In collaboration with our client, a large multinational business operating in the FMCG sector, we are currently seeking a Procurement Manager Marketing & Ecommerce. This role would be open across various European locations and could accommodate a remote working capacity with occasional travel to an office (London, Paris, Zurich).
This position is initially a 12-month fixed term contract and would suit a dynamic, driven and ambitious individual who as the Procurement Manager Marketing & Ecommerce will act as the primary point of contact between suppliers and business stakeholders and will be responsible for supporting procurement activities which will include contract negotiation, auction management as well as implementing the overall global sourcing strategy for the category and wider Procurement function. Typically, other procurement activities will include supplier search, supplier recommendation and contracting support in line with the source to contract process.
Key responsibilities include:
Sourcing Ecommerce and Media services as well as e-business and creative services
Provide strong Market knowhow of the categories in scope and good understanding of complex Marketing and e-commerce solutions and processes
Monitoring of supplier performance and the reporting of this analysis to internal stakeholders and the Global Category Manager
Stakeholder management with the ability to identify purchasing and supplier risks before reporting them as appropriate
Possess a customer centric mindset and show awareness and understanding of the target consumer and their experience
For the Procurement Manager Marketing & Ecommerce position we are looking for high calibre candidates with the following:
Educated to degree or equivalent level
Ideally 2+ years’ experience in a similar position covering Category Management responsibilities ideally in a luxury or consumer goods focussed business
An interest in either Retail, Fashion or the luxury goods market
Procurement expertise with experience of operating on a global scale with a drive to deliver best in class purchasing methods whilst maintaining a continuous improvement mindset
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 essential
Accustomed and knowledgeable in using SAP system and related software
If you are interested in applying for this Procurement Manager Marketing & Ecommerce role, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Neil Cope in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007
We are currently searching for an immediately available Sourcing Manager IT and BPO (Interim) to join our client’s team in Zurich, Switzerland on an initial 6-month fixed term contract. This is an interim position to support the strategic Procurement function of the business.
Operating within the business services sector you will be responsible for Procurement activities within the Indirect space with a particular focus on IT, BPO and Offshoring. You will support the Procurement Head in their operational and strategic approach to the overall business objectives.
You will be comfortable operating in a fast-paced environment with the ability to adapt to different challenges as and when they arise whilst maintaining focus on customer requirements and the businesses wider objectives. By bringing previous Category Management expertise you will be adept at dealing with different stakeholders in a complex matrix environment.
As Sourcing Manager IT and BPO (Interim) you will join a growing operation that offers a genuine to add value and gain experience in a strategic and executional sourcing capacity. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of purchasing and have previously conducted negotiations and supplier search activity within the business services or Financial Services sector.
The role will also hold the remit to contribute to the optimisation of projects and supplier relationships and would suit a dynamic and adaptable mindset who can truly develop the purchasing analysis function.
We are looking for a high calibre Sourcing Manager IT and BPO (Interim) with the following skill sets:
Circa 3+ years working experience in a technical procurement environment
Knowledgeable in the IT area and associated sourcing activities
Strong stakeholder management skills with ability to engage and interact with the wider business units
Have a strong analytical mind with the ability to conduct spend data analysis alongside traditional Category Management
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), plus a strong knowledge of SAP and associated tools
Fluent in English, German would be an advantage
If you are interested in applying for this Sourcing Manager IT and BPO (Interim) 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 Neil Cope in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007
We are currently partnered with a market leading FMCG business, which is embarking on a large Procurement transformation, in its search for a Buyer – Packaging.
It is looking for a candidate with Procurement-based experience to co-operate closely with the team during this period of change.
Buyer – Packaging, Zurich, Switzerland
In this role, you will be responsible for the spend management of several hundred million euros in packaging, with a key focus on a transition towards greater sustainability.
The successful candidate will be tasked with strategy development for this spend, and will be expected to work closely with regional Procurement heads to develop and implement a sourcing strategy for this area of spend.
The successful candidate would ideally have a degree or professional background involving analytical assessment, and a proficiency in mathematics, statistics, econometrics or other relevant background.
