Job Req ID:  21466
Date:  25-Nov-2021

Paris, FR

Functional area:  Purchasing
Contract type:  1 | Permanent job
Business area:  Fragrances




Make-Up Purchasing Buyer - H/F - CDI

Make-Up Purchasing Buyer H/F


Main mission:


Following the company Purchasing Strategies and Global Policy for Suppliers, Make-up Buyers are responsible for providing finished goods (i.e. Packaging materials & formulas) needed for new product developments or improvement projects at best cost and conditions with a TCO mindset, considering innovations and CSR objectives of the company.





Buyers receive information of projects to develop through different departments and established processes. With this information their main functions are:

  • Share inputs to Marketing teams from initial stage of the briefs to help adjusting Launch Plans
  • Working together with the technical teams and both Packaging suppliers & Third-Party Manufacturers (TPMs) to find solutions to produce the needed Make-up products / materials, at the best cost, fitting quality requirements and accomplishing the supply needs in time and in full
  • Negotiate with suppliers / TPMs and make the purchasing proposals to Purchasing Direction respecting the budget (target cost, capacities, tooling, and investment) and/or generating savings.


Once the purchasing proposal is approved:

  • Elaborate and follow detailed retro-planning with suppliers and internal departments to fulfill the company requirements
  • Review Material Requirement Planning (MRP) and order the products / packaging materials as per negotiated prices and approved specifications.
  • Ensure the accomplishment of the plans, monitoring order deliveries, supplier’s performance, and stock level of components.
  • In case there are defective or unacceptable goods to determine cause of the problem with the supplier and take corrective and preventive actions.


Once the period of launching a new product or improvement project has been outdated:

  • Correctly transfer the provisioning responsibility to Make-up Sourcing & Logistics colleagues fulfilling internal procedures and requirements.


Additionally, Make-up buyer will:

  • Participate in building Annual Investments Budget related to Launch Plans
  • Be named referent of a family of products to acquire global overview and share inputs with the team
  • Work on transversal projects to accompany Make-up category growth




  • Maintain up to date knowledges of Make-up market / trends
  • Have a deep knowledge of materials, and suppliers/TPMs
  • Carry out supplier’s prices comparisons, negotiations and cost breakdowns and make recommendations
  • Inform of all Purchasing related Data, directly in SAP or through other departments
  • Ensure capacities & agreed stocks in suppliers do exist.



Reporting: Make-Up Purchasing Manager.





  • Education: Graduated from Economics or Business Engineering.


  • Experience: Minimum 2 years in Purchasing – a previous experience in Make-Up would be a plus.


  • Languages: Fluent in French and in English. Spanish would be a plus.


  • Specific knowledge: SAP procurement MM – Pack Office – Negotiation Skills.


  • Skills: Integrity and trust, organization, adaptability, curiosity, communication skills, problem solving attitude, results oriented, team spirit.




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