Head of Supply Chain (m/f/d)

We are an innovative, swiss, technology company focusing on the development and marketing of high-end knitting sports textiles. World class athletes like Wendy Holdener, Marco Odermatt and Timo Bracht are trusting us to release the last percent of energy with our premium next-to-skin textiles.

For the Head of Supply Chain (m/f/d) we are looking for a strong personality willing to professionalize our Supply Chain operations together with us. It’s a newly created role to open the next chapter for X-Technology. Together with the CEO you will work out the supply chain strategy and you will be responsible to implement this strategy together with your team.

Your tasks

  • Responsible for strategic setup as well as operational leadership of X-Technology supply chain operations
  • Together with the team, responsible for supplier management, buying, quality management, planning and purchase order management
  • Heading the supply chain team of 3 people
  • Selected responsibilities in Buying:
    • Creating and executing a strategic supplier portfolio
    • Seasonal negotiation and fixation of prices, capacities, raw materials
    • Fixation and ensuring the seasonal calendar and on time delivery (OTIF)
  • Selected responsibilities in Quality Management:
    • Strengthening and implementing quality management processes and requirements end- to- end
    • Embedding the QM processes with the supplier, ensuring that quality requirements are kept
    • Managing quality cases including data collection, deviation management and claim negotiation
  • Selected responsibilities in planning and purchase management:
    • Strengthening the strategic planning, including seasonal capacity planning, rolling forecasting and NOS management
    • Ensuring in-time purchase order mgt. and on time delivery
    • Close in season follow-up and improvement with suppliers

Your profile

  • Successfully completed studies in business management, supply chain or similar
  • At least 5-8 years of supply chain working experience in sporting goods or consumer goods. Ideally in knitting apparel
  • Strong overview of European sporting apparel supply chain
  • At least 4 years of leadership experience
  • Strategic thinker with hands on mentality
  • Teamplayer, empathic and ambitious
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