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 placing top talent in key supply chain and procurement jobs in Switzerland

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

Interests

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  • CartographyCartography
  • FoodDining Out
  • FootballDerby County FC
  • TravellingTravelling

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 placing top talent in key supply chain and procurement jobs in Switzerland

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
Zug
Posted a month ago
My client, an international FMCG business, is recruiting a Category Manager – Raw Materials. Based at my client\'s head office near Zug, you will support their procurement team with sourcing ingredients and raw materials.

As Category Manager – Raw Materials, you will manage Procurement for subcategories including grains and flavours. You will support the regional strategy design and execution in line with local business requirements. 

We are looking for a high-calibre candidate with the following skillset and experience:
  • Ideally educated to degree or equivalent level
  • Ideally 4+ years of experience in Procurement at a strategic level
  • Experience managing raw materials procurement within the last 2 years, specifically within food and beverage ingredients
  • Strong negotiator with previous experience leading key supplier negotiations
  • 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.
Competitive salary
Posted 4 weeks ago
EMEA Recruitment has an exciting opportunity for a skilled Product Compliance Officer to join a leading manufacturing company.

Working in the Innovation function and reporting to the Global Product Compliance Manager, you will be responsible for identifying product compliance testing requirements and reviewing potential compliance challenges from customer inquiries and market trends.

The ideal candidate will have an FMCG, pharmaceutical, chemical or manufacturing background, and be fluent in both German and English.

Key duties of the Product Compliance Officer include:
  • Assisting in maintaining product compliance across all business units, recommending additional controls as needed under hazard analysis and product safety systems
  • Maintain accurate records of compliance work and customer interactions, including administration and cost management
  • Act independently to propose recommendations and actions to fulfil job responsibilities

Requirements:
  • 3-5 years of product compliance experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Capable of distilling key points from complex information
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or similar technical subject
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a team
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Fluency in 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.
 
Open to discuss upon experience
Zug
Posted 2 weeks ago

We are currently searching for a Group Head of Branding for this newly created role with our multi-national client based in Zug.

This is a unique opportunity to build, create and implement Brand Management. EMEA Recruitment is seeking a seasoned professional who can understand, shape and build an iconic brand.

Reporting to the CMO, as Group Head of Branding key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and executing brand strategies and plans to deliver long-term sustainable growth
  • Working closely with the Brand Team (local & global), you will unlock insight to build integrated plans collaboratively with internal stakeholders and external partners
  • Using your challenger mindset, creative thinking and commercial awareness you will shape the Brand identity and system
  • Create and launch the Group Master Brand to become an American Iconic brand
  • Drive brand equity building strategy to grow brand value to position the company as the partner of choice and best support its accelerated growth strategy
  • Develop and position star product brands to meet customer needs

The successful candidate will be ready for a challenge! Do you have what it takes to unleash brand magic to take brands to the next level? Want to tell stories at scale to connect with consumers? Interesting in building a global brand? If this sounds like you then please get in touch. 

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Prior experience in Brand Management and Brand Building in a global market
  • 10+ years’ experience in building brands, with experience across the mix of Brand Management and Marketing
  • Proven experience as a Brand builder within an agency or multi-national company
  • Must be able to demonstrate experience and understanding of how to build \'top of mind\' awareness and its importance in the consumer funnel 
  • Prior experience in managing all aspects of brand commercial delivery
  • Excellent communication skills with experience in developing and delivering compelling presentations
  • Project management skills with the ability to successfully plan, manage, prioritise tasks and evaluate across multiple projects to deliver with agility & excellence
  • Fluent in 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. 
Competitive salary + bonus
Posted 5 days ago
In collaboration with our client, we are searching for a German-speaking Procurement Manager Marketing Services to be based in Zurich.

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

Your key responsibilities as the Procurement Manager Marketing Services will include:
  • Provide best-in-class solutions within the Sourcing area for Marketing Services, Advertising and Media
  • Operate in a consultative manner, working specifically 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 MarCom services and contracts, including Advertising, Creative Content and Media related
  • Display strong Sourcing/Procurement knowledge to be able to guide, advise and consultant with clients and ultimately solve their needs in the Marketing spend area
  • Display commercial awareness and business acumen to contribute to the growth of the business and the services provided

For this Procurement Manager Marketing Services role, we are looking for high-calibre candidates with the following skill sets:
  • Bachelor\'s and/or master\'s degree - a focus on Marketing would be a plus
  • Ideally, 8+ years’ experience in managing/strategic procurement of MarCom services, and expertise with local and international Marketing agencies would be an advantage
  • A track record in operating within a Consultative or Account Management role
  • 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.