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Direct Procurement

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: TEMP
Location: Zürich, Switzerland

  • Drive the Procurement Strategy

  • Direct Category Manager (spare parts, CAPEX)

About Our Client

Our client is an international service provider. They are one of the leaders in their field, having more than 40,000 employees, present in almost 50 countries on six continents.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

  • Drive and implement category and strategic management plans
  • Run CAPEX Projects
  • Identify your key stakeholders; collaborate, advise and influenciate
  • Drive supplier segmentation and global supplier mapping
  • Responsible for RFIs/RFPs/RFQs processes
  • Run category spend and market analysis
  • Analyse data to identify sourcing/saving initiatives and create a global structure within the category
  • Select and execute an optimal sourcing strategy for the managed category
  • Negotiate contracts on a global scale for assigned categories
  • Be responsible for supplier and product database management within managed category
  • Set-up KPIs and monitor service levels to ensure compliance and uninterrupted availability
  • Manage costs (should-cost models, cost reductions, value creation, etc.) and drive savings
  • Provide support and guidance to Procurement colleagues on Ad-Hoc basis

The Successful Applicant

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Procurement, Business, Economics, Supply Chain or equivalent
  • 3-5 years' experience with Direct procurement and management of smaller categories
  • In depth understanding of the category processes and how to work in cross functional teams in matrix
  • Down-to-earth work attitude, hands-on mentality
  • Great analytical skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in Supply Chain Management, Procurement and category management
  • Experience in delivering year to year cost savings and driving cost reduction and change projects
  • Excellent negotiating skills and understanding of contractual key terms
  • Excellent social & communication skills - able to clearly articulate position in a complex organization
  • English skills at business level (written and spoken) is a must, any additional language is an advantage
  • Procurement Excellence, process and project management experience is an advantage

Willingness to travel (10%)

What's on Offer

I am currently looking for immediately available candidates, based in Zurich, with a valid work permit for Switzerland. Please note that this is a temporary job for 3-6 months.

If you are currently looking for an opportunity in Direct Procurement, you match the qualifications and you enjoy to work in a fast paced environment, please contact me directly.

How: please apply directly to this job add or email me your cv and motivational letter or call me directly on 078 208 3960

I look forward to hearing from you soon!


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