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Procurement Director

Ref J1232

Location Zürich, Switzerland

Salary Competitive salary

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Jaques Brooks

Procurement Director

Procurement Director

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Reporting to: CEO

McGinley Aviation is delighted to support one of its European based clients, with global presence, in seeking to appoint a Procurement Director to be based in Zurich, Switzerland.

For over 15 years our client has been a leader in Business Aviation, Engineering luxury for VIP customers looking for personal and professional management of their private aviation needs: aircraft sales and acquisitions, aircraft operations and charter management, cabin interiors, maintenance and upgrades.

Headquartered in Switzerland with a global presence, our client delivers World-class Swiss-made business aviation services at the highest standards in the industry.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Procurement Director plays an integral role to formulate and drive a consistent approach towards all sourcing, purchasing and tendering activity within the business, ultimately ensuring that value for money is maximised and cost savings are generated. The key measurement of success will be the ability to demonstrate annual cost savings via commercial, negotiation and strategic initiatives. In this role, you will establish and maintain appropriate purchasing policies, compliance and procedures across the business whilst introducing tendering processes where required.

  • Works closely with the CEO to implement policies of make or buy
  • Be in charge of negotiation with suppliers
  • Develop partnership with major suppliers to ensure best conditions for our clients

Knowledge, Minimum Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communication, problem solving, strong work ethic and negotiating skills are required.
  • Ability to manage own workload and prioritize activities accordingly.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and time pressured environment.
  • Highly organized, excellent tendering document writing skills, and reviewing / negotiating supplier contracts.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel / Word.
  • Sound decision making skills with business justification.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years procurement experience in a similar role, preferably with experience in OEM
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain or relevant field.
  • Experience in Aviation is desirable, but experience in other industries including automotive industry will be also considered

Why choose McGinley Aviation?

McGinley Aviation & Aerospace is recognised as a leading provider of global recruitment solutions. With a highly-skilled and well established recruitment team, McGinley Aviation & Aerospace are specialists at sourcing the right talent to suit the unique demands of the aviation and aerospace sector.

We pride ourselves on providing our clients with a prompt and effective recruitment service - working to acquire the very best talent the market has to offer. We work equally as hard to ensure that our candidates get the best experience possible, giving them the guidance, support and information they need every step of the way.

All applications will be handled in the strictest of confidence - for a confidential discussion about this job opportunity, call McGinley Aviation and speak with Jaques Brooks.

All applicants applying for this role must have a right to work within the EU.

McGinley Aviation & Aerospace Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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