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Strategic Category Buyer GER/CH (all genders)

At Beiersdorf, we want to help people feel good about their skin – and our commitment goes far beyond caring for skin. For 140 years, we have developed innovative skin and body care products for well-known brands such as NIVEA, Eucerin, La Prairie, Hansaplast, and Labello. We act according to our purpose, WE CARE BEYOND SKIN, and take responsibility for our consumers, our employees, the environment and society.

Behind every brand, every product and every accomplishment are our more than 20,000 employees. It is for them that we live a culture of inclusion, respect and trust that is strongly aligned with our values – CARE, COURAGE, SIMPLICITY and TRUST. We embrace diversity by valuing the uniqueness of each individual and being committed to equal opportunities for all.

Your Tasks

The Strategic Category Buyer is responsible for deployment of local sourcing in GER/CH region (Germany & Switzerland). Categories within area and unit of responsibility – Value Added Services, (Co-packing & Components), Indirects Categories (e.g. Merchandiser or Training Sales Agencies). Other areas of responsibility are continuous alignment with business stakeholders, compliance with Procurement standards, methods, and processes. Act as a reliable expert to share Procurement and Category know-how within and beyond own area.

Furthermore, your tasks include:

  • You are responsible for the local definition and deployment of category and sourcing strategies while ensuring that market observations and legal developments are incorporated.
  • You are responsible to steer the purchase to pay process for your area of responsibility including supplier selection, negotiation, contracting and performance tracking (e.g., financial health check, MSA, CoC, sustainability, prices, TCO and quality guidelines etc.) for locally managed categories towards objective agreed with the demand owner
  • You are actively managing contracts (coordination with legal department, identifying need for templates, drafting templates together with legal dept. etc)
  • You are actively managing relationships with suppliers to create and strengthen a strong supply network that is able to comply with Beiersdorf requirements and resilient against disruptions while minimizing risks
  • You are actively working with suppliers to achieve innovative solutions
  • Timely documentation of relevant procurement KPI’s.
  • You are responsible for compliance with legal requirements, Beierdorf Procurement and non- Procurement procedures, as well as for Purchase Orders approval.
  • You are responsible for maintenance and quality assurance of relevant master data for supported negotiation/contracting processes (e.g., category spends, contractual terms, supplier data).
  • You are actively driving process development with regards to standardization, efficiency, and automation (incl. application of new technologies, implementation of purchase-related processes, methods and systems and monitor process adherence).
  • You are responsible for performance of total spend in the Management Unit Germany/Switzerland. Ongoing monitoring of targets / KPIs achievement and initiating corrective actions as required.

Your Profile

  • University degree, relevant major (economics, supply chain or similar)
  • A few years of experience in the area of procurement as well es experience in relevant industries (FMCG, VAS, logistics, e.g.)
  • Digital upskilling drive, project management & thinking ahead. Digital collaboration, presentation & moderation in digital setup.
  • Curiosity, eagerness to learn and openness for technological adaptation
  • Excellent stakeholder management & communication in English & German.
  • Ability to deliver strategic/tactical priorities within strict timelines
  • Conceptual thinking and analytical skills for data-driven decision making
  • Financial understanding, passion for negotiations and result orientation
  • Drive for continuous improvement within and beyond own areas of responsibility
  • Eagerness to work in a diverse & dynamic environment, dealing with ambiguity & failures
  • Very good knowledge of SAP / SRM / CLM / e-sourcing / P2P Process/ MS Office environment proficiency/ BI

Additional information

We embrace Diversity and Inclusion and are committed to providing equal opportunities to all of our applicants – regardless of race, gender, age, religion and beliefs, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, cultural, ethnic or national origins. We would therefore kindly ask you to include only information and data in your documents which are relevant for the assessment of your application (e.g. curriculum vitae, salary expectations, relevant references and certificates) and encourage you to upload your CV without a picture.

Have a look at our benefits: What we offer – Our Benefits | Beiersdorf

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Strategic Category Buyer GER/CH (all genders)


Veröffentlicht am 14.01.2024

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