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Title:  Head Marketplace US - Senior Expert


Jersey City, US

Date:  Nov 13, 2021


Chain IQ is an independent, global service company providing strategic, tactical and operational procurement for its clients. Chain IQ operates from its main centers – Zurich (headquarters), New York, London, Singapore, Mumbai and Bucharest – and is currently servicing more than 20 countries (including Germany, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia).


Chain IQ is growing! In order to provide our clients continuously with an excellent service, we want to further strengthen our team in Jersey City and are therefore looking for you!


As our “Head Marketplace US” you will be leading the design, the build, the operations and the continuous improvement of the US digital marketplace. You are a key contributor in executing our Chain IQ Strategy 2025 aiming for achieving a market-leading digital marketplace position.

Our “Head Marketplace US” is closely engaged with clients, suppliers and technology partners to create a top-notch digital marketplace. The curation of a strong supplier network including necessary sales activities and commercial negotiations are a core task.


You report and work closely with the Head of Marketplaces in Zurich, collaborate with our Category Managers to finetune the specific category strategies, with our Client Engagement Managers to sell the Marketplaces and with our Digital/IT team to improve the product experience.


You will combine your years of proven sourcing/digital marketplace expertise and your excellent networking skills with a never-ending quest to create an innovative digital marketplace through solid engineering practices. You will work in a fast paced, highly professional, and collaborative environment - one that encourages the creation of convincing solutions that are in the best interests of our clients and stakeholders globally.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • You lead and coordinate the creation, building, implementation, operation, and ongoing development of the US marketplace
  • You activate, build and maintain high quality business relationships with executives, business partners, suppliers and internal stakeholders in relevant markets
  • You drive the strategy and execution of supplier/seller acquisition as well as growth plans in the US marketplace
  • You actively support our sales organization in customer acquisitions for your region
  • You ensure high supplier and customer satisfaction on your marketplace 



We are looking for a senior, experienced personality with knowledge in indirect procurement and broad expertise in Marketplace Management. You like to take responsibility and work independently by applying a very structured, solution- and implementation-oriented approach. You value teamwork, have a winning personality and a very well established, proven c-level network amongst the relevant supplier markets. You have excellent communication skills and are successful in motivating and convincing partners to join our marketplaces. You have got strong intercultural competence and experience with business relationships with US, UK, GSA, India, Singapore, Japan and Australia.


  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience
  • Good knowledge of indirect procurement / Marketplace solutions
  • Knowledge of industry wide technology trends and best practices
  • Proven c-level network in relevant supplier markets
  • Excellent intercultural competence and a very winning personality
  • Experience in leading of and working in in global teams to achieve organizational goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to present complex issues to non-technical users and to influence change


Did we pique your interest? We would be pleased to receive your full online application via the "Apply now" button. 

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Nearest Major Market: Wausau

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