Clark, NJ
Sourcing
Full - Time
24-Jan-2023

Job Title Buyer- CPD Direct Sourcing

Division: Operations

Location: Clark, NJ- The Hub

Reports To: Mgr, CPD Direct Sourcing

Who We Are:

For more than a century, L’Oréal has devoted its energy, innovation, and scientific excellence solely to one business: Beauty. Our goal is to offer each and every person around the world the best of beauty in terms of quality, efficacy, safety, sincerity and responsibility to satisfy all beauty needs and desires in their infinite diversity.

At L'Oréal Consumers Products, our mission is to democratize the best of beauty, and for us, beauty has to be sustainable. Our division holds the world’s #1 beauty brand with L’Oréal Paris, the #1 makeup brand with Maybelline New York, the #1 natural brand with Garnier, as well as NYX Professional Make Up.

What You Will Learn:

As the Direct Sourcing Buyer you will participate in development and implementation of sourcing projects across L’Oreal USA in close partnership with your business stakeholders.

You will work with the Category Lead as a key partner to optimize cost while enhancing overall value.  You will participate in the strategic sourcing process, stakeholder management, supplier management, continuous cost and performance improvement, and innovation.  You will be responsible for leading projects independently, as needed.

You are expected to demonstrate a high level of analytical, and financial competency as well as excellent communication skills in order to promote a positive working relationship with business partners and suppliers. 

  • Develop strong relationships with your key stakeholders, be recognized as a valued partner and influence business decisions.
  • Support Category Lead in the development and execution of the long- term strategic sourcing plan.
  • Facilitate, monitor and continuously improve the category-wide Meetings, Events, Education & Training (M.E.E.T.) program – ongoing mechanism for helping L’Oreal USA stakeholders source venues for their events
  • Help Category Lead translate and prioritize global / regional strategies for US market
  • Lead the sourcing process, including your category’s spend analysis, needs assessment, developing effective RFx’s, supplier bid evaluations, negotiations and implementation plan.
  • Lead a broad range of commercial and business contract negotiations working closely with L’Oreal’s legal counsel and Business Stakeholders.
  • Manage and maintain relationships with 3rd party partners who represent extension of our Sourcing team – venue sourcing agencies, attendee registration, event reporting tools, etc.
  • Manage the implementation phase of the awarded strategic sourcing project.
  • Manage a strong Supplier Partnership program with your category partners.

What We Are Looking For:

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Business Administration
  • 1-2 years experience in Sourcing or related area
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams and influence decision
  • Strong project management, negotiation and analytical skills.
  • Autonomous with high level of drive and energy
  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills

What’s In It For You:

  • Competitive Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Pension Plan)
  • Hybrid Work Policy (3 Days in Office, 2 Days Work from Home)
  • Flexible Time Off (Paid Company Holidays, Paid Vacation, Vacation Buy Program, Volunteer Time, Summer Fridays & More!)
  • Access to Company Perks (VIP Access to L’Oréal’s Internal Shop for Discounted Products, Monthly Mobile Allowance)
  • Learning & Development Opportunities for Career Progression (Unlimited Access to E-learnings, Lunch & Learn Sessions, Mentorship Programs, & More!)
  • Employee Resource Groups (Think Tanks and Innovation Squads)
  • Access to Mental Health & Wellness Programs

Don’t meet every single requirement? At L'Oréal, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and innovative workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the qualifications listed in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways! You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We would love to find out more about you as a candidate and 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.

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