Buyer, Procurement-CM
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Transportation and Logistics
Specialty Buyer
Location Hybrid remote in East Windsor, New Jersey, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/11/24
Job Summary:
Lead the Americas Contract Manufacturing Procurement for the NARS brand- $64MM
Drive costs savings through the regions, collaborating with the Brands financial organization to ensure alignment.
Drive change through the region to meet the needs of the business
Deliver year over year cost savings that improve the gross margin of the brands.
Improve working capital to increase free cash flow
Prepare the organization for the future needs of the consumer, whether it is skills, tools, or systems.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Lead category segmentation and develop strategies for all products and services to allow for further classification and analysis.
Identify categories to benchmark historical performance and forecast future price movements, communicating necessary adjustments to plan.
Work with business partners to identifying supplier partnerships through activities such as implementing alternative suppliers, alternative services, and category innovation.
Lead RFQ efforts, negotiation of supply agreements and commercial agreements where needed.
Manage and support new launch activity through quotations and lead time, onboarding of new suppliers, capacity analysis, quality concerns, etc.
Work on new innovations in the category.
Work with functions to develop global strategies and create synergies across the organizations
Work with business partners to create and execute strategies for the category.
Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop processes and tools.
Develop annual cost savings, cash improvement, lead time improvement and action plans to deliver the corporate objectives for year over year improvement.
Develop and monitor the use of appropriate KPIs to measure and improve the effectiveness of the key elements of the procurement organization.

Working Relationships/Key Stakeholders:
Marketing/Product Development
Direct Procurement
New Product Development
Financial Accountability
Help the department manage approximately $64 MM USD spend across current suppliers and work with new suppliers to qualify them in our supply chain

Qualifications & Competencies:
4-year academic degree, MBA a plus
Prefer procurement certificates.
Minimum of 2-4 years experience operating in a procurement role, ideally in cosmetics/consumer goods industry.
Competent user of computerized IT systems Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other associated scheduling, forecasting software packages
2+ years of experience working within a procurement tool (SAP, Ariba etc) environment at an advanced level
Travel as needed to visit suppliers, resolve issues etc for new launches and ongoing business.
Lead and Manage by influencing others
Ability to take feedback
Accountable and transparent
Team oriented and collaborative
Can do problem solving
Action oriented
Driven to Succeed through others
Drive for results
Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities
Customer focus including the ability to collaborate and support business goals and objectives
Trust 8 Competencies
Below is a list of Trust 8 Competencies designed to help employees at Shiseido Americas succeed as the company continues to evolve and innovate.

Think Big: Adapt a big-picture perspective. Deliver new values through creativity.

Take Risks: Embrace Risk, Practice Trial and Error and Trial.

Hands On: Consider Front-line realities when making decisions. Take the lead from end to end.

Collaborate: Leverage the diverse capabilities of colleagues.

Be Open: Create an environment that encourages everyone to speak up.

Act with Integrity: Be sincere and humble at all times.

Be Accountable: Commit to the goal. Take accountability for the execution.

8 . Applaud Success: Create a culture that celebrates success.
Shiseido is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other classification protected by Federal, State or Local law