Sourcing Buyer (m/f/d), Düsseldorf


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Sourcing Buyer (m/f/d), Düsseldorf

Offre archivée le 30/01/2024


Sourcing Buyer (m/f/d), Düsseldorf


  • Define strategic sourcing strategy for defined categories – e.g. Travel, Event Management, HR, Facility Management, Professional Services – together with business stakeholders and Corporate teams
  • Develop deep knowledge of the business needs, priorities and objectives for relevant sourcing categories and anticipate new sourcing solutions
  • Be accountable for the purchasing budget process, as a collective action for the defined scope of categories: identify the initiatives/projects, evaluate/validate the savings in agreement with Finance and manage the regular savings follow up
  • Drive mid/long-term RFP for relevant categories in close alignment with business stakeholders and Finance
  • Co-create innovative and optimized approaches with relevant stakeholders such as new models, new organizational set ups and transformations
  • Drive L’Oréal For The Future agenda L’Oréal Sustainability Program for the relevant categories and be a frontrunner with our partners on projects contributing to social inclusion, cautious use of resources and biodiversity
  • Increase processes simplification, drive cost and efficiency transparency to support L’Oréal strategic goals in cooperation with HR, Facility Management and other Corporate teams
  • Create & build strong strategic relationships with key suppliers by driving performing PSL, regular supplier evaluation, business reviews or specific events such as Supplier Conferences
  • Identify new services and innovations by selecting relevant suppliers to bring tangible value, innovation and competitive advantages for our business
  • Building and managing stakeholder relationships across all levels of organization locally within Germany, Austria, Switzerland and globally with the Corporate functions
  • Assure procurement compliance to L’Oréal norms and standards


  • Minimum 5 years working experience in Procurement incl. 3 years in Indirect Procurement, particularly Corporate / Business Services categories (FM, Travel, MICE, HR, etc.)
  • High level of economical sensitivity and value-in expectations for the company
  • Excellence in stakeholder management and strong business partnering skills in a complex, matricidal and numerous network
  • Strong influencing skills and ability to drive high level of confrontations
  • Experience and ownership of the procurement budget process and accountability for budget delivery
  • Experience in change management & process optimization
  • Strong skills in negotiations and contract management
  • Experience in defining and implementing category strategies
  • Ability to propose value-added innovative solutions combined with adequate risk management approach
  • Collaborative spirit is a must have (local, with other countries, with the Corporate functions)
  • Strong organizational skills and analytical mindset
  • Curiosity and ability to work in an ever changing, demanding & intercultural environment
  • Confident use of both English and German languages

Our offer

  • Permanent employment in a crisis-resistant, growing market with a comprehensive range of social benefits.
  • A competitive and attractive salary and benefits package
  • Individual personal and professional development, a steep learning curve, strong team spirit and an open, cooperative culture
  • Diverse, national and international perspectives


Offre archivée le 30/01/2024

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