This role would suit a dynamic, driven and ambitious individual who, as the Senior Buyer Marketing & eCommerce, will act as the primary point of contact between suppliers and business stakeholders. You will also support 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 of the Senior Buyer Marketing & eCommerce include:
Sourcing eCommerce and media services, as well as e-business and creative services
Provide strong market know-how of the categories in scope and good knowledge of complex Marketing and eCommerce 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 Senior Buyer 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 fashion and the luxury goods market
Procurement expertise, with experience of operating on a global scale, with a drive to deliver best-in-class Purchasing methods, while 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, German speaking would be an advantage
Accustomed and knowledgeable in using SAP system and related software
If you are interested in applying for this Senior Buyer Marketing & eCommerce 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
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 thisGlobal Procurement Manager – Fine Chemicalsvacancy, 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 John in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007
Opportunity to join a dynamic and growing international business with a strong emphasis on the development of their employees.
You will bring experience in accounting as well as a first exposure to controlling.
Junior Controller - Zürich, Switzerland
They have a highly multicultural environment with a lot of potential for future progression for an ambitious individual.
The role will include:
Analysis of key KPI’s
Support the budget and forecast process.
Provide analyses and management reports to key stakeholders.
Provide recommendations for increasing profitability.
Involvement in a range of projects.
The successful candidate will have:
Approximately 4 years’ experience, including a background in accounting before moving into controlling.
Strong educational background with a minimum degree level qualification in Finance and Accounting or related subject.
A keenness to grow and develop, undertaking additional trainings.
Strong communication and relationship building skills.
Fluency in English. Additional languages are beneficial, particularly German.
Strong analytical skills.
If you are interested in applying for this __ 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’re recruiting a German speaking Talent Acquisition Partner for our international industrial client, who are growing and looking to bring top talent in the organisation.
They offer a dynamic and fast-paced environment, and a culture where creativity and innovation are encouraged.
This position plays a key role in the Talent Acquisition process; working closely with the TA Manager, you will take responsibility for a range of vacancies and deal with hiring managers throughout the full recruitment cycle.
Talent Acquisition Partner - Zürich, Switzerland
Responsibilities of the Talent Acquisition Partner:
With the support of the TA Manager, consult with hiring managers on their Talent Acquisition needs and advise on appropriate sourcing channels
Develop talent pipelines through a range of sourcing tools, events and employer brand activities
Execute appropriate pre-screening, assessment tools and techniques to increase the quality of hire
Ensure both candidates and stakeholders have a positive experience through the hiring process
Suggest improvements to the attraction and screening process
Embrace technology and automation where appropriate
5 years’ experience of the end-to-end Talent Acquisition process, with a focus on direct sourcing and selection
Ideally technical knowledge in one of the following areas – Engineering, Quality, Project Management, Sales, Account Management
Fluent in German and English
Advanced skills sourcing candidates through a range of different channels, including digital
Strong knowledge of innovative sourcing tools and building talent pools
Good knowledge of recruitment systems and technology
Excellent storytelling capability and a passion for recruiting will be a must
If you are interested in applying for this Talent Acquisition Partner role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com for a confidential conversation please call Keeley in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
The CAPEX Category Buyer will be responsible for sourcing processing equipment and MRO services for our client, a large multi-national food company based in Zurich.
The CAPEX Category Buyer will work with a variety of stakeholders to support multiple sites in the region with both medium and complex projects. You will oversee the implementation of sourcing processes in line with company targets across multiple sites.
CAPEX Category Buyer - Zürich, Switzerland
Covering site expenditure and capital projects, the CAPEX Category Buyer will be responsible for delivering year-on-year cost savings and the development of strategic purchasing plans. Ideally, you will have a strong technical understanding of CAPEX and MRO procurement, having previously concluded negotiations and established supplier frameworks.
The CAPEX Category Buyer will be a team player that can identify opportunities for collaboration, but also be independent and proactive with their approach.
