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EMEA Logistics Procurement Manager

ABOUT THE WELLA COMPANY

Together, WE enable individuals to look, feel, and be their true selves.


Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies, comprised of a family of iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, Clairol, OPI, Nioxin and ghd. With 6,000 employees globally, presence in over 100 countries, Wella Company and its brands enable consumers to look, feel, and be their true selves. As innovators in the hair and nail industry, Wella Company empowers its people to delight consumers, inspire beauty professionals, engage communities, and deliver sustainable growth to its stakeholders. For additional information about the Wella Company please visit www.wellacompany.com. 

 

ABOUT PROCUREMENT

At Wella Procurement you are responsible for bringing the best ideas, talent and capability to support the company’s business needs.  You will develop and execute sourcing strategies which deliver best value in terms of innovation, quality, service, cost and cash.  

 

We invest in our relationships:  procurement teams develop and manage important external business partner relationships to enable the delivery of the company’s plans and growth objectives.  


Working with your Wella colleagues you will represent our business needs toward external business partners and be an active advocate who also flows ideas from our external partners into Wella teams.  You will work to enable an agile and effective supply chain for all our goods and services, responsive to the changes in our business.

At Wella we strive to continuously improve the environmental and ethical profile of our supply chains working with our business partners to deliver this in a truly sustainable way. 


We operate with discipline. We have a solution mindset.  We work to understand and help solve the challenge, one step at a time.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

You will be responsible for Logistics in the EMEA region is to create and drive the strategic sourcing interventions on these critical business segments for the newly formed company.  This is an exciting opportunity to influence the design and strategic choices in this area, building upon existing plans and experience while designing and refining to better fit the needs of the newly formed company. 


Working closely with the Procurement Director Logistics, you will be implementing new strategies and capabilities for logistics (warehousing, transportation, customs clearance etc.) spend areas.  You will engage internal stakeholders – regional and global - to review business needs and spend drivers, support strategic choices on spend, ensure strong supplier management and work with logistics leaders to define the external capabilities needed to deliver value and growth.  

 

You will work on simplification and optimization through re-balancing and consolidation of business partners to enable stronger supplier relationship management, better capability and more connected business partners to support the growth plans and communication needs of the business.  Today the logistics spend represents c200 Milllion US$ globally. 

 

You are responsible for driving strategy, savings initiatives and business plans with discipline to deliver the fiscal year objectives as well as longer term interventions in the 3-5year horizon. Your will create savings and spend insights to support policy and spend better decisions.  You will work to ensure transparency and governance of spend processes and policies globally, sharing findings, savings and enabling new best practices. 

 

Wella is committed to improving our Ethical and environmental footprint so you will be expected to work towards this important objective with our external business partners.

You will ensure appropriate support and alignment with regional teams, Logistics Operations and Finance in the implementation and execution of the strategy and projects. In all your activities you are acting as a commercial expert to ensure best value and strong stewardship of the company’s money to deliver best value.

 

This is an exciting moment to join this team and lead this diverse and important spend segment for the newly established Wella Company.  


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Design/refine and implement new sourcing strategies and strategic interventions in your categories
  • Deliver fiscal year targets in 2022 and establish a 5-year business plan
  • Implement Supplier Relation Management program and drive Year on Year improvement in quality, service, talent and value working for our businesses
  • Enable the use of new tools to make sourcing simpler and more efficient 
  • Support business plan for ethical and environmental sourcing and communications
  • Implement governance and control including contractual agreements and policies 
  • Develop own capability and knowledge to deliver maximum efficiency and value to business
  • Design and implement processes and tools to support sourcing activities in countries and global teams in your categories
  • Engage and influence stakeholders in Category Strategy definition and implementation
  • Ensure your ongoing training and development in procurement best practices and skills


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in Procurement and Supply Chain organizations, at least 8 years with at least 3-4 years in logistics procurement.
  • Work experience in an international environment and matrix organizations
  • Capable and proven track record of stakeholder management including business Leaders (internal and external) 
  • Experience in implementing, developing and managing in a new organization
  • Experience in working in less mature and ‘white space’ spend categories
  • Degree qualified preferably in Supply Chain, Engineering, Manufacturing, Business or other relevant discipline. MBA advantageous.
  • High degree of fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Results oriented individual with solid proven track record in delivering value (cost and cash) and improving effectiveness of sourcing networks
  • Strategic thinking balanced with ability to execute
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven Influencing, Negotiation, Communication skills
  • Knowledge in executing sourcing of key logistics categories 
  • Knowledge of e-sourcing tools
  • Able to travel in support of business