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We have become one of the leading Procurement & Supply Chain recruitment agencies in Switzerland, the Netherlands and the Nordic region.

Procurement & Supply Chain is increasingly being put under pressure. Recent world events have placed greater emphasis on Procurement & Supply Chain functions. We have witnessed some of the most challenging moments for global Supply Chains, but businesses with the strongest, most resilient operations are managing these market demands.

We understand the importance of Supply Chain and Procurement optimisation, as well as the unique requirements that globalisation brings.

Procurement & Supply Chain is now at the forefront of global business. Our Procurement & Supply Chain team has a specialist knowledge of end-to-end Supply Chain solutions, from strategic Logistics responsibilities, to Supply Chain risk management, to network improvements.

If you’re looking for high calibre Procurement business partners or Supply Chain executives, then we will proactively search for the best passive candidates to fill Procurement & Supply Chain jobs in Switzerland, The Netherlands and Sweden. 

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Our experts can work with you on Procurement & Supply Chain positions in Switzerland, the Netherlands and the Nordic region, as well as becoming a strategic partner in your large-scale transformations, optimisation and change management.

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We are successful Procurement & Supply Chain recruitment partners for the following positions in Switzerland, the Netherlands and the Nordic region:

Procurement:      

  • Chief Procurement Officer
  • VP/Director Procurement
  • Senior Procurement Executive
  • Direct Procurement Manager
  • Indirect Procurement Manager
  • Procurement Excellence
  • Strategic Sourcing Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Lead Buyers
  • Contract Manager
  • Procurement Analyst 

Supply Chain:

  • Chief Supply Chain Officer
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • S&OP Manager
  • Supply Chain Network Manager
  • Planning Manager (Supply/Demand)
  • Supply Planner
  • Demand Planner
  • Supply Chain Analyst

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Posted yesterday

Our client, a global industrial group, is seeking a Category Manager for Direct Materials.

The business is currently in a significant growth phase and the Category Manager will be responsible for developing and driving the category strategy, coordinating buyers in various locations in Europe, managing supplier risk and implementing a multiple-sourcing strategy.

The role is located in Ludvika, Sweden.

The responsibilities of the Category Manager will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Formulate long-term development strategies for categories
  • Coordinate and execute the sourcing plan
  • Cooperate with a team of buyers
  • Foster trustful relationships with suppliers
  • Meet with critical suppliers regularly
  • Drive process improvements
  • Identify and implement cost-reduction activities

Requirements:
  • University degree in Business Administration or Engineering
  • Proven track record in international strategic sourcing gained in a manufacturing environment
  • Great communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Swedish
  • Strong data and analytics skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Traveling up to 15-20% across Europe

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 2 days ago

My client, a rapidly growing global FMCG business, seeks a Global Opex & Strategy Director across Global Footprint, Strategic Projects and Operational Capabilities.

As the Global Opex & Strategy Director, you will execute capital and strategic projects, enhance operational efficiency and build capabilities within the operations function.

You will liaise with leadership stakeholders on project progress, opportunities and the risks involved across the capital and strategic projects operations department.


This role is based in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for leadership & strategy development of Global Project Design Standards for equipment, capital projects, manufacturing warehouses and buildings
  • Manage 7 direct reports globally across programme management, engineering and OPEX continuous improvement while creating KPI scorecards for project delivery/visibility
  • Collaborate with Global Manufacturing and operations to plan and execute capital projects
  • Work closely with senior leadership to identify and prioritize multiple global strategic projects aligned with business goals, and develop project plans, timelines, and resource requirements
  • Engage with key stakeholders and cross-functional leaders to understand their needs and requirements and incorporate feedback into operational improvement initiatives/project plans
  • Align both commercial and strategic objectives within manufacturing and operations teams
  • Lead the engineering and operational technical teams in the development and execution of capital projects, while also leading KPI development for engineering performance & projects

Candidate Requirements:
  • Bachelor\'s degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Engineering, or related field MBA
  • 10 years of experience in operations management, process improvement, project management, or related roles - preferably in a complex organizational environment
  • Previously worked within capital projects/manufacturing across FMCG or manufacturing organisations
  • Excellent project management skills with a record of successfully leading and executing strategic projects

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.

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Posted 2 days ago

My client, a large and global business in the manufacturing sector, seeks a Category Manager IT on an interim/fixed-term basis for the next six to nine months. You will assist in managing the strategic procurement of all IT hardware and software globally.

As Category Manager IT, you will support senior internal stakeholders at a country, regional and global level across the business to ensure all user needs are met and the business can benefit from efficient and advanced software and hardware solutions to give a competitive edge.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced buyer or category manager to expand their horizons in a truly global role (with a significant operating presence across all continents), strategically managing a variety of key indirect service categories.

Therefore, the successful candidate will be an excellent communicator able to positively engage multi-national teams, internal stakeholders and suppliers.

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

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level
  • Confident in dealing with large IT providers – especially software suppliers
  • Ideally, 4+ years of experience within Indirect Procurement at a strategic level
  • Experience in dealing directly with suppliers – confident in sourcing, negotiating and managing supplier delivery
  • High level of PC literacy and familiarity with digital Procurement tools
  • 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 + Bonus
Posted 4 days ago

Our client, a rapidly expanding business in the FMCG sector, is seeking a Director of Procurement Excellence for its European hub in Lucerne. This role is crucial for advancing the company\'s strategic growth plans across EMEA and other regions.

The Director of Procurement Excellence will be tasked with developing and implementing innovative procurement strategies, best practices and process improvements to optimize procurement activities, reduce costs, and strengthen supplier relationships.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the successful candidate will streamline procurement processes, ensuring they adhere to industry standards and regulatory requirements.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Selecting, implementing, and managing procurement technologies and tools to enhance efficiency and data-driven decision-making
  • Leading category management initiatives and optimization strategies, including market analysis and supplier negotiations within specific procurement categories

We seek high-calibre candidates for the Director of Procurement Excellence role with the following qualifications/experience:
  • Ideally, 10+ years of experience managing procurement processes and activities within the FMCG industry
  • In-depth knowledge of procurement best practices
  • Experience in building a team from the ground up
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Fluency in both English and German is mandatory

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 3 weeks ago

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.

Competitive Salary
Posted 3 weeks ago

EMEA Recruitment is thrilled to be working with a sustainable non-production services organisation that offers a range of service products for both businesses and employees all over the world. 

Our client works in a regulated environment in which hygiene, safety, quality and sustainability are the main business objectives to meet the high expectations of their customers.

The role is based in Lucerne, Switzerland. 

The Role: 

As the Senior Manager - Service Operations, you will be required to speak fluent German while overseeing the coordination of activities inside the operational/services plant. This will include the transport of products, quality standards, shift rotations and supervision of the services plant. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage four direct team leaders to delegate responsibilities across the entire operation while ensuring the smooth running of the warehouse is maintained
  • Supervise all staff and create shift rotations for service operations to be running 24/7
  • Ensure quality, safety and level of detail are maintained throughout the operations to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Manage logistics of the customers\' products to and from the warehouse

Qualifications & Experience: 
  • Fluent German-speaking
  • Ideally worked within a services operations plant/warehouse previously
  • Hands-on warehouse manager with facilities experience while overseeing multiple staff members and planning shift rotations
  • Hygiene industry-related experience is desirable but not essential
  • Ensured quality, safety and machine maintenance were up to quality standards previously

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.