Switzerland is a vital center for the global and regional headquarters of foreign companies. More than 850 international companies have based their head office or other central functions here. Prominent examples include Bombardier, Johnson & Johnson, Philipp Morris, Nissan, Sony, Google, IBM, Mondelez and many more. Each of these companies have procurement strategies in place in order to succeed.

From sourcing raw materials and services to managing contracts and relationship with suppliers, procurement and supply management is a complex, strategic, challenging, and ultimately rewarding sector to work in. Professionals in this space enable an organisation to operate in a profitable and ethical manner.

Companies can spend more than 70% of their revenue on procurement, according to the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), a global professional body with an objective of leading excellence in procurement and supply chain, so even small cost reductions can have a big impact on the bottom line.

As digitalisation progresses worldwide, the role of a procurement professional will continue to change rapidly. A report by KPMG stated: "Procurement professionals around the world stand on the threshold of a new age." The old paradigm of cost reduction and cost efficiency is drawing to a close. New and revolutionary concepts are spinning from the frenzied technological leaps of our time; especially in digital transformation. In this dynamic, complex and disruptive era, procurement leaders and experts the world over are searching for a secure, successful future.

The Fourth Industrial revolution will create new opportunities for professionals who are willing to familiarise themselves with new technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things. These tools will give companies a competitive advantage as they can continuously improve their procurement management systems to better control cost and enforce compliance. Swiss industry decision-makers are expected to take considerable steps towards a more stringent implementation of Industry 4.0 over the next five years.

Our consultants are specialists in their markets, recruiting top talent for the procurement jobs market throughout Switzerland and Europe.

Procurement Jobs

Global Category Director - Devices
€120000 - €150000 per annum, Frankfurt am Main

I'm supporting a marketing leading Life Science's organisation, with an annual revenue of ~$15bn,...

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Purchasing Manager
Negotiable, River Falls

Company Summary: An innovator in food production and manufacturing is looking to bring on a Purch...

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Clinical Buyer
€60000 - €80000 per annum, Köln

I am working with a regional Life Sciences company going through significant expansion across all...

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Strategic Sourcing Analyst
Negotiable, New Jersey

A leading Health Care group is looking for a Strategic Sourcing Analyst to manage their Procure-t...

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Global Purchasing Manager
US$130000 - US$145000 per annum, California City

Title: Global Purchasing Manager Salary: $130,000-145,000 Company Summary: A forward thinking and...

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Sourcing Manager
Negotiable, Pennsylvania

Sourcing Manager Consumer Goods Company Easton, PA A leading consumer goods company is looking fo...

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Category Manager - Logistics
Negotiable, Germany

A leading Construction company in Germany are looking for an ambitious Global category Manager to...

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Contracts & Commercial Manager
Negotiable, Japan

Key responsibilities Equipment procurement for domestic and overseas wind power generation facili...

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Category Manager (FMCG & Fresh Foods)
Negotiable, Hong Kong City

Research and analyze data and market insights Search for insights into consumer needs and wants w...

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