Chief Procurement Officer (CPO)

For one of our clients, an international leader in the field of general metal finishing and light metal surface treatment with presence in over 60 countries, we are looking for a

Chief Procurement Officer (CPO)

This permanent position is based near Paris.

Your Tasks

  • Defining the company's strategy and purchasing policy
  • Collect and analyse the needs of various business departments relating to purchasing
  • Supplier sourcing and evaluation
  • Permanent audit of the supplier panel, according to the set objectives
  • Management and animation of the supplier panel
  • Implement procedures, methodologies, and tools for improving the overall performance of the purchasing department
  • Manage Regional Sourcing Directors in America, Europe and Asia
  • Set and monitor performance indicators, both quantitative and qualitative, to improve sourcing metrics
  • Report KPI dashboard to management
  • Reporting to the Group's Chief Operating Officer

Your Profile

  • 7+ years of professional experience in a similar role in the chemical or industrial (automotive) sector
  • Experienced in an international working environment
  • Ability to travel and work with colleagues in multiple countries
  • Strong own initiative and autonomy
  • Leadership and strong negotiating skills
  • Degree in the field of Industrial Engineering or Business Administration
  • Proficiency in German and Business English; French is desirable


If you are interested and qualified, please apply to by providing the following information and documentation (n.b. we strictly treat these as absolutely confidential according to the EU-DSGVO / General Data Protection Regulation):

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • project list (if applicable)
  • certifications and testimonials
  • availability
  • desired salary
  • geographic flexibility

Thank you. If there are any questions and/or if any additional information is required, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.


Reference number:
Manufacturing/ Industry
Work Location:
Area Paris, France
Terms of Employment:
Fixed / Permanent
Span of Control:
Number of Employees:
> 150'000+
Education Level:
Master's Degree
Work experience:
> 7 years
Career Level:
Executive (Director, Department Head)


Congentis AG
Dr. Christian L. Glossner
Tel.: +41 (0) 43 538 79 90