Marc Roth

Procurement Leader ✦ Strategy, Transformation, Consumer Goods, China ✦ MCIPS

Bis 2022, Interim Head Procurement Indirect, Migros Industrie

Lenzburg, Switzerland


Strategic leadership
Strategic sourcing
Sourcing in China
Supply Chain Management
project management
network in China
China experience
Supply Chain


Professional experience for Marc Roth

  • Current 3 years and 2 months, since Nov 2020

    Interim Chief Procurement Officer (CPO)

    Marc Roth Consulting

  • 1 year and 5 months, Jan 2021 - May 2022

    Interim Head Procurement Indirect

    Migros Industrie

  • 1 year and 2 months, Nov 2019 - Dec 2020

    Family Sabbatical

    My family

    Exploring the world with my family, adventure, volunteering projects, covid-19 resilience Staying in Tanzania, Oman, Colombia, Europe

  • 5 years and 10 months, Jan 2014 - Oct 2019

    VP Procurement

    Hero Group

    Hero is an international food company with focus on infant and fruit categories, revenues of 1.2bn CHF, 4000 employees in 19 countries, privately owned. Responsible for 750M CHF spend and the global procurement team of 70 employees. - Drove 100M CHF savings by managing lead-buying organization with focus on strategic sourcing - Unlocked consumer added value by establishing global spend category management - Implemented procurement tools (e.g. Sievo) - Jump-started Hero's sustainability program.

  • 3 years and 9 months, Apr 2010 - Dec 2013

    Director Group Supply Chain

    Hero Group

    Formed SC organization for Chinese infant formula plant (100M+ EUR green-field investment) Led packaging team: slashed 6M CHF off 60M packaging spend by driving savings projects

  • 4 years and 5 months, Dec 2005 - Apr 2010


    Aibix Ltd - Product Sourcing in China

    Aibix is offering product sourcing and supply chain services in Mainland China. Marc founded the company, has been successfully managing it on the ground in China for 5 years, and till today acts as chairman to the Board of Directors. Managed purchasing spend of more than 12M USD pa in durable consumer goods, packaging, and light industrial products. Cost-saving of up to 45% from best-value sourcing.

  • 1 year and 10 months, Feb 2007 - Nov 2008

    Director Retail (interim)

    Phonak Group China

    Interim assignment: Turnaround project for Phonak's retail chain in China. Led 76 people, full budget and P&L responsibility, leveraged EBIT of company by 41% on average over 10 month.

  • 2 years, Oct 2004 - Sep 2006

    Chief Information Officer (CIO/SCM)

    2ply Fashion (Suzhou, China)

    Supply chain integration, ERP implementation, processes design, IT infrastructure

  • 4 years, Oct 2000 - Sep 2004

    Associate Consultant

    Bain & Company

    Worked on consulting projects for multinationals in consumer goods, power and automation, and semiconductors. Thereby, I've collected experiences on projects in growth strategy, strategic supply chain management, production migration, low-cost country sourcing, and BU strategy. In addition, I've developed team leading and project management skills.

  • 10 months, Nov 1997 - Aug 1998


    Vauxhall Motors (Luton, England)

    Retailer performance monitoring system & KPI implementation (Aftersales)

Educational background for Marc Roth

  • 2002 - 2003

    Business Administration

    CEIBS - China Europe International Business School

    Supply Chain Management Chinese Economy

  • 2001 - 2001

    European Management

    UCL Université de Louvain

    Global Logistics, Management in Asia Soft-Skill seminars with Procter & Gamble, Reuters, Sulzer Infra, UBS, Hilti, Reuters

  • 1998 - 2003

    Business, Economics, Law

    University of St. Gallen HSG

    Masters in International Management (MIM), 2001-2003 Bachelor, 1998-2000


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Chinese


  • French


  • Spanish



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