Global IT Software Procurement Manager - Switzerland

£120000 - £130000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
23 Mar 2019
07 May 2019
Adam Venting
Specialist Area
Lead, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Global IT Software Procurement Manager - Fortune 100 Conglomerate - Switzerland - 150 - 180 Chf - Full Relocation Package + Bonus


As a result of rapidly increasing market worth, a glamorous Fortune 100 establishment is seeking an IT Software Procurement expert for their Global Category Lead vacancy in Switzerland. This is a fantastic opportunity for a high-flying IT Sourcing professional to have significant impact and excel towards SVP.

As Global Category Lead for IT Software Sourcing you will: -

  • Represent the Software category to board level, gaining essential buy-in in order to help drive this high-spending division towards being a world-class procurement operation
  • Lead large-scale negotiations with market-leading vendors such as Microsoft, Oracle, SAP & VMware, whilst building and sustaining strong supplier relationships to reap longer term benefits
  • Be involved in the cradle-to-grave procurement process including RFP, RFQ, contract & commercial negotiation, executive stakeholder management and SRM
  • Mentor Global Sourcing Specialists in the execution of key category strategies

Due to the high-level of responsibility this leading FTSE 100 requires their Associate Director to have the following: -

  • Exceptionally strong procurement knowledge of the IT Software supply market, with a track-record of skilfully handling key supplier relationships such as Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and VMware
  • Extensive experience of leading complex global Software deals, with a CV that lends itself specifically to the Software categories rather than general IT procurement
  • The ambition to excel within the immediate position and strive towards SVP and Directorship
  • Full working knowledge of the end-to-end sourcing process including RFP, RFQ, contract & commercial negotiation, executive stakeholder management and SRM
  • Degree, MBA or country equivalent
  • MCIPS / CPM or studying towards (preferred but not essential)

If you fulfil the above criteria and would like to move into this Associate Director position, please send your CV to

Key skills: Software, Procurement, Fortune 500, Indirect, Strategic Sourcing, Software, Technology, IT, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), SAP, Ariba, Oracle, VMware, FTSE 100, Purchasing, Buying, Negotiation, Vendor Management, USA, Georgia, Atlanta, New Jersey, London, Singapore, APAC, Professional Services, Application Development, Hosting, Application Maintenance, Software Licensing, Software Asset Management