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  • 10.03.2017

    Indirect Procurement Specialist (English/German)

    My client is an international engineering company with HQ in Zug, employing some 70 employees locally and interacting with offices in Germany and Russia.

    This role is responsible for the procurement and commercial contract management of aservices related to a series of categories or geographical areas. You are expected to control all activities concerning contracts, purchase orders, commercial aspects and expediting activities; guaranteeing the competition process and compliance with the defined Procurement Policies.

    The focus is on operational issues rather than strategic ones:
    - contract preparation (in German and English) and critical reviews
    - ensuring SLA and compliance policies are met
    - administration, order and supplier management (limited negotiation activity)
    - reporting and analysis

    Your profile
    Minimum of 5 years proven practical experience in procurement for G&A subjects
    - Fluency in English and German, both written and spoken
    - Excellent knowledge of contract law
    - Good practice of Microsoft Office (Excel) and Dynamics NAV experience is welcome
    - Good communication skills, positive attitude and sense of humour

    If you live and work already in Switzerland - great!
    if not - but have an EU passport - great as well...
    Apply now
    Please send your resume per e-mail – do not send hard copies.
  • 27.02.2017

    Assistant to MD, fluent in Russian, English and German

    My client is an international engineering company with HQ in Zug, employing some 70 employees locally. 
    The role Coordinates and supports all administrational issues of the Managing Director (Russian), including correspondence, translations, travel arrangements, meeting organization, expense administration, etc.

    • Commercial background with minimum 10 years’ experience in similar position in an international environment
    • Tri-lingual, preferably native Russian speaker
    • Proficient user of the MS Office package (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
    • Ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment whilst maintaining composure  in stressful situations
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, managerial and communication skills
    • Proactive, hands-on and skilled to adapt to a dynamic environment
    • Ability to work independently and efficiently
    • Ability to deal with different cultures and authorities
    • Loyalty, good sense of humour and high flexibility

    Job Details:
    • Coordination and support of administrational issues of the MD, including correspondence, translations, travel arrangements, meeting organization, expense administration, etc.
    • Coordinate information requests and cross-departmental requirements
    • Prepare and maintain MD’s agenda
    • Maintain and update electronic data systems
    • Coordinate cooperation of MD and company branches
    • Substitute the Secretary of the Management Committee Meeting
    • Additional tasks assigned by the MD, e.g. accompany to appointments, etc.

    At this stage, we prefer candidates with work experience in Switzerland.
    Please apply in English only.
    Apply now
    Please send your resume per e-mail – do not send hard copies.
  • 21.02.2017

    Key Account Specialist/Trader of Commodities in Lugano

    My client is an international protein trading company with offices around the globe (approx. 300 employees).

    For the EU/Central European markets I am looking for an additional team member at their office in Lugano (4 employees) who already has a few years’ experience in trading/sales of commodities and working with end-users and distributors. And if you have connections in the food industry … even better!

    We expect you to have the following background:
    • A few years of experience in commodity sales and/or trading and – very important – entrepreneurial attitude! You are the one that will make it happen…
    • Fluent in Italian and English AND German
    • This is a small team and you are expected to help wherever needed… be a team player.

    You will be reporting to the Trader/Head of Sales and are responsible for creating your own trades, acquiring your own customers in your markets and developing a supplier portfolio. This includes
    • Coordination of shipments
    • Control of the warehouse
    • Proactive handling of complaints and deficiencies
    • Communication and relationship management with clients, distributors and offices worldwide
    • Manage and claim outstanding payments and assistance with offers
    • Support of Europe Director and your colleagues and administration in daily business
    • Moderate traveling (20 – 40 %) to customers and suppliers as well as sales shows
    • Back up of South Europe principal responsible in case of traveling and holidays

    Please note:
    My client is not offering re-location package.
    The base salary level is not 6 digit…
    And for permit reasons I am only considering Swiss residents or EU passport holders.

    Sounds like you? Then please let me have your resume and motivation letter in English asap.
    Apply now
    Please send your resume per e-mail – do not send hard copies.
  • 26.01.2017

    Senior Head of Buying Women’s Apparel, multi brands (Germany)

    Our client is a fast growing on-line retailer that is more than successful operating in 15 countries, with the largest market being DACH. 