Key accountabilities of the Buyer – Packaging include:
Responsibility for the global strategy of packaging materials connected with secondary packaging, 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 assist the launch of innovations, new product development and new supplier introductions
The successful candidate will be degree educated and have at least 5 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
Knowledge of end-to-end portfolio management (including service and quality) is also important in order to be successful in this position
A duty to liaise and influence key senior stakeholders in order to meet company goals
Needs more able using data to drive improvements in strategy, maybe digitalisation
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 Buyer – Packaging vacancy, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send a copy of your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation about this role, please call Jaedon Munton in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
We’re currently looking for a Senior Finance Business Partner on behalf of our client. This is a great opportunity to join a fast-paced, US owned manufacturing business at its offices near Zurich.
The company has been experiencing strong growth and continues to target future progression, both organically and through acquisitions.
It is looking for someone who brings broad experience across Finance, but with a core strength in Commercial Finance and highly developed business partnering skills.
The company has a strong focus on employee development, where typically employees move roles every two to three years.
Senior Finance Business Partner, Zurich, Switzerland
As a Senior Finance Business Partner, your role will include:
Financial review and appraisal of commercial contracts and deal tracking
Divisional sales and margin analysis
Financial support for development of existing portfolio
Financial modelling for key innovations and projects
Financial support for M&A initiatives
Management of a team of three direct reports
Minimum degree level qualification in Finance or related subject - additional qualifications, such as MBA, CPA etc., would be desirable
Minimum 8 years’ experience in Financial Planning and Financial Business Support
Prior experience in an international matrix environment
Strong analytical and presentation skills
Strong all round Finance experience, with a core strength in Commercial Finance
Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
Fluency in English, additional European languages, particularly French, would be beneficial
If you are interested in applying for this Senior Finance Business Partner role please register your interest using the link below, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Meriel in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
Covering assistance and coordination tasks for the Managing Directors you will also be responsible for:
Presentation and reporting creation
Collation and preparing of information for Managing Director team
Travel and Itinerary arrangements/bookings and related activities
Site Administration and general team support
Handling and maintaining confidential information and data
Office supply management and ordering
Support new employees induction and onboarding process
Create and establish office policies and procedures and be the first port of call on this topic
Prepare weekly/monthly reports consolidating necessary information and data in a timely manner
Take responsibility for meeting and documentation notes and maintenance of such records
As theExecutive Administration Assistant – Interim you will relish the opportunity to work both independently but also as part of a wider team, and be naturally supportive and disciplined in day to day office activities.
We are looking for a high calibre candidate with the following skill sets:
Experience in a similar position, ideally having operated in an international environment previously
Ability to work to deadlines and multitask approach
Show reliability and a trustworthy attitude whilst being highly organised with the ability to priories and manage C-suite level colleagues diary appointments
Proficient in MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word and associated tools
Fluency in English, a good or fluent knowledge of German would also be an advantage
Excellent attention to detail
If you are interested in applying for this Executive Administration Assistant– Interim role, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Neil Cope in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007
My client, a global services business, is looking for a Finance Manager to join its Swiss team in Basel.
You will be working closely with colleagues at the local site, as well as in the US and in its European SSC, and have accountability for a full P&L.
There is potential in this role to take on the responsibility to manage employees in the future and the company has a strong focus on succession planning, so there is great potential for progression and development.
Finance Manager, Basel, Switzerland
As a Finance Manager, your role will include:
Month end close, journals and accruals
Working closely with the Accounting shared service centre to ensure accuracy of the figures
Balance sheet reconciliations
Finance business partner assistance to Functional Managers, including financial planning process
Cashflow and margin reporting
Ad hoc project work
Degree level qualification or equivalent in Finance or related subject
Minimum 5 years’ experience in Finance, with a strong Accounting background
Fluency in English and German
Experience in an international matrix environment
Strong communication and analytical skills
Prior experience with ERP systems
Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Strong communication, analytical and organisational skills
If you are interested in applying for this Finance Manager role please register your interest using the link below, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Meriel in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
On behalf of our global client, a market leader in its industry, we are currently looking for a Finance Manager to join its Swiss entity based in Zug.
Finance Manager, Zug, Switzerland
The successful candidate will be accountable for Swiss and international Accounting, as well as providing strategic financial advice to the business.
This is a key position driving Finance and taking direct responsibility for the Swiss team.
