Neil Cope

Director - Procurement, Supply Chain & Operations

Phone number: +41 41 588 1867

Email: neil.cope@emearecruitment.com

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

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  • FoodDining Out
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Neil Cope

Neil Cope

Director - Procurement, Supply Chain & Operations

Phone number: +41 41 588 1867

Email: neil.cope@emearecruitment.com

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

Confidential salary
225000 - 225000
Posted 4 months ago
EMEA Recruitment is currently searching for a Head of Product Development & Formula Optimisation in collaboration with our FMCG client.

Your responsibilities as the Head of Production Development & Formula Optimisation include:
  • Drive the expansion of product offerings into international markets while ensuring compliance with regional requirements and cost-effective production
  • Lead formulation optimisation opportunities globally
  • Conduct in-depth market research to understand consumer preferences, regulatory requirements, and consumer nuances in target regions, and thus guide product development decisions
  • Lead the creation and optimisation of product formulations that are tailored to the specific requirements of each market, ensuring product quality and safety
  • Implement and maintain rigorous quality control measures to guarantee consistent product quality and safety
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate product performance in international markets, customer feedback, and make necessary improvements to product formulas and development processes
  • Lead and develop the Product Development, Formula Optimisation and R&D team
For this Head of Product Development & Formula Optimisation role, we are looking for candidates ideally with the following skill set:
  • A bachelor\'s degree or equivalent in a field such as Food Science, Chemistry, or Engineering
  • 10+ years\' experience in Product Development, Formula Optimisation, or related roles, with a proven track record of managing complex projects and cross-functional team
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities to make data-driven decisions and continuously improve product offering
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Awareness of global market dynamics and consumer differences, as well as the ability to adapt product offerings accordingly
  • Fluent in English; any other language would be advantageous
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.
€110,000 + 15% bonus
0 - 100000
Posted 3 months ago
We are currently looking to speak with an experienced Head of Engineering for our life sciences client based close to Bremen, Germany.

This role will be instrumental in building up, establishing and optimising Engineering and Maintenance standards within a plant environment, while being a key site leadership role.
 
Key responsibilities of the Head of Engineering include:
  • Managing the Engineering team and providing strong leadership in both 1-2-1 and group basis - acting as a coach, you will ensure team development to deliver on Engineering site requirements
  • Devising the Engineering and Continuous Improvement strategy for the site, to enable the delivery of operational and business objectives
  • Ensuring compliance of the factory planned maintenance systems for all Production departments
  • Ensuring safety of all electrical systems, services and buildings are in line with business requirements
  • Control the budgets for maintenance, service contracts and the upkeep of the factory
  • Encouraging the use of 6 ‘S’ and Lean principles within the team and work closely with the Head of Operational Excellence
Ideally having operated in a Manufacturing environment, you will have prior experience of Engineering Management with a background in Engineering and be accustomed to operating in a high-volume Production environment in a senior leadership capacity.

As Head of Engineering, additional requirements include:
  • Educated to degree or equivalent level, ideally in an Engineering discipline
  • Previous Manufacturing management experience (preferred in biotech or life sciences, 10+ years’ overall experience)
  • Strong communication skills when dealing with diverse, international stakeholders
  • Fluent in English and German - any other language would be an advantage
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. 
CHF115k plus bonus
0 - 125000
Posted 2 months ago
Our client, a prominent FMCG business, is looking for a Regulatory Affairs Specialist to join their team in Lucerne, Switzerland.

With an understanding of regulatory needs and technical knowledge, you will provide regulatory compliance knowledge as the product offering expands into new and existing markets.


As Regulatory Affairs Specialist, you will hold responsibility for:
  • All regulatory compliance requirements and establish processes for a growing FMCG product portfolio
  • Collaborate closely with Product Development and Quality to advise on a wide range of regulations and compliance for niche beverage product in relation to new and existing product to market
  • Ensuring legal compliance of product, ingredients, and labelling across a wide scope of predominantly EMEA region and beyond
  • Establishing relationships with relevant agencies and consultants on a global scale within the regulatory environment of the Food & Beverages sector
  • Hold awareness and advise on relevant regulations in respect of Food & Beverages regulatory compliance
Our client has a strong pipeline of new products and growth, and is seeking a dedicated and passionate leader with the following skills:
  • Educated to degree or equivalent level
  • At least 3+ years working within Regulatory Compliance, Quality or Legal Compliance
  • Previous track record in working with stakeholders and ideally external partners from a manufacturing perspective
  • A deep understanding of regulation and compliance within the Food & Beverages industry
  • Be able to create and optimise processes from scratch
  • Fluent in English; any other language would be a benefit
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.