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Marc R.

Interim CPO - Strategic Sourcing, Transformation, China
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Last activity Oct, 01, 2021 06:42 AM
Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Switzerland, Aargau, Lenzburg
  • Overview

    Senior strategic management professional with 20 years of international and cross-functional experience in consumer goods, food, and professional services (ex-Bain). ✦ Strategic restructurer - Hero Group operating model, FMCG strategic growth project with Bain, turnaround of Phonak’s retail business. ✦ Procurement expert – savings of 100M+ CHF by heading Hero’s global procurement function. ✦ Digitalization champion – Spearheaded digitalization at Hero, implemented two ERP systems, strong IT and programming skills. ✦ China entrepreneur – worked in Mainland China for 7 years. ✦ Empowering team leader, analytical decision-maker, energetic problem-solver, pragmatically results-driven, assertive in communication (5 languages). Aims for highest integrity and standards.


Total Work Experience :

20 Year(s)

Experience as a freelancer :

7 Year(s)

Total Experience in Procurement :

17 Year(s)

Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

Chinese - English - French - German - Spanish

Countries i can cover :

Switzerland - China

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Sourcing/Category Management 17 year(s)
Food Beverage and Tobacco Products
  • Master in International Management to

    Exchange Semeber, Focus modules in ‘Management in Asia’ and ‘Global Logistics’.
    CEMS UCL Université de Louvain

  • lic.oec.hsg / MSc MIM to

    International Management
    University of St. Gallen (HSG)

  • MBA to

    China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

Professional certifications :MCIPS - Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
Other certifications :Soft-Skill seminars with Procter & Gamble, Reuters, Sulzer Infra, UBS, Hilti, Reuters
Past Experiences
  • Migros Industry | Food & Beverages

    2021-01-01 - Today

    Head Procurement Indirect (ad interim)

    Migros Industrie is part of the Swiss Migros Group. With more than 20 companies in Switzerland and abroad, Migros Industrie produces over 20,000 high-quality food and non-food products, making it one of the biggest own-brand producers in the world.

    I am responsible for the indirects sourcing, a spend of 800M CHF and 7 category teams. I my first 9 monts we've identified 80M savings opportunities and delivered 15M bottom-line savings. 

  • Hero Group | Food & Beverages

    2010-04-01 To 2019-10-01

    VP Procurement (CPO)

    Hero is an international food company with focus on infant and fruit categories, revenues of 1.2bn CHF, 4000 employees in 19 countries, privately owned. Responsible for 750M CHF spend and the global procurement organization of 70 employees. - Drove 100M CHF savings by managing lead-buying organization with focus on strategic sourcing - Unlocked consumer added value by establishing global spend category management - Implemented procurement tools, like procurement project pipeline, sourcing playbook, and Sievo - Jump-started Hero's sustainability program. - Director Group Supply Chain till 2013: Led packaging team, formed orga for green-field in China I am responsible for: - Group Procurement: spend >500M EUR, team >70 - Group Sustainability Program Saved 100M CHF on direct and indirect spend, added consumer value from establishing global spend category management, jump-started Hero's sustainability program.

  • Phonak Group (China) | Medical Devices

    2007-02-01 To 2007-11-01

    Director Retail (interim)

    Interim assignment: Turnaround project for Phonak's retail chain in China. Led 76 people, full budget and P&L responsibility, leveraged EBIT of company by 41% on average over 10 month.

  • Aibix Ltd (China) | Consumer Goods

    2005-05-01 To 2010-10-01


    Marc started up the company and has been successfully managing it on the ground in China for 5 years, and till today acts as chairman to the Board of Directors. Aibix offers comprehensive purchasing and supply chain services in China. Managed purchasing spend of more than 12M USD pa in durable consumer goods, packaging, and light industrial products. Cost-saving of up to 45% from best-value sourcing.

  • Suzhou 2ply Fasion (China) | Apparel & Fashion

    2004-10-01 To 2006-09-01

    Chief Information Officer (CIO/SCM)

    Supply chain integration projects, ERP implementation, internal processes restructuring (ISO), IT infrastructure upgrade.

  • Bain & Company (Switzerland) | Consulting

    2000-10-01 To 2004-09-01


    Worked on consulting projects for multinationals in consumer goods, power and automation, and semiconductors. Thereby, I've collected experiences on projects in growth strategy, strategic supply chain management, production migration, low-cost country sourcing, and BU strategy. In addition, I've developed team leading and project management skills.

  • Vauxhall Motors (UK) | Automotive

    1997-11-01 To 1998-08-01


    Retailer performance monitoring system & KPI implementation (Aftersales)

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