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Benjamin Schaetzel

Purchasing Manager & Cost killing

Can work in or around Barcelone

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  • 2.1774
  • Suggested rate €650 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
  • Response rate 100%
  • Response time 1 hour
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Location and workplace preferences

Barcelone, Espagne
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around Barcelone and 50km


Project length
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months


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  • French

    Native or bilingual

  • Spanish


  • English



Skills (13)

Benjamin in a few words

Who I am:
A professional, with more than 8 years of experience across multiples sectors, dedicated to optimize Supply chain and Procurement cost.

What I do:
My purpose is to increase companies' EBIT by finding saving buckets, identifying levers and implementing them, untill achieving the expected result.

How I do it:
(1) Spend diagnostic (Spend categorization, contracts analysis, benchmarks...)
(2) Organizational diagnostic (As is analysis, process mapping, maturity assesment...)
(3) Cost optimization strategies definition
(4) Activation and implementation (Sourcing, RFP, RFQ, Internalization, externalization, change management...)
(5) KPI monitorization



Fashion & Cosmetics

Category Manager

Igualada, CT, España

September 2020 - Today (2 years and 6 months)

Applying the CATMAN strategic methodology.
- Segmenting spend / generating visibility
- Defining purchasing strategy per category
- Finding best solution to comply with the company value drivers
- Sourcing / RFI / RFQ / Externalization

Spend categories managed:
- Transport (inbound & outbound)
- Packaging
- Dyeing
- Digital Printing
- Temp labour
- Yarn
- Production consumables
- Energy
Catman Change Management Strategic Communications Procurement Purchasing


Consulting & Audits

Sourcing & Procurement Senior consultant

Barcelone, Espagne

March 2020 - April 2020

Operations & Procurement Senior Consultant
- Supply Chain & Procurement transformation for large scale companies in global environment.
(1) Supplier Relationship Program aiming to improve supplier services level and secure supplies for a major fragrance company (Direct report to the CPO & indirect to the COO)
- Program execution with 8 strategic suppliers (OTIF & RCA Analysis, End to End process assessment, 5 whys & Ishikawa methodology…)
- Client internal processes impacting Service Level review (Penalization Criteria, RCA of incidences on supply side and process KPI review...
- Action plan definition with suppliers & follow up set up to ensure decisions roll out
Project resulting in a (+) ~8% Sustainable Supplier Service Level increase for suppliers in scope.
(2) Sizing & New Operating Model Definition & Implementation for a major pharmaceutical company implementing a CoE in Barcelona (Report to the head of SC)
- AS IS assessment of Supply Chain Operations (Forecasting, Analytics, Supply Demand…)
- New Operating Model definition to streamline SC. Operations & Sizing
- TO BE model implementation (Governance model, Action plan, Staffing status, Communication plan, Stakeholders involvement plan…)
Project resulting in Head Ccount efficiencies (+ Standardized Organization Structures, Best Practice sharing, Global COE set up…)
(3) Zero Based Budget project for a major Bottling Company leveraging cost optimization buckets due its European consolidation
- Visibility generation: Transparency provided to ‘who-spends-how-much-on-what’ through transactional data analysis
- Category Ownership: Creation of an accountability matrix to ensure dual ownership of every expense
- Value Targeting: Expense policies analyzed and benchmark per category performed
Project resulting the visibility & saving ranges that could have been expected by the client, orienting its European merger strategy

Sherpa Purchasing

Consulting & Audits

Consultant Senior Achat

Paris, France

September 2012 - March 2017 (4 years and 6 months)

Operational support to private equities in the restructuring of their acquisition
- Procurement audit of public organizations to prevent regulatory control
- EBIT improvement through the optimization of indirect expenses
- Running purchasing diagnoses from accounting database
- Auditing procurement processes and organization from interviews
- Identifying and promoting savings strategies (technical & purchasing levers)
- Applying levers to reach the strategy with a top down approach (outsourcing, negotiations with suppliers, redesign of internal processes and operating change management)
Categories optimized:
- Intellectual services: Auto & Railway industry
- Temporary Labor: Health, Construction, Retail
- Marketing (Print, agency fees): Retail
- Energy: Retail, Airports, Public Administration, Chemicals
- Facility Management: FMCG, Retail, Public Administration
- Waste management: FMCG
- Travel: Media, Chemicals