Neil Cope

Director - Procurement, Supply Chain & Operations

Phone number: +41 41 588 1867

Email: [email protected]

Director - Procurement, Supply Chain & Operations

As Director of our Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations recruitment divisions in Switzerland, Neil leads our dedicated team in supporting a multitude of clients in various industries across the country. 

He joined EMEA Recruitment at the start of 2019, now amassing close to 15 years of recruitment experience. His previous experience includes recruiting in the Supply Chain and Logistics sectors.

Neil also heads our partnerships and collaborations with Procurement & Supply Chain networking organisations, such as CSCMP and CIPS, committed to supporting the development of professionals in these areas.

Taking a business partnering approach to recruitment and working with candidates and clients in a consultative capacity, he is skilled in building long-term relationships and partnerships.

Neil’s Interests

Neil is fond of running and staying active. He has run a number of half marathons and pushed himself to complete the London Marathon on behalf of Operation Smile in April 2023, raising over £2,500 for the charity.

His other interests include cartography, eating out, supporting Derby County FC, and travelling.

Neil's Successful Candidates

  • VP Procurement
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Quality Manager
  • Operations Director
  • Head of Global Manufacturing

Director - Procurement, Supply Chain & Operations

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Neil Cope

Neil Cope

Director - Procurement, Supply Chain & Operations

Phone number: +41 41 588 1867

Email: [email protected]

As Director of our Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations recruitment divisions in Switzerland, Neil leads our dedicated team in supporting a multitude of clients in various industries across the country. 

He joined EMEA Recruitment at the start of 2019, now amassing close to 15 years of recruitment experience. His previous experience includes recruiting in the Supply Chain and Logistics sectors.

Neil also heads our partnerships and collaborations with Procurement & Supply Chain networking organisations, such as CSCMP and CIPS, committed to supporting the development of professionals in these areas.

Taking a business partnering approach to recruitment and working with candidates and clients in a consultative capacity, he is skilled in building long-term relationships and partnerships.

Neil’s Interests

Neil is fond of running and staying active. He has run a number of half marathons and pushed himself to complete the London Marathon on behalf of Operation Smile in April 2023, raising over £2,500 for the charity.

His other interests include cartography, eating out, supporting Derby County FC, and travelling.

Neil's Successful Candidates

  • VP Procurement
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Quality Manager
  • Operations Director
  • Head of Global Manufacturing
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Interests

  • RunningRunning
  • CartographyCartography
  • FoodDining Out
  • FootballDerby County FC
  • TravellingTravelling

Neil Cope

Clients

Testimonial 

I had the pleasure of working with Neil at the beginning of this year. I have to say that the collaboration was top notch from the first minute. I’ve dealt with other recruiters in the past, but Neil is by far the best I’ve ever worked with.

Neil always took great care of me and was always available. His tips and support during my interview process were always very helpful and gave me confidence.

The collaboration was always very professional and friendly. It was like working with a friend and I always felt I was in very good hands. With Neil's help, the collaboration led to a positive result as I got the job. It was really exciting and great working with Neil and I’m very grateful for his efforts.

Without a doubt, Neil is a talented and enthusiastic recruiter. I hope we stay in touch.

Stefan Beyeler, Customs and Trade Compliance Specialist

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Neil Cope JOBS

Competitive salary + excellent benefits
Posted 3 months ago

My client, a large global B2C business, is recruiting a Senior Procurement Manager for External Manufacturing. You will be based at my client\'s European offices in Poland.

As Senior Procurement Manager - External Manufacturing, you will lead strategic Procurement across the European region for externally manufactured goods.


You will also support other colleagues within different regions and related disciplines, managing key supplier relationships.

My client is offering an excellent opportunity for an experienced Procurement Manager to lead a small team to deliver value-added procurement support for high-visibility product lines.


The successful candidate will therefore be an excellent communicator and imaginative thought leader, with the ability to positively engage multi-national teams, internal stakeholders and suppliers.

We are looking for a high-calibre candidate with the following skillset and experience:

  • Ideally educated to degree or equivalent level

  • Ideally 6+ years of experience within Procurement at a strategic level

  • Experience managing external manufacturing or related categories within the last 5 years

  • Experience directly or indirectly managing a team or project team

  • Fluent English is essential - other languages are beneficial


EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.

CHF 135,000 + bonus
Zug
Posted 2 weeks ago
In collaboration with our client based in Zug, we are seeking a Carbon Credit Development Manager to join their growing Sustainable Development team.

This is an exciting new role for someone who is passionate about sustainability and is driven to develop the Carbon Removal and Credit generation processes within the business.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Develop Carbon removal solutions and negotiate Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) purchasing agreements
  • Identify and execute strategic CDR solution sales to existing and new clients
  • Create, define and execute go-to-market strategies in relation to CDR and Carbon Credit Generation
  • Source high-quality carbon removal credits through process management and internal CDR demand management
  • Cover scenario assessment planning in the decision-making process for the utilization of captured CO2
  • Develop coordinated approaches in carbon dioxide removal projects and to maximize commercial growth in this area

For this role of Carbon Credit Development Manager, we are looking for candidates who meet the following:
  • 5+ years in commercial or business development environment ideally in the area of Carbon Credits, CDR or Voluntary Carbon Market
  • Prior experience and the ability to display a business-orientated approach with a track record in generating Carbon Credits and associated business cases
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent negotiation skills in securing favourable purchasing agreements
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to design and deliver presentations to senior management and external audiences
  • Fluent in English, any other language is a plus

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
Competitive salary + bonus
Posted yesterday
In collaboration with our client, we are searching for a Head of Sourcing Facilities Services to be based in Zurich.

As a Facilities expert, you will operate in a senior capacity managing related services and contracts to deliver cost reduction programs across a wide region whilst taking a consultative approach to provide solutions both internally and externally.

Your key responsibilities as the Head of Sourcing FM will include:
  • Manage and lead a team of Consultants and Buyers and develop them to provide best-in-class solutions within the Facility Management area
  • Operate in a consultative manner, specifically working with external customers and suppliers to understand their needs and adapt accordingly to varying requests and demands 
  • Being a key stakeholder support in the sourcing lifecycle - including driving sourcing, RFI, RFP, evaluation, drafting, contracting, onboarding, negotiations, supplier management, etc.
  • Review, negotiation, and execution of contracts with vendors for Facility Management services contracts, both Hard and Soft Facilities related
  • Display strong Facility Management knowledge to be able to guide, advise and consultant with clients and ultimately solve their needs in the FM area
  • Display commercial awareness and business acumen to contribute to the growth of the business and the services provided

For this Head of Sourcing Facilities Services role, we are looking for high-calibre candidates with the following skill sets:
  • Bachelor\'s and/or master\'s degree in Economic Sciences or Industrial Engineering - a focus on Facility Management would be a plus
  • Ideally, 8+ years’ experience in managing/strategic procurement of Facility Management services, and expertise in the Swiss Facility Management market would be an advantage
  • A track record in operating within a Consultative or Account Management role
  • A proven leader, having previously led and developed multiple direct reports
  • Ability to utilize procurement and financial data to understand spending trends and to leverage information to identify procurement insights that result in process efficiencies and cost savings
  • Strong influencer who has the readiness to identify cost reduction opportunities
  • Fluent in both German and English

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.