London, England
Full - Time

The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in 130 countries on five continents. Our 32 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men around the world. We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition by 2020 is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by creating the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L’Oréal encourages diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products and we have reduced our emissions by approx. 50% since 2005.  Our brands are leaders in beauty, and we are looking for you to lead the change you want to see in L’Oréal.

Senior Sourcing Buyer

The Procurement Function mission is universal to all business Divisions & Corporate Functions: Supporting L'Oréal UK&I in offering the best in cosmetics innovation to the greatest number of people. We help the business manage £300m worth of expenditure, ensuring every £1 is spent better, smarter.

We are Process, Policy, Relationships, Innovative, Commercial, Connectors, Change agents, Entrepreneurs in our approach

You Will:

Reporting to the Purchasing Director, the Senior Sourcing buyer contributes to the efficiency of the Purchasing department, to the respect of internal control rules, to follow suppliers’ risk and to feed the Sharing Beauty With All (SBWA) program.


The Senior Sourcing buyer is clearly oriented toward the Suppliers’ market to be considered as an asset for the business unit and a source of efficiency, innovation and value in.

You Will:

Cover all the aspects of the Supplier Relationship Management programme
Quickly develop solid understanding of Business needs and priorities through recurrent contacts and formal meetings, together with the Head of Operational Purchasing.
Jointly define purchasing strategy with Operational team, organise advance action plans to benefit from market opportunities
Continually build knowledge of the suppliers’ market by driving benchmark & RFI or market scouting
Develop deep knowledge of the business needs, expectations, priorities and goals in your categories and anticipate new sourcing and future solutions, in partnership with the Operations Buyer
Drive mid-long term or recurrent RFPs aligned to Business needs and evolution.
Identify new services and valuable suppliers able to bring tangible value, innovation and competitive advantage for our business
Create & build strong deals and contracts with core suppliers by driving performing Preferred Supplier List, regular supplier evaluation, business reviews or specific events (suppliers day, business interaction)
Create the condition to build strong relationships with our Suppliers on and in accordance with the internal control / ethical way of interacting, in partnership with the Operations Buyer.
Contribute to supplier evaluation based on all operations managed by Suppliers inc formal evaluation of the total performance (price, quality, innovation, service and sustainability)
In alignment with the Zone Category Directors, deploy the strategy of your categories in your business unit or Hub by monitoring the key levers identified
Able to propose innovative and creative approach to our stakeholders such as new models, new organization, transformation and simplification (more than simply cost cutting)
Accountable for the Budget process, as a collective action for the department: identify the initiatives, evaluate the savings in agreement with Finance and ensure all data is accurately updated in our e-procurement platform
Influence Budget and Trend evaluation and be accountable in identifying risks and opportunities of the current projects or initiatives, in agreement with Finance & Operation Buyers.

You Are:

Organised: You love a list and have strong planning and organisation skills – with the ability to re-prioritise as required.

Measured: We want to track the success of our projects and initiatives so all activities can show Efficiencies / ROI.

Accurate: You have the ability to work to a high degree of accuracy and meet deadlines.

Entrepreneurial. Every day, you spot Opportunities & Innovation to drive our categories forward to ensure our supply base is fit for purpose, arming our brands with the must haves to push market share.

Super creative: Whether it be in overcoming challenges or selling your ideas, creativity is needed, and the business loves new ideas.

Proactive and Open: L’Oreal is for the pioneers, which means embracing new ideas, challenges and change with positivity and a hands on approach.

Teams are the new heroes: There is no better feeling than being part of a successful and dynamic team, so even if you are Superman or Wonder Woman, you recognise that teams are the real heroes.

Only Human: we all make mistakes, but you are not afraid of failure. You learn and show how the experience has helped the business learn for the future and benefitted all.

Ambitious: You crave success and L’Oréal is the ultimate place to achieve your dreams. We will support you all the way and make sure you have the support and development in place to help you succeed.

You. You are real. And you’re true to yourself. We cherish and celebrate diversity so you will feel right at home whoever you are.

You Have:

Relevant experience within the Category in FMCG or equivalent
High level of economical sensitivity and value-in expectations for the company
Strong skills in negotiation and contract management
Excellence in stakeholder management and strong business partnering skills in a complex, matricial and numerous network
Strong influencing skills and able to drive high level of confrontations
Experience in change management and oriented towards the users experience
Experience defining and implementing strategy on multiple categories
Ability to propose value-add creative solutions as well as managing any risks
Experience and ownership of the budget process and accountability for delivery
Collaborative spirit is a must have (local, with other country, with the Zone)
Strong organisational skills
An analytical mindset
Endless curiosity
Ability to work in an ever changing & demanding environment
Experience in line management desirable

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