SeniorBuyer, Business Services
London, GB
2d ago

France / UK / Netherlands- Indirect Business Services Senior buyer


We’re Coty, one of the world’s largest beauty companies with an iconic portfolio of brands across fragrance, color cosmetics, and skin and body care.

Coty is the global leader in fragrance and number three in color cosmetics. Coty’s products are sold in over 150 countries around the world.

Coty and its brands are committed to a range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment.


At Coty Procurement we are at the heart of the Coty Turnaround, leading the way towards regaining operational leadership, and contributing to rediscovering growth.

We achieve this by delivering end-to-end, sustainable value creation, leveraging the power of our supplier network, operating in a lean & agile fashion, and driving stronger cooperation with key stakeholders.

Join the team that is making a tangible difference for the future of Coty and participate in one of the biggest transformations in the industry, reinforcing our culture of pride and performance!


Reporting to the Business Services EMEA + Asia regional lead, the France / UK / NL Indirect Business Services Business Senior buyer will have the major responsibilities described as follow :

  • Lead sourcing initiatives on Business Services categories such as Facilities Management, HR services, Professional Services, Consulting for the markets France, UK and Netherlands
  • Work with relevant partners externally and with internal colleagues (HR, finance and legal) to ensure best in class operational support, at the best possible conditions for Coty.
  • Work with Global category leaders and regional category leaders in the development and execution of long-term strategic plans.
  • Capable of leading sourcing projects in line with category plan.
  • Strategic Supplier Relationship Management of designated suppliers.
  • Ensure to Coty and all the internal stakeholders the best ROI for all the sourcing activities managed. Ensure Innovation, Quality, Services and Cost competitiveness.
  • Support the business and Procurement to reach their respective objectives.
  • Major Responsibilities

    Deliver required value and benefits for Coty through the entire process, i.e from Sourcing until Purchase-to- pay including SRM.

    Supplier Management & Market Knowledge

  • Develop & maintain an understanding of the Business services market (suppliers network.) in France, UK and Netherlands
  • Support global and local change projects, including sourcing initiatives as defined in category plans + contribute to global or regional sourcing strategies
  • Capable of handling Tier 1 and Tier 2 Suppliers’ negotiations.
  • Contractual Documents

  • Ensure that all business relationships within the area of responsibility are protected by appropriate contractual documents.
  • Support and oversee implementation of contractual documentation for suppliers within area of responsibility in close relationship with internal legal department.
  • Commercial Negotiations & Sourcing Arrangements

  • Perform RFI and RFP
  • Develop business cases for the Categories and sub-categories and ensure effective implementation and embedding of the output.
  • Implement Operational support to all Key Stakeholders in the different business functions (HR, Finance, Legal and local Procurement) to ensure Global Sourcing strategies implementation and savings collection.
  • Develop, review, negotiate and execute complex business agreements and contracts.
  • Internal Organization

  • Develop and Maintain close Relationship with all internal stakeholders of UK, France, NL for the categories.
  • Ensure internal communication when appropriate.
  • Profile, Education

  • Business and / or Procurement graduate calibre ideally with a post-graduate qualification.
  • 5 to 8 years indirect work experience minimum in procurement organization within multinational company, complex and changing, FM category as expertise is a plus
  • Autonomous and ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated maturity
  • High level of commitment.
  • Professional Skills & Knowledge :

  • Focus on performance and results.
  • Business Acumen.
  • Builds partnership.
  • Advanced in analysis, problem solving and creativity.
  • Advance in Stakeholders management and communication.
  • At ease with contract development and capable to negotiate Legal Terms.
  • Supplier Relationship Management.
  • Adaptable, Flexible, Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and Customer Service skills.
  • Excellent languages skills. English + French as a must
  • Team player
  • Capable of adapting its way of workings depending on the situations / stakeholders while maintaining rigorous procurement behaviours.

  • Competitive salary based on your qualities and experience;
  • Bonus plan based on your performance and company results;
  • Attractive benefits packages;
  • Location : UK / France

    At Coty, we believe in equality and inclusion for all, and stand together with those fighting for freedom, justice, and equal rights regardless of who you are or who you love.

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