Fonction professionnelle: Sourcing

Type de poste: Contrat A Duree Indeterminee

Type de contrat: Temps plein

Site: Clark, NJ

Pays: USA

Job Title:  Category Sr. Manager – Direct Sourcing (Printing) 

Division: Operations 

Location: Clark NJ 


Reports To: Director of Sourcing 


Who We Are: 

For more than a century, L’Oréal has devoted its energy, innovation, and scientific excellence solely to one business: Beauty. Our goal is to offer each and every person around the world the best of beauty in terms of quality, efficacy, safety, sincerity and responsibility to satisfy all beauty needs and desires in their infinite diversity. 


Join L'Oréal: As the world's #1 beauty company, with a presence in over 150 markets, we are embarking on a transformative journey that embraces sustainability, digital innovation, and societal progress. We are dedicated to shaping the future of beauty by harnessing the power of technology, data, and science to tackle global challenges while staying true to our social and environmental commitments.

We're proud to have earned recognition as industry leaders in:

  • Most Innovative Companies - Fast Company, 2023
  • Top 5 - Most Attractive Companies Worldwide Among Business Students - Universum, 2023
  • Top 25 World's Best Companies - TIME, 2023 
  • Top Companies for Executive Women - Seamount, 2023
  • Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion - Disability Equal Index, 2023
  • Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 - Ranked #11


With 86,000 dedicated employees spread across 150 countries, L'Oréal leads the global beauty industry and pioneers’ beauty technology. Our portfolio comprises 36 international brands grouped into four divisions. For over a century, we've been committed to making beauty accessible to all, and our goal is to reach another billion consumers worldwide through innovation.

Now, it's your moment to shine. If you are experienced, embrace challenges, value continuous learning, and want to create a positive impact, we invite you to join our diverse teams. Whether you're an industry veteran or a seasoned professional, we are always on the lookout for exceptional talents to contribute to our mission.



What You Will Do:

As a Direct Sourcing Category Senior Manager, you will participate in the development and implementation of assigned sourcing initiatives across L’Oréal in close partnership with your business stakeholders. You will optimize cost and enhancing overall supplier’s contract value. You will participate in the strategic sourcing process, stakeholder management, supplier management and continuous performance improvement.  

You are expected to demonstrate a high level of analytical and financial proficiency as well as excellent communication skills and strong team spirit mindset to be successful in our highly collaborative environment. 


Your Responsibilities


You will manage sourcing strategies across L’Oreal USA for the Specialties Categories with a spend of +$70M. The Specialties Categories includes corrugate and folding cartons.  


Own and drive specific category strategies for packaging components

  • Strategies to include a minimum of stakeholder mapping, business needs summary, industry analysis, supplier analysis, supplier panel recommendation, strategy validity period and strategic pillar summary;
  • Ensure alignment and clear communication with zone Business Teams, WW category leads, impacted plants, and sourcing leadership;
  • Drive consistent improvement across all 5 L’Oreal sourcing pillars based on category specific KPIs aligned with each strategy.


Protect the business via category management of contracts & business continuity

  • Assure compliance to MSA & BCP agreements for all A class vendors;
  • Highlight and manage concerns on non-A class vendors based on market intelligence and business team feedback;
  • Complete annual risk assessment
  • Create a substantiality Road MAP on your categories to support L4TF Goals


Drive Strategies and Market Intelligence on Innovation

  • Educate Packaging Innovation on Market Dynamics and strategies within reoccurring touch bases;
  • Support Innovation Buyer on pre-costing exercises and project tracker support Packaging Innovation;
  • Flawlessly support Innovation Buyer and transfer/hand-over projects to business teams at briefing stages to minimize negative deviations from pre-costing.


Drive agility through Supplier Relationship Management & as a priority for sourcing strategies

  • Prioritize localization at the tier 1, 2, and 3 levels Packaging components;
  • Support plant and Business Teams vendor meetings to reinforce the priority for our vendors and consideration for both strategies and business awards;
  • Drive consistent improvement across all 5 L’Oreal sourcing pillars based on category specific KPIs aligned with each strategy.


Serve as Supplier Relationship Manager for all vendors in your respective catalogue 

  • Completion of Business Reviews for all A class suppliers with notes, scorecards, and PowerPoints filed each year;
  • CDP, Ecovadis, and Solidarity Sourcing: Confirmation of vendor participation and coaching as needed.
  • Propose Business model to bridge Innovation needs vs usual suppliers (together with each Key Supplier Management) PUSH and PULL Innovation. 




  • BS/BA Degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Engineering or similar discipline. 
  • Prefer +5 years of Sourcing experience
  • Previous packaging sourcing experience is required 
  • Management Consulting experience in Strategic Sourcing is desired
  • Lead by example in front of the team and peers
  • Sourcing Skills: Negotiations, Supplier Relationship Management, Understanding of end-to-end Supply Chain operations
  • Self-starter with high level of curiosity to be able to investigate Sourcing opportunities
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and work independently in fast paced international environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. French or Spanish or Portuguese a plus.
  • High degree of financial and analytical data organization
  • Exceptional PC Skills including Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint – SAP experience a plus


As an integral part of our culture at L’Oréal, wellness is at our core. We not only offer a generous Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K), we also offer flexible time off, work from home days, and a pension plan! Additionally, you will have access to company perks such as Makeup, Skincare, and Fragrance! Employees receive a stipend for L'Oréal products as well as VIP Access to L’Oréal’s Internal Shop for Discounted Products, and other perks such as Monthly Mobile Allowance, discounted gym memberships, and ERGs. 


Additional Benefits Information As Follows:


  • Competitive Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Pension Plan)  
  • Hybrid Work Policy (3 Days in Office, 2 Days Work from Home) 
  • Flexible Time Off (Paid Company Holidays, Paid Vacation, Vacation Buy Program, Volunteer Time, Summer Fridays & More!)  
  • Access to Company Perks (VIP Access to L’Oréal’s Internal Shop for Discounted Products, Monthly Mobile Allowance)  
  • Learning & Development Opportunities (Unlimited Access to E-learnings, Lunch & Learn Sessions, Mentorship Programs, & More!)  
  • Employee Resource Groups (Think Tanks and Innovation Squads)  
  • Access to Mental Health & Wellness Programs   


Don’t meet every single requirement? At L'Oréal, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and innovative workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the qualifications listed in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways! You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We would love to find out more about you as a candidate and do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.

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