Some key duties for the Finance Manager:
Overseeing monthly closing and reporting for Swiss entities
Providing analysis and commentary on results to leadership, acting as a financial business partner to the business
Liaise with the international HQ surrounding annual business planning
Contact person of all VAT matters, including VAT reporting
Handle audit across the Swiss entities, liaising with external stakeholders when required
Accountable for the internal control and assisting the continuous improvement of internal processes
Liaison with tax consultants across Europe
The ideal Finance Manager candidate will have:
Experience in Accounting and Controlling
Strong VAT knowledge
Experience managing and developing a team
Good knowledge of Swiss payroll
Experience with SAP
Fluent in German and English
If you are interested in applying for this Finance Manager role, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to email@example.com for a confidential conversation please call Alex in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
Reporting to the Global Head of Sales and Marketing, you will be supporting the development of the global sales strategy with responsibility for both maintaining strong relationships with existing customers as well as new business development.
As Senior Key Account / Sales Manager your role will include:
Close collaboration with Demand Planning and Customer Service to optimize sales forecasting and therefore the production planning
Close collaboration with Global Head of Sales to establish sales plan for prices, volumes, payments
Ensures information flow within the Sales team and other functions
Responsible for achieving sales objectives for customers in Key Account portfolio in accordance with sales plan
Define and implement action plans for customers in accordance with sales and profit targets as set
Monitor competitor activities.
observe trends, customer needs, new developments and to review market segments regularly
Represent the company at trade fairs, customers events etc.
Requirements for the role:
8 plus years of experience in key account management.
Experience within the chemicals sector and / or selling to the tobacco industry would be preferred but not essential.
Experience in an international role.
BtoB sales experience.
Excellent communication and relationship building skills.
Willingness to travel approx. 40% under normal circumstances.
Open minded and a strong team player
If you are interested in applying for this Senior Key Account / Sales Manager role please register your interest using the link below, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Meriel in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
We are seeking a Head of Accounting for our client, a successful and internationally renowned business that is experiencing a period of sustained growth.
The Head of Accounting will manage the Accounting team and lead diverse projects for the Swiss entity.
If you have an Accounting background, and are looking for career and personal development, this role offers both leadership and change management responsibilities, and should be of high interest to you.
Chef Comptable/Accounting Manager, Geneva, Zug
The main duties of the Head of Accounting role are:
Management of Accounting for the Swiss entity
Collaborating with the Controlling department to establish controls
Managing a team of Accountants
Monthly closing, reporting
Leading large-scale projects – new software/ERP implementations
Other ad hoc projects as required
The main skills required for the position are:
Qualified Accountant (strongly preferred)
Swiss GAAP experience, exposure to Swiss Tax, US GAAP
The ability to introduce change to established processes and improve them
If you are interested in applying for this Chef Comptable/Accounting Manager role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call John Bower in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
We are currently searching for a German speaking Regional Continuous Improvement Manager, for a role based in the Zug area.
Working within the FMCG sector, you will be accountable for driving internal change programs across their global production and supply departments, to apply Six Sigma methodologies, Lean methods and process optimization.
Key tasks of the Regional Continuous Improvement Manager include:
Coordinate existing processes through review, challenge and engagement with various internal stakeholders
Partnering with the Production teams, you will ensure that process improvements are implemented on an end-to-end scale
Drive and implement a Lean transformation
Develop and structuralize the Operational Excellence from creation through to strategy development and implementation
Identify improvement opportunities in the Lean and Operational Excellence Network
Deliver value stream mapping and a dynamic can-do attitude to approaching problem-solving tasks
Run and deliver workshops on topics such as Kaizen, Just in Time principles
As Regional Continuous Improvement Manager, we are looking for high calibre candidates with the following skillset:
Educated to degree or equivalent level
Fluent in German and English
Certification or accreditation in Lean Six Sigma would be desirable
Regional or global scope managing change programs with at least 3-7 years’ exposure to, if possible, production, logistics or SCM environment
Previous experience within FMCG or food & beverages or manufacturing environments in relation to Continuous Improvement methodologies
PMP certification desirable
Previously identified, led and successfully concluded projects
Created and led training workshops with sustainable results
Ability to travel over 50% to various sites across the region
If you are interested in applying for this Regional Continuous Improvement Managerrole, please register your interest using the link. Alternatively, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Neil Cope in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007