Development of a sustainable strategy: “Global Procurement Organization Footprint”

Goal: Establishment of a "Best in Class" purchasing organization by 2025 and definition of the catalog of measures for implementation


Duration: As-is analysis to master plan development 3 months. Implementation pending.

Role in the project: Project Manager

Savings: Potential (2025) to reduce structural costs by 6.7% despite salary increases and to increase current material cost reductions by 48% to CHF 45 million.

Operational area, geographical:

  • Switzerland
  • Global


Type: Mechanical / Plant Engineering
Turnover: 4 Bn. EUR
Number of employees: 16,000


  • Logistics expenditure over CHF 18 million with more than 60 service providers
  • No clear award process, no transparency in the process


  • As-is analysis of the current organization (number of employees worldwide, task definition, etc.), their costs and results
  • Definition of the required role profiles due to the complexity of the business
  • Needs analysis of the organisation broken down to locations, taking into account the planned development of the company
  • Transformation of an operational purchasing organization into a strategically operating organization
  • Presentation of the “ideal organization” at the individual locations including key performance indicator targets
  • Derivation of the action planning for the individual sites from the master planning
  • Reporting templates & tools elaborated
  • Presentation of the project and action plan to CPO and COO


  • Sparring with a few insiders from purchasing, HR, finance and controlling


  • Regular updates and exchange of ideas with CPO


  • CPO
  • COO
  • HR Business Partner
  • Purchasing manager worldwide


The project plan, including a catalogue of measures, was successfully taken up. The rollout will start in 2020.


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