[L'oreal Korea] Purchasing Specialist - Corporate Purchasing team

[Job Summary] (Indirect Operation buyer)
  • Analyses business needs and challenges demand: collect, understand, and challenge stakeholders’ needs and promote demand management. Apply VA methodology and Guarantee the expected functionality level at the optimized costs
  • Optimizes costs: Improve the cost model through a good knowledge of supplier process, identify opportunities leveraging value chain approach. Lead and implement productivity projects, apply and Use TCO. 
  • Anticipates business activity and acts proactively: Contribute to build, share, and apply the category strategy, using the category network. Captures Supplier Innovation
  • Evaluates and manages risks: apply risks policy and tools, propose action plans. Escalate to the relevant stakeholders. 
  • Manage Performance and efficiency: Build cost forecasts for a simple category, share and control assumptions for budget construction. - Manage KPIs, build continuous improvement strategy for financial and non-financial KPIs. 
  • Supports and manages stakeholders’ relationships: Feed network with internal/external news, share best practices, Communicate / manage projects /share suppliers’ information with his stakeholders 
  • Support sustainable purchasing: apply all purchasing/procurement processes (Buy and Care), following internal control rules.

[Core Work Activities] (Indirect Operation buyer)
  • To be a first window(Business Partner) to internal stakeholders to support and guide the relevant purchasing process to secure compliance in place
  • Constant communication with suppliers to collect market trend, innovation, and useful information to enrich purchasing qualities and service
  • Lead spot bidding / short-mid-term project in timely basis to support our business on time 
  • Collect and understand business demand and feed to Sourcing team for leveraging in their category strategy, roadmap and building up relevant project
  • Give Training/supports to suppliers on our tools, process, and compliance     
  • Monitoring supplier’s key activity and take relevant action for improvement (Quality feedback / CSR / Compliance / Ethics) 
  • Responsible for supplier onboard(registration) process and its system operation for assigned categories
  • Responsible for maintaining the contents within procurement tools such as PSL, Ordering Channels and Catalogs
  • Operates Procurement tools like MyMarket, VMB, My Sourcing, SAP and SAFE. 
  • Exchanges and communication with APAC/WW purchasing network / overseas suppliers

[Qualification & Preferred]
  • University graduate
  • +3-7 years
  • Working Experiences as an indirect purchasing buyer at multi-national company or local consumer company with complex business organization and structure
  • Indirect purchasing experience preferred but not limited
  • Ability to co-work with multi-layered stakeholders in daily basis
  • Having mid- level of knowledge on P2P process 
  • Prefer Experience / knowledge on procurement tool (SAP SRM / Ivalua…)
  • Prefer to have project leadership either savings or process shift project
  • Fluent in English and Korean
  • Proficient with PPT skills / Excel
  • Faster learner / active communicator 
  • Good at analysis and digital tools insight


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