Key responsibilities for the CAPEX Category Buyer include:
Developing long-term sourcing strategy for the category
Create Regional Supply Agreements for MRO categories
Support multiple facilities within the region with CAPEX project purchases
Leading cost analysis with both new and existing suppliers
For the CAPEX Category Buyer, we are looking for high calibre candidates with the following:
Experience within Technical Purchasing and Indirect Procurement
Educated to degree or equivalent level
Circa 4 years’ experience in a Technical Procurement environment working on MRO, CAPEX projects
Technical experience with equipment, ideally with food, pharmaceutical or chemical business
Knowledge of SAP would be advantageous
Strong negotiation skills are essential
Working proficient in English
If you are interested in applying for this CAPEX Category Buyer 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 Sasha in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
My client, an innovative global life sciences business, is seeking a Packaging Engineering Group Leader for their site based near Winterthur.
Our client, a market leader within life sciences, seeks a specialist in packaging development to manage the design, development and testing of package components and pack filling systems.
Packaging Engineering Group Leader - Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland
As Packaging Engineering Group Leader, you will work on pioneering projects in the areas of new product introduction and sustainability. Managing a team of packaging engineers, you will oversee all safety and regulation requirements of packaging over a multi-billion sales portfolio.
This role would suit candidates keen to be part of best-in-class operations – there will be opportunity to guide changes over fill and pack as part of Smart Manufacturing programmes.
The Packaging Engineering Group Leader position involves managing a high performing team of Packaging Engineers, including all the coaching and training of new team members. Key projects will focus on packaging sustainability, cooperating with Marketing, Procurement and the wider Supply Chain.
Focussed on Packaging Excellence, our client has a strong pipeline of new projects in this area, and is seeking a dedicated and passionate professional with the following skills:
Degree in any field of Engineering, or a Chemistry/Material Sciences degree
At least 5 years managing packaging design and development production processes. A strong advantage if this is within a regulated industry (life sciences/chemical/pharmaceutical)
Ability to work cross-functionally with R&D teams and packaging suppliers
A deep understanding of regulation around safety, packaging technology and labelling for fill and pack operations
An understanding of the packaging supplier market
Leadership experience – either direct or indirect
Fluent in English, German is an advantage
Willingness to travel in Switzerland to partner sites, as well as abroad
If you are interested in applying for this Packaging Engineering Group Leader 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 Sienna in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
We’re looking for a BI Analyst on behalf of our client. This is a great opportunity to join a large, international, multi-sector business and develop improved Business Intelligence reporting.
BI Analyst, Zurich, Switzerland
My client is looking for a confident and proactive BI Analyst to work within a small corporate planning team. Within this role, the successful individual will be working with data across a broad range of business areas.
Responsibilities within the BI Analyst role will include:
Develop and manage reporting BI solutions (Microsoft Power BI) covering a broad range of data: business unit operational and financial performance, holding level strategic perspective, sustainability and ESG, etc.
Develop and manage data models in Microsoft Azure, including data preparation, cleansing processing and validation
Create and maintain documentation, including requirements, design and user manuals
Identify opportunities to improve analytical and reporting processes with technology solutions
Reporting to Head of Strategic Planning
Experience and skills required for success:
Minimum 2-3 years’ relevant work experience (specifically including using Power BI to build complex, interactive reports and Azure SQL Data Warehouse)
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Capable of prioritizing multiple projects, while still achieving deadlines
Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team (depending on task/project)
Knowledge of investment analytical tools like Bloomberg or Capital IQ is a plus
Advanced Excel modelling skills (incl. VBA)
Fluent in English
If you are interested in applying for this BI Analyst role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential conversation please call Mark in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
My client, an industrial business headquartered in Switzerland, is currently looking to hire a Head of Accounting Switzerland, reporting directly to the Group CFO with a dotted line to the Country CEO.
You will be leading a large team split between Switzerland and an outsourced SSC in Poland.
The business has been going through some restructuring, including outsourcing part of the Accounting function, so you will need to be confident working in a dynamic environment and support the team through this period of change.
Head of Accounting - Aargaur/Zürich, Switzerland
This role would be ideally suited to someone with a Big 4 background, with further industry experience in a lead Accounting role.
