Global Head of Procurement Coffee Systems (f/m) 100 % – Hybrid

8. Juli 2024


Date: Jul 1, 2024
Location: Aarburg, CH
Company: franke

About Franke

We, the Franke company with its three divisions, are a world’s leading supplier of products and services for domestic kitchens, the professional foodservice systems and the convenience store sector as well as for professional coffee making. With around 60 companies, we are at home on five continents. Over 8,000 employees constantly take on new perspectives to identify opportunities and turn them into inspiring, innovative solutions for tomorrow’s demands.
The Franke Coffee Systems division is a leading global provider of state-of-the-art solutions for professional coffee making. Together with our trade partners, we are committed to delivering premium best-in-class in-cup-quality, consistency and beverage variety, as well as ensuring an outstanding customer experience through constant innovation.

About the job

Join our dynamic team in Aarburg, Switzerland, as a key leader reporting directly to the Chief Procurement Officer of the Franke Group and has a dotted line to the CEO of the division. As the Division’s Global Head of Procurement, you will play a crucial role in implementing and driving global procurement strategies. Your leadership will be essential in advancing our procurement capabilities, ensuring alignment with global objectives, and spearheading initiatives across diverse categories.
This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of the Procurement Leadership Team, where you will guide and inspire a dedicated team of strategic procurement category buyers. If you are passionate about procurement excellence, innovation, and making a significant impact within a global organization, we invite you to apply and become an integral part of our success story.

Your tasks

Front-person / “the face of procurement” for the Division Procurement function and have accountabilty for the stakeholder management and customer satisfaction in the Division. Acts as single point of contact for Coffee Division to assure procurement delivery for the division in line with business requirements to procurement savings and value contribution are met.
Works alongside the CPO, Division CEO and the Procurement Leadership, to set strategic direction for Division Procurement function and measure contribution: Procurement Savings, Procurement Performance KPIs/Metrics, Talent Management, ROI (Savings targets vs. Operating budgets), Procurement Capability Building, Knowledge Sharing, Supporting Tools, enable Source-to-Pay Process and driving continuous improvements.
Sets a Strategic Procurement Plan for the Division and contributes to Global Procurement strategic procurement plan with the CPO and the Procurement Leadership team and according to Division requirements.
Regular technology scouting in order to ensure latest technological developments are integrated in sourcing decisions
Strong cooperation with division R&D to analyze technical specifications and select component platforms early in the new product development cycle
Preparation and implementation of the annual pricing negotiations
Implementation of risk management by establishing yearly risk analysis and defining a second source strategy
Communicates overall Procurement Mission, Vision, Guiding Principles and Ways of Working within the Division and contribute to the successful execution of Global and Local Procurement Category Management within the Division.
Leads, drives and develops Strategic Sourcing teams of Division Category Leads and Category Buyers Managers.
Develop and grow solid and high-quality supplier base and share related information with the organization, such as priority categories, key supplier alliances and market knowledge.
Assess and qualify supplier’s manufacturing outlets according to plan and ensure supplier compliance to Franke’s defined standards, including but not limited to, quality, safety, supplier code of conduct, etc.
Alongside Global Procurement and New Product Development, co-lead product evaluation, screening, selection and product category management.
Hold suppliers accountable to performance agreements, manage and rapidly resolve supplier’s production and quality assurance issues working with both internal and external parties and ensure continuity of supply.
Lead cross-functional initiatives and coordinating collaboration opportunities and ensure the integration of processes and technology across the organisation.
Achieve agreed business targets and provide accurate and timely information as required to drive these targets, in areas such as:

Financial Performance.
Industry/sector reporting.
Staffing forecasting, planning and succession management.
Annual budgets.

Spend analysis and cost escalation control.
Arrange benchmarking and best practice reviews both internally and externally. Ensuring the appropriate business processes are in place.
Ensure correct interfaces with Group and Division functions to drive business needs: R&D, Supply Chain & Logistics, Manufacturing, Quality and Safety, etc.
Develop and guide team leaders in the organization and ensure clear consistent accountabilities.
Hold teams to highest standard of discipline, accountability & ethical standards.


Education, Qualifications & Skills:

University degree in engineering, commerce, or finance and completion of a Master’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Supply Chain or equivalent.
Languages: Fluent in English (written and spoken) is a prerequisite, German or other languages are an asset.
Exposure to executive development and/or specialist procurement or supply chain programs.
Appropriate professional affiliations, such as CIPS, registration is desirable but not mandatory.

Critical Core Competencies:

Business case development: Obtains support for ideas by creating detailed and workable proposals, considering the strategic, commercial, economic, financial and management implications.
Managing and promoting change: Agile and resilient in the face of organizational change. Seeks, analyses and supports opportunities to drive change, as well as add value to the business and internal ‘inter-company’ customers.
Problem solving and decision-making: Thinks through problems constructively and takes action to devise solutions.
Strategy development: Creates, documents, and delivers structured and compelling strategies (business, commercial, sourcing, category & supplier management strategies) based on data-driven insights, stakeholder needs and business objectives.
Emotional intelligence: Recognizes the existence and impact of their emotions and understands how to interpret and regulate themselves. Have awareness and manages other’s emotions.
Lead others: Fosters a healthy team culture and inspires and motivates colleagues to perform.
Business alignment: Takes a consultative approach to enhancing critical relationships with internal stakeholders, generating mutual value for the function and the organization.


Strong experience of having held similar roles in the Coffee industry, ideally around the professional manufacturing of Coffee Machines or Coffee Machine solutions.
Ten years’ business management, and five years’ senior management experience in procurement and/or supply chain environment.
Procurement and strategic sourcing and supplier development within multiple countries globally with a proven successful track record in relevant industry/sector experience is advantageous.
Familiarity with modern procurement techniques and approaches, such as strategic category management and the application of cost management principles, is important.
Previous experience with P&L responsibilities and leading a multi-national organization will be an asset.
Functions well in ambiguity and in cross-functional teams/topics within procurement (Direct categories, Indirect categories and divisional procurement) and other functional areas (e.g. R&D, Supply Chain, Information Technology, etc.).

Some travel will be required (visit of suppliers, visit other Franke locations)

What we offer you

40 hour week
Home Office
Easy access from railway station and highway
Free parking
At least 5 weeks holiday
Staff restaurant
Free coffee drinks from espresso to latte macchiato

Contact details

ALEXIS DIAZ Senior Global Talent Acquisition Specialist

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Important information for all executive search companies, headhunters and HR consultants
The Franke Group does not accept unsolicited support from headhunters and personnel consultants for our career opportunities. Any CV/resume vitae submitted to Franke or its employees by external recruitment agencies without a valid written recruitment agreement related to the position in question shall be deemed the sole property of our company. In the event that a candidate presented by an agency is hired in our company and there is no prior agreement, no fee will be paid.

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