Job Function: Operations

Position type: Permanent

Employment type: Full - Time

Location: New Jersey - Berkeley Heights

Country: USA


·         Manages the sourcing of a category and/or segment of raw materials, within the Americas Zone, by applying the sourcing methodology of L’Oreal. 

·         Participates in defining and setting up the strategy in collaboration with the Worldwide Category Manager

·         Manages the economic performance: constructs cost reduction plans (value analysis, etc.), submit them to the Business Division, and render them operational

·         Awards business based on firm proposals, quotations, and objective criteria

·         Produces and communicates the follow up and analysis of results for the categories managed (Trend, S80)

·         Establishes budget and pre-budget

·         Manages the supplier performance: Quality, Supply, competitiveness, Innovation, Sustainability performances and follow up corrective action plans

·         Provides Risk assessments and mitigation plans pro-actively

·         Manages the relationship with R&I in the zone for the categories concerned

·         Provides appropriate feedback to the Worldwide Category Manager and Management Committee

Qualifications and Educational Background

·         BS/BA Degree required (Finance, Math, Engineering preferred)

·         Prefer 3+ years of Sourcing experience. Sourcing skills: Negotiations, Supplier Relationship Management, Understanding 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 a plus

·         High degree of financial and analytical data organization

·         Exceptional PC Skills including Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint – SAP experience a plus

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We 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.