What I Offer.

CPO Advisory

I assess your company's procurement maturity and define your roadmap towards top performance.

Target Operating Model

I design effective organizations for category management, sourcing, and purchasing - then align goals and decision processes.

Digital Transformation

I future-proof your procurement function by implementing best-of-breed and source-to-pay solutions, including change management.

Category Management

I coach your category managers and lead buyers to establish effective and actionable sourcing strategies.

Spend Performance

I create transparency with spend analytics solutions and coach your teams to identify and track sizable opportunities.

China De-Risking

I share my expertise from 7 years of hands-on sourcing in Mainland China.

About Me.

Senior leader with 20+ years of international and cross-functional experience in consumer goods, food, and professional services (ex-Bain).

Proven success stories in procurement, supply chain, turnarounds, and consulting. see track record

Empowering team leader, stakeholder champion, analytical decision maker, energetically and pragmatically results-driven, effective in communication. Aims for highest integrity and standards. Strong Computer Science skills. Speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Mandarin.

Swiss, 1977, father.

Marc Roth - Procurement Rainmaker

Track Record.

  • 2024 - Present 2024 - Present
    Lead of Sourcing and Procurement practice: CPO advisory. Excellence in category management, sourcing, and purchasing processes. Digital transformation with best-of-breed tools and/or S2P solutions.
  • 2020 - 2024 2020 - 2024
    Procurement Rainmaker
    Marc Roth Consulting
    Interim procurement leadership, transformation, and category management. External Adivsor on consutling projects of Bain and to Private Equity.
  • 2021 - 2022 2021 - 2022
    Interim Head of Procurement
    Migros Industrie
    Procurement transformation
    on 800M CHF spend, identified
    90M CHF savings opportunities - 22M realized, digitalization with Sievo spend analytics, sourcing toolkit, Ariba buying.
  • 2019 - 2020 2019 - 2020
    Family Sabbatical Adventures and volunteering projects
    in Tanzania, Oman, Colombia.
  • 2014 - 2019 2014 - 2019
    VP Procurement (CPO)
    Hero Group
    Led global procurement organization with 70 professionals and 750M CHF budget on direct and indirect spend.
    100M CHF savings, innovation and sustainability from procurement strategy, structure, and teams leadership with focus on strategic sourcing excellence.
  • 2010 - 2013 2010 - 2013
    Director Group Supply Chain
    Hero Group
    Formed supply chain organization for Chinese infant formula plant (100M+ EUR investment).
    Slashed 6M CHF off 160M spend by leading global packaging category.
  • 2005 - 2010 2005 - 2010
    China Entrepreneur
    Aibix Ltd
    Offered comprehensive purchasing and supply chain services to Western clients in China, including supplier sourcing, contracting, supplier development, quality control, logistics, and consulting. Operatively managed business of more than 12M USD pa in durable consumer goods, packaging, and light industrial products.
    Client cost-saving of up to 45%
  • 2007
    Interim Director
    Phonak China
    Turned around the Phonak's retail chain in China, leveraged EBIT by 40%.
  • 2004 - 2006
    Chief Information Officer (CIO)
    2-ply Fashion Suzhou
    Implemented ERP/MIS solution.
    Slashed inventories by 35%,
    cut lead-times by 25%.
  • 2000 - 2004
    Strategy Consultant
    Bain & Company
    100M+ USD cost savings from spend analysis on turnaround project in power and automation industry. Growth strategy for major FMCG player. Business development projects in surface technology, semi-conductors and specialty chemicals.
  • 1998 - 2003
    Master Studies
    University St. Gallen / CEIBS / CEMS / MCIPS
    lic. oec. hsg / MSc International Management
    MBA at CEIBS Shanghai, CN
    CEMS Master, UCL Louvain, BE
    MCIPS, Chartered Institute for Purchasing
  • 1997 - 1998
    Vauxhall UK
    Slashed 9M GBP warranty cost by implementing retailer performance monitoring system.



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