Join Our Team! Strategic Buyer - Logistics (Remote) - Switzerland
Are you a strategic thinker with expertise in procurement and logistics? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where your decisions directly impact operational efficiency and cost savings?
About Us: My Client is a leading player in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry and going through a huge ramp-up phase in switzerland. They are dedicated to delivering quality products to consumers around the world. With a commitment to innovation and sustainability, we continue to push the boundaries of excellence in everything we do.
Position Overview: We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Strategic Buyer to lead our logistics procurement efforts in Switzerland. In this role, you will be responsible for managing a significant spend of 60 million euros, developing sourcing strategies, and driving cost-saving initiatives while ensuring the highest standards of quality and service.
- Develop and execute sourcing strategies for logistics services, including transportation, warehousing, and distribution, to meet business objectives and achieve cost savings targets.
- Identify and qualify suppliers, negotiate contracts, and manage supplier relationships to ensure the highest levels of service and reliability.
- Analyze market trends and industry dynamics to identify risks and opportunities, and develop strategies to mitigate risks and capitalize on opportunities.
- Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, including Supply Chain, Operations, and Finance, to understand business requirements and ensure alignment with procurement strategies.
- Monitor and track supplier performance against key performance indicators (KPIs) and implement corrective actions as needed to drive continuous improvement.
- Lead cross-functional teams and projects to optimize logistics processes, reduce lead times, and improve overall efficiency.
- Provide regular reports and updates to senior management on procurement performance, cost savings, and key initiatives.
- Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
- Proven experience in procurement and strategic sourcing, with a focus on logistics, within the FMCG or related industry.
- Strong negotiation skills and a track record of delivering significant cost savings and process improvements.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
- Analytical mindset with proficiency in data analysis and financial modeling.
- Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, remote work environment.
- Fluency in English is required, fluency in German or French is a plus.