Regional Procurement Manager

Saint-Légier–La Chiésaz (Vaud - Switzerland)

To support our growth and extend our activity, we are looking for a Regional Procurement Manager.

Reporting to the Procurement Director, the Regional Procurement Manager will be primarily responsible for developing the regional sourcing strategy to reach company and procurement objectives. The regional procurement Manager will be accountable for all end-to-end Procurement activities related to its region.

At auto‑, we want to provide consumers with the best new car buying experience. Next to a house, the car is for most people their biggest and most important purchase. And instead of being stressful, that should be a delight. We bring unlimited choice, independent advice, local service and low prices to consumers. In an industry that currently essentially offers none of that. Together with our network of 10.000 local garagistes, we have already delighted 10’s of thousands of Swiss, French and German customers with our cars. Knowing that millions of new cars are sold each year, we are just at the beginning of making auto‑ the best way to buy your new car. Our future is to be the biggest, most preferred European alternative to automotive brand dealers!

We are always looking for talented new colleagues that share our passion and can help us reach our mission. If this interests you, please check out our opportunities on auto‑

auto‑ - Buying a new car was never this easy.

auto‑ is part of Delta Car Trade. Delta is a multi brand independent automotive group, founded in 2004 and headquartered in Switzerland. It holds offices in Switzerland, France, Germany, Russia and The Netherlands. As a group, Delta provides an end-to-end solution for consumers and professionals to buy or sell a new car. The auto‑ brand focusses fully on the consumer and is a primary growth driver for the future. Auto-Source is our B2B Software as a Service (SaaS) platform enabling car dealers to buy and sell new cars.

Your Role
  • Define the regional sourcing strategy and execute it.
  • Analyze the gap between the need and our current supply network and turn it into an action plan.
  • Run the action plan to close the gap and reach the volume objectives
  • Place stock order to build the inventory considering the timing and cash flow situation.
  • Integrate supplier stock into our publishing catalog.
  • Contribute to the sourcing of EV as per objectives.
  • Identify and approach new potential suppliers, put in place a selection process.
  • Negotiate the best possible deal on continuous supply, configurable supply, and bulk orders.
  • Owner and accountable for the supplier relationship, you will support the operative buyers in specific day-to-day tasks.
  • Put in place a Service Level Agreement with strategic vendors and review the performance yearly.
  • Monitor the sourcing activities such as spending, tracking order, volume, inventory, and payments.
  • Open new sourcing countries upon management request.
  • Maintain market intelligence on market trends, dealers, brands, and any macroeconomics factors.
  • Hunting for specials bargains/promotion and liaising with the central team.
  • Owner Total Costs of Acquisition, you will mitigate additional vehicle costs.
  • Contribute to cross-functional key projects.
  • Report activity on a structured way and weekly basis.
  • University degree in business administration, supply chain, and/or procurement.
  • At least 5 years of experience in relevant purchasing positions (products and services).
  • Behave as an ethical procurement specialist.
  • Knowledge in the automotive industry will be a plus.
  • Good knowledge of Google Workspace.
  • Strong business acumen, solution and result-oriented.
  • Analytical, solution-oriented, and able to deal with a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent communication.
  • Fluent in English and German, other languages, such as French, will be an asset.
  • Business trips 30% of the time in Europe.

We believe in diversity and inclusion, and we strive always to have a diverse pool of talents. We will still love to hear from you if you feel you miss some requirements on our wishlist. Use your cover letter to share why you are the right person for this role. We might see something in your experience we love anyway and might invite you for an interview. If you do not apply, you will never know!