    Job Summary.
    Women Apparel is one of our client’s largest department whose success is based on many strategic brand partners and an awesome team. As Head of Women Apparel you’ll have to write the next chapter of this success story together with their Women Apparel team.

    You’ll be in charge of the coordination and development of your customer segment. You’ll plan and manage the assortment strategy, and will be responsible for your team of buyers, planners, and assistants.

    This is a full-time position starting as soon as possible:

    • You’ll develop the business unit Women Apparel in its entirety and will e.g. implement process optimizations in buying and inventory planning
    • You’ll plan and manage buying for Women Apparel nationally and internationally and have the overall responsibility for the budget
    • In order to optimize the assortment, you’ll conduct competition analyses and develop the strategic positioning
    • Following this strategic positioning, you’ll select and acquire new brands and maintain the relationship with our current suppliers
    • You’ll lead a team of buyers, product supply managers, assistants and team leaders – whole Women Apparel team consisting of approximately 50 colleagues

    • You have several years of relevant professional experience in a responsible buying role, including assortment planning and planning execution
    • You are used to handling high quantities, are a super fast thinker with a very flexible and adaptable mind set. You do not mind change – you even embrace and LOVE IT!
    • To be more clear: we need an innovator, not an executor. Somebody who finds solutions – perhaps even before the problem occurs
    • You are a people person with considerable experience in leading and inspiring teams and in guiding them successfully through change processes
    • You are familiar with retail companies and with in-season management
    • Your amazing analytical skills mean you work efficiently and in a goal-oriented way and with a strong sense of business
    • You remain solution-oriented and flexible in our fast-paced environment, embracing change and seeking new opportunities in a very agile work culture
    •  You are used to working in a flat organization, influencing up and down, left and right, convincing with your confident and collaborative attitude
    • Your English is excellent, any other language is a plus

    Place of work: Germany
    Apply now
    Please send your resume per e-mail – do not send hard copies.
  • 26.01.2017

    Senior Retail Development Manager, Luxury Outlets (Southern Germany)

    Our client is a fast growing very successful European Luxury Outlet.

    In this role you have the overall responsibility for all retail development matters for the Southern German Market 
    As a  Senior Retail Development Project Manager for the German speaking market, you will manage and drive  the implementation of all activities to ensure the opening of our client’s Stores and Boutiques. In this role, you will also manage the maintenance of the Boutiques and the Planning of refurbishment strategy for the next coming years.

    Key responsibilities
    • Liaise with architects, finalize and validate the technical plans and the layout development
    • Brand Orientation: visits/ briefings/ supply of all information relating to shop-fit (i.e. Works Manual, local services, etc);
    • Manage a team of 3-4 people
    • Supervise the works on site and interact with the involved consultants
    • Use the approved design concept as a basis, coordinate all activities between design agencies and suppliers to ensure the respect of timing, planning, budget, quality standards and brand integrity
    • Ensure technical analysis and optimization of project to challenge local architect and engineering team
    • Schedule all visits from Brands in co-ordination with other departments: reporting & follow-up; schedule and take part in all site meetings with Brands – provide minutes
    • Manage flow of information between Group Retail Development Director and external consultants including appointments, plan submittals, timing, billing, etc.;
    • Manage the relationship with local authorities
    • Present the project approved by HQ to the local team
    • Ensure hand-over of responsibilities at the end of project

    Education and experience
    • University Degree in Architecture
    • min. 5 years of experience in a similar position in the German Market within a fashion company
    • Project management expertise with a combination of strategic, analytical and pragmatic thinking
    • Ability to draft policy documents
    • Exposure to European / international companies
    • Fluency in German and English
    • Disciplined, stress-resilient, organised, deadline-driven,
    • Trustworthy, responsible, discreet, proactive
    • Show us that you are an excellent team player, able to work under pressure and that you have the capacity to focus on key issues without losing global overview of projects. Thanks to your interpersonal and communication skills, you are recognized as an excellent negotiator. If you think that your proactive behavior, your rigor, your reliability, your enthusiasm will enable you to contribute to our and your success, please apply in English
    Apply now
    Please send your resume per e-mail – do not send hard copies.


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