Procurement Manager

Do you want to support us on our journey of continuous enhancement and further development of Procurement?

We are looking for a Procurement Manager who will join our team based in Zurich. Today we are covering a wide range of categories starting from Workplace up to Translation Services. With our support and expertise in vendor negotiations, contracts management and process improvements, we help our internal customers to achieve their business targets and maintain the quality standard. In addition, supported by our broker, we are managing and coordinating our global insurance portfolio.

With your support, we want to further develop our capabilities and contribute to Vontobel success journey.

Your opportunity

  • Support Head of Procurement with the development and execution of the sourcing/procurement strategies as well as defining initiatives to reach targets for significant cost reductions and improving service levels
  • Assess current Procurement processes and find opportunities and efficiency gains
  • Identify and lead key procurement projects that add value to Vontobel Growth Strategy
  • Challenge status quo with improvement ideas
  • Set rules of engagement with divisions and cross-divisional teams
  • Interact with key stakeholders in identifying business needs, building relationships and selling the features and benefits of early procurement involvement
  • Maintain and develop close dialogue and excellent relationships with key stakeholders
  • Manage all purchasing activities for the assigned categories
  • Perform continuous internal spend- as well as market analysis including benchmark
  • Lead RfX projects and supplier selections in strategic projects and categories
  • Set KPIs and SLAs for the assigned categories
  • Monitor performance of the existing vendors; manage the existing vendor selection, management and performance
  • Support business and represent procurement interests in different business globally
  • Train and mentor junior procurement team members
  • Continuous assessment and development of Procurement tools & capabilities

 

You bring

  • University degree preferred or equivalent experience; further education in Procurement or Supply Chain desirable
  • Several years of experience in strategic sourcing/procurement
  • Solid Category and Vendor management experience
  • Professional experience in IT Purchasing (HW/SW; Prof.Service) and Travel Management is an advantage
  • Strong IT skills with profound knowledge of MS Office and SAP/BI
  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • Confident demeanor when dealing with internal and external parties
  • Flair for administration and processes with strong organizational skills; ability to set priorities, and manage tight timescales
  • German and English business proficiency; additional languages are considered as asset


You are

  • Solution and result-oriented
  • Comfortable with preparing and presenting business ideas & decisions to senior management
  • A communicative and client-oriented personality
  • Reliable and bring a diligent approach to work

 

Slava Müller is looking forward to receive and review your application.

Please apply via our career portal. For this position, please note that we do not consider applications from recruitment agencies.

If you have any question you can contact us through our contact form.

 

Location

Zürich / Gotthardstrasse 35