Indirect Strategic Buyer

Posted 11 November 2021
Job Type Permanent
DisciplineIndustrial Business Services

Job description

Our partner is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature.

Indirect Strategic Buyer

Manages sourcing of indirect services and materials in line with category strategies for French speaking sites (France and Switzerland). Taking direction from line manager, reporting to regional Indirect Materials and Services Procurement.


  • Perform sourcing activities within assigned scope (spot buy and project based) according to the company's sourcing strategies
  • Contribute to technical projects in the region (EMEA), deliver on savings and support risk management compliance
  • Develop tactical sourcing strategy for specific assigned categories in order to achieve savings and establishes process efficiency and sustainability
  • Communicate and negotiate with suppliers and internal stakeholders., This includes supplier relationship management and managing stakeholder relationships.
  • Manage transactional activities related to sourcing (including purchase order handling, reporting, supplier follow-ups, etc.)
  • Support and automate stocked items procurement processes

Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who thrives being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then come and join us - and impact your world.

* University Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration, Accountant, Engineering, or Economist
* Languages: Fluent English (Dutch or Spanish is nice to have)
* Professional experience: 2 or more years of experience in a similar position preferred
* Software skills: Desirable experience in SAP
* Technical orientation preferred
* Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills
* Must be customer focused, team oriented

What we can offer:
* Great compensation package including bonus and cafeteria
* Private health insurance
* Career development opportunities
* Extended yearly health check
* Access to exclusive perfumes & employee shop with discounts

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