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Global Procurement Manager - VM

La Prairie Group AG

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Global Procurement Manager - POS VM

La Prairie is the leader in luxury skincare, present in 90 countries around the world. Synonymous not only with luxury, the La Prairie name evokes innovation, performance, high-touch service and Swissness - the purity,

precision and excellence inherent to the extraordinary land that saw the brand's inception in 1978. La Prairie

endeavors to fulfill a quest for timeless beauty through the highest standards of advanced technology combined with exquisite formulations and elegant packaging - elevating science to art.

La Prairie Group AG with seat in Volketswil ZH is looking for a

Global Procurement Manager -

POS Visual Merchandising

In this challenging position, you will be in charge of the procurement of Point of Sales Visual Merchandising (VM) & mobile elements of La Prairie Group's worldwide new store design. The position reports to the Group Director of Procurement and deals essentially with Global Merchandising in Marketing department.

This role is key to the company as you will not only bring your expertise on Procurement activities and strategic sourcing but also propose solutions to your stakeholders that creates sustained competitive advantage and

deliver best value for money (Quality, Service, Innovation, Price ).


Launch projects & POS elements:


  • Align on business needs with Global and/or Regional Merchandising and conduct sourcing projects towards successful completion in terms of timing, quality and deliveries
  • Work with Global Merchandising to define requirements for the sourcing of standard collateral, chairs, lamps, generic tester units as well as other mobile elements making our stores unique
  • Source Uniforms and other store consumables like bags etc
  • Enrich brief from internal customers in a comprehensive & structured way for suppliers
  • Organize Supplier biddings, Requests & evaluate results for a supplier decision from a Total cost of ownership concept
  • Develop VM elements / Define services together with internal customers and suppliers
  • Strive for value creation and identify any challenges to efficient flow of materials and services and recommend operational/technical improvements and/or develop tools to drive efficiencies
  • Address non-conformities to suppliers e.g. complaints

Supplier Management:


  • Source suppliers globally with right capabilities in close cooperation with stakeholders
  • Manage a portfolio of suppliers, develop and evaluate existing suppliers
  • Integrate Innovation from suppliers into Organization and establish sources for new technologies and markets as driven by business requirements
  • Negotiate contracts, master agreements, prices with suppliers whenever relevant

Operational tasks:

- Participate in & Ensure Procurement good practices: Continuous optimization of Processes, Methods, Performance measurements

  • Maintain Vendor Master Data, Purchase Info Record and Purchase Order in SAP if necessary and archive documents in compliance with Procurement handbook
  • Maintain the Procurement VM assets list



  • Monitor supplier markets / suppliers and establish KPI's


  • Conduct Procurement Data & Market analysis / Determine risks and opportunities



  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Engineering or relevant area of studies
  • 3-5 years' successful experience in Visual Merchandising Procurement in an international environment is a must, ideally in the furniture or luxury industry
  • Ability to lead projects, work cross functionally and think 360° / further ahead
  • Flexible personality, who is able to work in a fast-pace environment, dynamic surroundings and manage a multitude of projects simultaneously
  • Good analytical, communication, organization and negotiation skills / Strong at selling ideas to business partners, internally and externally, conveying value creation and communicating it accordingly
  • Results- and detail-oriented, proactive, service-driven person with a good team spirit
  • Sound knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Ppt, Word), SAP R/3 (MM module)
  • Very good written and spoken English skills and German is a plus

Admission date

As soon as possible; by agreement


CH-8604 Volketswil, Zürich

If you are interested and curious about this exciting position, please send your application to Ms. Katharina Bösch / application@laprairiegroup.ch / Ref.: Global Procurement Manager POS VM

La Prairie Group AG
Frau Katharina Bösch
Industriestrasse 8
8604 Volketswil