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Title:  Sourcing Real Estate & Services - Expert


Zürich, CH

Date:  May 26, 2023

About Chain IQ

Chain IQ is an Independent Global Indirect Procurement company providing strategic, tactical, and operational procurement services. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland Chain IQ operates from 6 main centers and 14 offices worldwide.

Our team of experts work to transform procurement within an organization utilizing our market knowledge and insights supported by innovative technology to drive procurement efficiencies. 

We apply the latest risk, sustainability, and social responsibility practices to strengthen procurement resilience. Chain IQ’s approach to ESG supports ethical operations, business standards and bio-diversity whilst minimizing environmental impact.

Join our Team

It is an exciting time at Chain IQ and our team in Zurich are looking for an Expert in Sourcing Real Estate & Services.

Chain IQ generate value far beyond cost reduction. We transform our client’s indirect procurement towards a world-class, resilient, ethical and digitalized end-to-end function. We promote a culture of collaboration and shared excellence while encouraging an open and honest exchange of ideas. We offer the potential for significant corporate growth and career development.

Our ambition is to strengthen the existing highly experienced team to provide the best in industry support to our growing client base.


Role Purpose

The primary purpose is to deliver value-add sourcing services to clients in a structured, professional and consistent manner.



We are currently seeking an Expert to join the Real Estate & Services. The Expert needs to be a dynamic, highly client-focused individual with proven experience within Sourcing Real Estate & Services.


The individual will have experience in working with the main suppliers in globally of Real Estate & Services.


Main responsibilities will include:

  • Lead, prepare and manage challenging bidding initiatives in the areas of office fit-outs and refurbishments, building infrastructure, furniture and other real estate services
  • support analysis of proposals and producing recommendations as well as managing the evaluation across cross-functional teams to determine selected supplies
  • Establish and maintain strong and close relationships with internal, client and supplier stakeholders
  • Negotiate deals to achieve optimal commercial, specification, compliance and contractual outcomes
  • Development of purchasing strategies including control of supplier management
  • Developing spend / market analysis and evaluations
  • Identify ways to improve related business-as-usual process
  • Collaboration with our teams in the different countries



  • Education in the real estate sector / facility management / purchasing or e.g. structural draftsman, civil engineering, architecture
  • Several years of professional experience in a comparable function or e.g. as owner's representative / project manager, estimator in the construction environment or facility manager
  • General understanding of Sourcing Operations, Buying processes and best practives
  • Understanding of typical risks and contractual mitigation/management of Real Estate, Facility Management project
  • Experience in review, negotiation and execution of contracts with vendors (including JCT and FIDIC templates)
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Experience in (senior) stakeholder management
  • Team player and high social competence
  • Fluent written and spoken in German and English, other languages are an advantage  

We proudly offer a first-class benefits package to all employees, so come and join Chain IQ and become part of an innovative, inspiring, and high-performing team of entrepreneurs, who are globally connected and locally anchored.

Please let us know if you require any assistance during the recruitment process so that we can work with you to meet your needs.

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