Senior Purchasing Manager

Benefit Cosmetics - San Francisco, CA (30+ days ago)3.6

The Senior Purchasing Manager’s primary function is to lead sourcing activities in support of the worldwide Benefit business objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage all key aspects of sourcing, purchasing of material, packaging components and assembly from external suppliers following established Benefit and LVMH purchasing strategies, budget guidelines, technical specifications as well as supply chain requirement
Lead strategic supplier relationship management. Establish supplier performance criteria and conduct annual supplier reviews, track and improve supplier performance in the areas of quality, delivery, competitiveness, innovation and sustainability
Lead purchasing activities including but not limited to the annual review of the vendors and the action plan with the operation department, the coordination with other LVMH P&C brands on specified subjects
Establish category strategies, conduct spend analysis and develop action plans to improve category financial and operational results
Develop and improve purchasing processes to support business growth and new product development
Liaise with packaging development, R&D, quality and production/procurement groups to support successful launches of new products and drive continuous improvements in existing business
Identify and analyze opportunities to drive decreases in overall cost of ownership. Responsible to drive year-over-year savings and lead VAVE events
Achieve key departmental goals and perform key reporting requirement tasks to track overall progress
Travel domestically and internationally as required

Ability to lead task workshops internally or externally
SharePoint, Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint
Self-starter with excellent organizational and time management abilities
Effective communication skills, including oral, written and interpersonal
Strong negotiation capabilities
Sound assessments of situations and problem solving
BA degree in Business Administration or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of 6 years’ experience in purchasing, industrial environment, or cosmetics packaging preferred
International work experience
Axapta, SAP, experience a plus