As the Head of Accounting Switzerland, your role will include:
Preparation of half year and annual financial statements under IFRS
Management of a sizeable team, both directly in Switzerland and the vendor relationship with the outsourced partners, covering Accounts Payable, Receivables, General Ledger, VAT, Master Data and SAP FI/CO Support
Preparation of commercial and tax law statements
Coordinate the Accounting activities for a number of Swiss entities
Working closely with the Treasury department to manage country liquidity
Support to the Audit department
Work closely with operational departments and the Country Finance Business Partner
SAP key user
Involvement in a range of ad hoc projects
Degree level qualification or equivalent in Finance and Accounting or related subject. A professional Accounting qualification, such as CPA, ACCA, etc. would be strongly preferred
In depth knowledge of Accounting and Consolidation under IFRS
Experience within a corporate environment is essential, experience with a Big 4 or other consulting environment would be beneficial
Strong people management and communication skills
Fluency in German and English. Native German speaker would be strongly preferred
Experience working with a Shared Service environment and/or outsourced partners would be beneficial
Good knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Excel
If you are interested in applying for this Head of Accounting role please register your interest using the link below, send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Meriel in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
My client currently seeks a Regional Continuous Improvement Manager to drive internal programs across their global manufacturing sites. German language skills are highly sought with this role.
With an influx of significant new orders acquired over the last year, my client seeks a strategist to synchronise operational processes to meet customer expectations. Our client is experiencing impressive growth, including new acquisitions and, as such, this role will expand in due course.
As Regional Continuous Improvement Manager, you will bring multisite experience to assist existing processes through reviewing, challenging and engaging all internal stakeholders towards implementing a focused, streamlined process.
With a key aim of reducing existing bottlenecks, removal of waste and improving new product introductions, as Regional Continuous Improvement Manager, you will also instigate training workshops to create a sustainable lean culture across their global footprint.
As Regional Continuous Improvement Manager, we are looking for high calibre leaders with the following skillsets:
Educated to degree or equivalent level in an Engineering discipline
Certification as Six Sigma Master Black Belt ideally, otherwise Six Sigma Black Belt is strongly advantageous
German and English fluency needed
Proven experience of implementation with evidence of improvements of 8D, SPC, TPM, PPM, OEE
Previously identified, led and successful concluded projects, ideally across multiple sites
Leadership and people management experience is essential - ideally within a change management program
Created and led training workshops with sustainable results
Strong awareness of HSE principles
High level of PC literacy, able to organise, plan and innovate, exemplary presentation skills
If you are interested in applying for this Regional Continuous Improvement Manager 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 John Byrne in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
We’re looking for a Financial Systems Specialist on behalf of our client.
A superb opportunity for a German speaking Accountant who is looking to move away from the monthly reporting cycle and secure a position that utilises both their experience and personal skills within a successful international software business.
Financial Systems Specialist, Zurich, Switzerland
My client is looking for a confident and outgoing individual, with strong systems and process interest and understanding, to be an important member of their pre-sales team.
Key responsibilities of the Financial Systems Specialist:
Translating business requirements/challenges into tailored proof-of-concept presentations
Delivering high level standard and custom product demonstrations to mid and C-level Finance executives
Leveraging field and competitive intelligence to provide product enhancement and improvement ideas
Improving/maintaining standard demo assets to ensure top-notch sales presentations
Leading cross-functional initiatives, including product marketing and services improvements
Experience or degree in Finance or Accounting, Chartered Accountant Diploma (Dipl. CH-Wirtschaftsprüfer/ACCA/ICAEW) is a plus
Highly motivated, with advanced presentation/public-speaking skills and a goal-oriented mindset
Strong business analysis and financial modelling skills
3-5 years’ CPM industry experience in Consolidation, experience in Budgeting/Planning is a plus
A team-playing, positive and friendly attitude
Able to assess and learn from feedback to achieve improved performance
Capable of traveling
Fluent in German (primary) and English (reading, writing and speaking)
If you are interested in applying for this Financial Systems Specialist role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com for a confidential conversation please call Mark in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.