Job Title – Manager, Direct Sourcing Maybelline Contract Manufacturing Business Team

 Division – Consumer Product Division

 Location – Clark NJ

 Reports To: Director/Brand Lead, Direct Sourcing Maybelline & Essie


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.

 The largest division of L'Oréal USA, the Consumer Products Division makes the best of cosmetic innovation available to the greatest number of people on every continent. Our mission is to democratize the best of beauty, and for us, beauty has to be sustainable. We embrace and enhance emerging trends to create the most relevant and sustainable beauty products and experiences, making them accessible to each and everyone all around the world, thanks to the diversity of our brands and their communities.

Our brands include the world’s #1 beauty brand with L’Oréal Paris, #1 makeup brand with Maybelline New York, the #1 natural brand with Garnier, along with essie, NYX Professional Makeup, Carol’s Daughter, SoftSheen-Carson, Dark & Lovely, and Thayers Natural Remedies.

These brands are distributed in many diverse mass-market retail channels including drug, food, specialty, dollar, club, and eCommerce, offering a wide range of products including cosmetics, skincare, haircare, haircolor, and nail.

 Who We are Looking For:

 As a Manager on the Maybelline Sourcing team, you will play a key role to support the brand’s Worldwide Growth, Profitability Ambitions, Product Launch, and Sustainability goals. We are looking for a candidate with a strong entrepreneurial mindset, whom can collaborate with cross-functional partners to reach a common goal - delivering the best turnkey solutions needed for the brand.



  1. Partner with cross-functional stakeholders to flawlessly execute product launches
  • Launch worldwide RFQs and negotiate on behalf of sister zones as the worldwide Maybelline CM lead
  • Supplier selection and management - from pre-assessment to bid analysis and implementation (in alignment with category team);
  • Timely managed quoting process, providing most optimal possible costs first time;
  • Partner with technical packaging and supply chain teams to ensure proper design and servicing parameters are set-up / delivered;
  • Ensure proper implementation support, pro-activity addressing potential lead-time and capacity issues;
  • Track & report projects progress;
  • Archive required e-mails/documentation (according to L’Oréal policies & procedures);
  • Include new SKU number(s) accompanied by all pricing details in the archived price list;


  1. Gather business and market insights/trends, translating those into sourcing actions for top and/or bottom line improvement
  • Serve as primary point of contact for brands and plants;
  • Lead/Co-Lead Money-To-Value (MTV) discussions, driving gross margin improvement beyond PPV;
  • Participate in panier and trend sessions with development/marketing, supporting targeted innovation that takes in consideration supplier’s capacities, capabilities, strengths and weaknesses;
  • Actively work on WW benchmark activities.


  1. Prepare and present major highlights, results and business needs to internal stakeholders
  • Prepare and present key financial performance updates (PPV, Trend, Pre-Budget & Budget);
  • Provide the category and cross-regional teams with needs and priorities for strategies construction, effectively and efficiently communicating anything that can impact the overall relationship with the suppliers (SRM);
  • Share product supply / supply base strategy and purchasing driven results (savings projects, PPV, Trend, etc…) with brands and other key internal stakeholders.


  1. Manage all aspects of supplier’s operational and financial performance

Pricing for Ongoing and launch SKUs

  • Validate all new/updated pricing in partnership with Category Sourcing;
  • Own and update ADA (SAP) with new/updated pricing and corresponding parameters (Incoterms, MOQ, currency, payment terms, freight, duties, etc.);
  • ADA new code management – Monitor, prioritize and input; 
  • Support the resolution of invoices and payment discrepancies with internal stakeholders and suppliers;
  • Contribute to the development and evolution of tools to improve efficiency and accuracy of these processes;
  • Request the creation of overhead and MyMarket/SRM purchase orders.

Issues management and risk mitigation

  • Provide timely / actionable information for corrective actions to be taken where necessary to both the suppliers and stakeholders;
  • Act as the escalation point in service crises in order to leverage supplier relationship and align on actionable next steps




A Balance of Strategic Vision and Detail Orientation:

  • Embraces complexity and anticipates what is needed;
  • Has the long-term vision of L’Oreal and Sourcing Strategy in mind when making decisions
  • Is able to analyze the details and summarize in an organized, chronological way to various stakeholder audiences


  • Displays a desire to broaden responsibilities and creatively pursue “outside of the box” initiatives
  • Constantly seeks to learn and progress; enjoys and performs well under first time conditions and is curious and inquisitive.


  • Has a feel for timing, punctuality, and sets realistic self-imposed deadlines to cross functional teams or management
  • Self-aware;
  • Adheres to the L’Oréal ethical principles and acts;
  • Fosters cooperation and collaboration and knows how to gain from cross-functional interfaces; 


  • Persuades and gains support;
  • Inspires others, conveys enthusiasm and a desire to surpass oneself; 
  • Has a significant presence and impact on others, exudes self-confidence;

Qualifications and Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Finance/Engineering/Supply Chain or similar discipline;
  • 4+ years purchasing experience;
  • High degree of financial and analytical aptitude a must;
  • Excellent influencing and negotiating skills;
  • Exceptionally strong Excel and MS PPT skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to handle various situations, multiple priorities, changing business needs as well as the diverse personalities within L’Oréal and the supplier community.
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