Supply Chain Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)

Where: Zürich (Switzerland)

Extent of Work: Full Time

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The Position

We are looking for an experienced strategic project leader, well-rounded in supply chain management experience to drive best in class programs and process across Europe as well as support the overall operations strategy. You will conduct in-depth research into market conditions and customer segments to support efforts to modify supply chain services. Your responsibility will include creating efficient solutions and align business unit goals and targets.

This role will take on many interesting and challenging projects – our client is looking for someone who is hands on and can get things done! Our client is looking for a candidate with passion for this function but who also has personal drive and ambitions to keep developing. Future career steps could even include international assignments.


Title:                                     Manager, Supply Chain Excellence     

Location:                           Zurich, Switzerland         



Key Responsibilities

Will oversee and ensure the business is driving enough and the right productivity improvements at the DC’s and other logistics areas in business

Will ensure strong integrated function including KPI’s are met, reporting critical targets, education and training and continual improvement processes to enable excellence across supply chain

Will support analysis as needed for strategy development for assigned manufacturing business, distribution, logistics and transportation.

Will research market conditions, competition and customer segmentation to support business case development for opportunities within logistics and distribution best practices

Will lead or participate in cross functional improvements worldwide in logistics and distribution

Will lead supply chain projects across company businesses or sales, manufacturing and distribution using lean methodologies

Set up S&OP process to ensure match between demand and supply

Ensure service level KPI is being met across business to end customer

Qualifications and Skills

Good understanding of broad area of supply chain and the complexities that accompany it

Experience in Training/Coaching/Mentoring

Lean / Six Sigma project experience

Ability to understand financial statements, Balance Sheet and P&L accounts

Excellent project management experience

Conceptual thinking capabilities, analytical and abstract mindset, structured approach to problem solving

Ability to build productive relationships across functions, mindset to get things done

Team oriented, flexible, dedicated

Motivated, target oriented

Cross-culture working experience

Change agent, ability to influence

Fluent in oral and written English, another language such as Swedish, French, Spanish, Italian or German a plus

Valid driver’s license, passport and clean background check

Ability to travel frequently, up to 50% or as needed

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in Supply Chain, Business Management, Engineering or Economics or equivalent

Broad supply chain management experience (S&OP, Inventory Mgt, Planning, Supply Chain Design, etc)

Six Sigma/Lean methodology certification or experience

Demonstrated experience developing best practice across supply chain utilizing lean methodologies

7+ years of experience within the manufacturing industry


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