WANDER, a subsidiary of Associated British Foods (ABF) and one of the biggest international food businesses in Europe, offers a highly motivated environment for cultivating ambitious ideas.   

WANDER is a Swiss leader in the development, production and marketing of high-quality food. Experience, quality and innovation are the foundations of our success. Successful brands such as Ovomaltine, Caotina, Twinings and Dawa depend on experts and committed staff.   

To boost our Supply Chain Management team for Central Europe (Switzerland/Germany/Austria), we are currently looking for a

 

Head of Procurement Central Europe (including Marketing & Media spending) 100%

Scope / Your Responsibilities

In this versatile position, you will define the purchasing strategies, optimise supplier relationships, draw up framework agreements and develop strategic partnerships. You are supported by your four buyers. You report directly to the Head Production Supply Management (Member of the Board of Directors).

  • Leadership and development of Central Europe procurement team, direct and indirect spend
  • Leadership of Marketing & Media category for Central Europe, France and Italy
  • Business partnering to Central Europe business unit
  • Key member of International Procurement Leadership team (GCLT)

Key tasks include: 

  • Define best organisation for Central Europe procurement team to ensure full coverage of all spend categories
  • Development of Central Europe team capabilities, building best-in class practice
  • Ensure delivery of COGS reduction targets and supplier innovation in line with Central Europe business strategy
  • Lead definition of Marketing & Media category strategy and implementation across Twinings/Ovo European Markets (Central Europe/France/Italy)
  • Leading development of business partner relationships with General Managers and Marketing Directors of European Markets (Central Europe/France/Italy)
  • Key contributor to developing and realising International Procurement Strategic Plan as member of Procurement Leadership Team (GCLT)
  • Effective leveraging of Associated British Foods (ABF) Group resources to support delivery of Twinings/Ovo objectives
Your Qualification and Skills
  • University degree (Master in BA, Economics, Logistics, Supply Chain Management)
  • Experience as Head of Purchasing of an international organisation or as Senior Lead Buyer with experience in strategic sourcing
  • Experience in Media buying and communication 
  • High identification with branded products 
  • Languages: German and English; French (advantage) 
  • An open and transparent communicator with a sporty mind set 
  • Office in Neuenegg, Switzerland 
  • Willing to travel internationally
Our application procedure

If this position matches your profile and interests, then we should get to know each other!   

Wander AG, Human Resources, Nicole Fierle Oppliger, Fabrikstrasse 10, 3176 Neuenegg (Switzerland)

Ihre Ansprechperson

Nicole Fierle Oppliger

Leiterin Human Resources
+41 31 377 25 11