sourcing execution
  • Deliver market knowledge to relevant stakeholders and stay up to speed on market trends within specific spend categories
  • Identify purchasing and supplier risks before reporting them as appropriate
  • Contribute on a commercial level, as well as showing skills in a customer-facing environment.


The Sourcing Manager Indirect will ideally have solid experience within a Sourcing environment, which will include expertise and functional knowledge (as well as building partnerships with service providers) in one of the following areas: Professional services, HR, IT (hardware/software), logistics or facilities management.

You will have a strong customer-centric mindset, with the clear ability to put the customer first and deliver solutions.


As a Sourcing Manager Indirect, we are looking for the following skillset:

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level
  • Ideally 8+ years’ experience in Procurement in a similar position covering sourcing or professional services-related responsibilities
  • Sourcing expert with experience of operating on a global scale with a drive to deliver best-in-class purchasing methods
  • Previous experience of working within or deep understanding of professional services, IT, logistics or facilities management from a Procurement perspective would be preferred
  • Strong influencer, who has the readiness to identify cost reduction opportunities with the aim of achieving service targets with respect to quality, costs and time
  • Fluent in English and German is essential
  • Accustomed and knowledgeable in using SAP system and related software


If you are interested in applying for this Sourcing Manager Indirect role, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Neil Cope in our office on + 41 41 588 1867