L’Oréal is a community of people who share a passion for business and adventure. We are always on the lookout for talented, passionate individuals with the flair, intuition and personality to ensure the continuing success of the Group. Diversity is important for L’Oréal.
We are looking for people who reflect what our group is: international, open-minded, innovative and entrepreneurial; who can both manage and execute multiple projects under pressure in a fun, safe, and results-oriented work environment.
Conduct all purchasing within the portfolio, in line with the Group’s purchasing strategies and policies.
This person will be main responsible for purchasing goods and services for our Purchasing department.
Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, the Senior Buyer is responsible for the strategic sourcing; day to day purchasing and support retail and Marketing spend with related categories:
? Print/POS Service/Promotion
? Consumer & Market insight
? Design creation/Digital
? Media Production and Post-production
A. Main responsibilities/Accountabilities:
1. MyMarket (New system) Preparation:
o Assist Purchasing Manager to prepare content for MyMarket preparation
o Responsible for conducting tenders, RFIs, RFPs processes as well as selection and negotiation with suppliers to strive for the best commercial and delivery terms
o Perform the sourcing activities for assigned local categories, whether products and/or services, to achieve lowest purchasing costs (Total Cost of Ownership - TCO) for the local market while ensuring company quality standards are met.
o Conduct performance assessment, data collection/analysis and generation of reports.
2. Category Management
o Anticipates business activity and acts proactively: Contribute to build, share, and apply the category strategy, using the category network. Captures Supplier Innovation
o Defines purchasing strategy: organize and gather market knowledge, propose advanced action plans to benefit from market opportunities
o Analyses business needs and challenges demand: collect, understand and challenge stakeholders’ needs and promote demand management. Guarantee the expected functionality level at the optimized costs
o Ensure that P2P process is complied.
o Negotiates with integrity: use appropriate negotiation techniques and tools.
o Review and validate supplier contracts before signature to ensure all terms and conditions are properly defined.
o Upon contract(s) being signed, control that all data regarding suppliers and agreements is correctly established and ready to be inputted in all relevant systems
o Perform vendor reviews (annual & ad-hoc) as required by the company practices to ensure the quality of vendors, credit review and vendor site visit. Ensure the review results are properly approved and documented.
o Operates according to internal control principles and legal rules: implement standard contract framework enhancing on key legal principles, propose improvements and deals with the legal department. Monitor the contract compliance
4. Supplier Relationship Management:
o Monitor supplier performance assessments and internal customer satisfaction on a regular basis referring to the KPIs defined.
o Monitor identified issues, and review appropriate corrective action plans to improve business relationships
o Optimizes costs: Improve the cost model through a good knowledge of supplier process, Identify opportunities leveraging value chain approach.
o Supports and manages stakeholders’ relationships: Feed network with internal/external news, share best practices, Communicate / manage projects /share suppliers’ information with his stakeholders
o Support sustainably purchasing: apply all purchasing/procurement processes (Buy and Care), following internal control rules. Share and train new people on processes.
o Creates value and innovates: lead complex projects (Reformulation, W2W, Full buy, innovation, R2P, Indirects…). Develop and recommend best options to secure identified project risks.
B. Technical and Professional Competencies required:
? Category Management : Consolidate the needs ; understand the supplier market ; build the vendor strategy, the action plan and the cost plan;
? Sourcing - Vendor Recruitment: Identify, qualify and select new suppliers in accordance with the vendor strategy or new identified needs;
? Bidding/Tender Process / Annual negotiations: Carry out bidding process (RFQ) with suppliers ; spend with no annual ; long-term contract
? Process & Tools continuous improvement / transverse: Work continuously on the efficiency improvement of tools; processes; methods. Manage transverse project;
? Master Data maintenance & system management: vendor creation; close; and modification;
? Vendor Management / Performance Assessment and Review: Assess and review current suppliers performance;
? Reporting: Report to management on savings, projects progress, purchasing category status, alerts…etc.
C. Who should apply?
? At least 5+ years of working experience in Procurement industry
? 2-3 years of experience in managing agency relationship is preferred
? Strong knowledge of marketing category
? Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
? Strong proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point), particularly Excel, with an ability to calculate summary, financial, and/or statistical data.
? Ability to engage and communicate effectively to multiple global stakeholders.
? Experience in multi-national, global operations preferred
? Strong verbal and written communication skills
? English fluency required
? Strategic and tactical sourcing