Función del empleo: Operations

Tipo de puesto: Permanent

Tipo de empleo: Full - Time

Localización: London (England)

País: United Kingdom

The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in 130 countries on five continents. Our 32 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men around the world. We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition by 2020 is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by creating the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L’Oréal encourages diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products and we have reduced our emissions by approx. 50% since 2005.  Our brands are leaders in beauty, and we are looking for you to lead the change you want to see in L’Oréal.

Purchasing

The Purchasing functions purpose is ‘ We are here to create value by thinking differently, challenging the status quo and supporting the corporate conscience’. Thinking differently to drive the best value on categories spend, challenging status quo to always innovate & looking at new ways of working, Support the Corporate Conscious by managing all risk levers to protect the business through its supply base.


As well as personally managing through projects briefed by your Marketing, Digital & Visual Merchandising colleagues, you will ensure that savings are delivered and agencies spend is monitored on an on-going basis.  You must thrive in an environment where we can challenge the status quo, ensuring that all stakeholders are working towards efficiency and excellence.  You will represent L’Oréal’s exacting standards when it comes to working ethically, only creating sustainable relationships with agencies who share our high standards and also ensuring high standards of supplier relationship management.

Actively contribute to and deliver the purchasing strategy in line with your purchasing manager/director expectations
Assess and review agencies in accordance to L’Oréal’s criteria.
Manage L’Oréal expenditure to ensure best value for money deciding upon most appropriate strategy to deal with various categories of spend & supply
Monitor and manage agencies spend & all governance KPI’s.
Ongoing liaison with key teams to understand future plans to ensure strategy fits and savings  opportunities are well understood and communicated to the business especially by your finance  colleagues.
Representation of UKI requirements within the context of international negotiations, with the ability to  partake in leading some of same negotiations across international teams.
Manage and develop the buyer(s) in your category.


Organised: You love a list and have strong planning and organisation skills – with the ability to re-prioritise as required.

Measured: We want to track the success of our initiatives so projects must be able to show ROI/Benefit

Accurate: You have the ability to work to a high degree of accuracy and meet deadlines.

Entrepreneurial. Every day, you spot opportunities to drive efficiencies, making sure the function is partnering with our Brands/Divisions.

Proactive and Open: L’Oreal is for the pioneers, which means embracing new ideas, challenges and change with positivity and a hands on approach.

Teams are the new heroes: There is no better feeling than being part of a successful and dynamic team, so even if you are Superman or Wonder Woman, you recognise that teams are the real heroes.

Only Human: we all make mistakes, but you are not afraid of failure. You learn and show how the experience has helped the business learn for the future and benefitted all.

Ambitious: You crave success and L’Oréal is the ultimate place to achieve your dreams. We will support you all the way and make sure you have the support and development in place to help you succeed.

You. You are real. And you’re true to yourself. We cherish and celebrate diversity so you will feel right at home whoever you are.

Significant experience in a marketing procurement role.
Experience in team management.
Ability to influence & negotiate internally and externally to deliver the best outcome
Ability to plan and prioritise effectively taking into account deadlines and resources, over multiple projects, ensuring delivery and managing risks
High level of analytics and deep attention to detail
Drive and support the implementation of new solutions/ suppliers
Experience of working proactively, using own initiative and action and results orientated to focus on outcomes and drive actions
A flexible approach to work
Excellent communication and organisational skills
Ability to build good relationships and works effectively in a team
IT literate with advanced excel skills.

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