Sourcing Job for worldwide producer of industrial minerals
Our client is a globally leading industrial group with 175 locations in over 50 countries and a total of 8'000 employees. For its headquarters, located in Switzerland's Central Plateau, we are searching for an entrepreneurial thinking and acting personality as
Head of Global Sourcing
Lime & Grinding Media
Directly reporting to the Global Head of Raw Materials you will be responsible for two categories management steering teams with a worldwide purchasing volume of 100 million CHF. You will setup the middle and long term sourcing strategy for the group and the regions. You will support the 175 production sites with the optimizing of overall costs for purchasing, production, and logistics under full consideration of the group strategies with customers, competitors and partners. You will analyse the global markets and price developments and you will suggest the KPI's for required corrections. You will be responsible for the negotiation and successful conclusion of new purchasing contracts with global suppliers with the main goal of securing long term, stable and competitive supplies. This role will include 30-40% international travel to suppliers and own production sites, increasingly in the Asian region.
You feature a master degree in engineering, natural science or economics, with an additional formation in purchasing or corresponding track record. You have several years of experience in the strategic sourcing of raw materials, preferably lime. You are experienced with the model of total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) in the area of purchasing, operations and supply chain. Having experience in multicultural matrix organizations of industrial groups would be an advantage. You are a powerful communicator and execution-driven team player, and you are able to convince internal and external partners with your ideas and solutions. Fluent English is a must, additional languages such as German or Mandarin are a clear advantage.
This is an entrepreneurial challenge for a multicultural and result oriented purchasing expert. Your international career will be supported and promoted through this very successful and further expanding Swiss industrial group.
If you can identify yourself with the requirements of this challenging position, we kindly ask you to send us your application and CV indicating the reference 1698407. For further information please contact Mister Erich Bähler.
oprandi & partner is an international group with numerous branches in Europe and the UAE / Dubai