Req ID




Req ID:  89201
Function:  Procurement
Posted:  Aug 24, 2023

Amsterdam, NH, NL, 1082VA

Global Category Buyer Glass


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, participate to one of the biggest transformations in the industry, driving and leveraging our culture of pride and performance!



We are looking for a Buyer to join our Glass sourcing team and act as a lead for the category sourcing. You’ll report into a Category Senior Manager. The portfolio will give you full exposure to ourFragrance / Color and Skincare business. The purpose is to support the execution of our sourcing strategy at a Global level in order to ensure vendors operate at the right service level while optimizing our Total Cost of Ownership for Coty, with focus on decoration of our glass (verticalization). The position is expected to be the main driver creating “value” (driving both bottom-line (savings) and top-line (External Innovation). In other words, the position is expected to deliver ‘Cost out’, ‘Value in’ and ‘Cash in’ for Coty and requires close cooperation with a broad group Coty business stakeholder, for instance R&D, Operations, Marketing and Finance. Additionally, the position is expected to create spend insight on group level including transparency on processes and policies across markets. Furthermore, the position is expected to report and share findings, savings and transferring best practice experiences across Coty. With the sustainability being part of our mission, the role will also drive sustainability programs with packaging suppliers. The position shall ensure appropriate support and alignment from local business units and countries in the implementation and execution of the strategy and relevant projects. In all its activities the position is expected to act as a commercial expert working closely together with all of the relevant teams as well as any other relevant internal or external stakeholder.



  • Structure portfolio, run benchmarks, produce materials to turn data into insights for key stakeholders
  • Design and implement sourcing strategy.
  • Ability to drive projects running concurrently.
  • Contribute to delivery of short-medium- & long-term category objective.
  • Engage / lead execution on local level leveraging local teams.
  • Be an integral part of the Glass team to deliver maximum efficiency and value to business stakeholders.
  • Partner with all Packaging / IPM population and leaders to select Global/Regional Preferred vendor lists for our Factories.
  • Implement Supplier Relationship Management program and drive YoY Improvement and our sustainability agenda.



Profile and education:

  • At least 6+ years of procurement experience.
  • A first experience in FMCG/Beauty Industry environment; previous experience in glass sourcing is a +.
  • Experience in working in an international environment and matrix organization;
  • Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Administration or Chemistry Degree qualified;
  • High degree of fluency of English is required.
  • Key competencies:
  • Stakeholder management expertise;
  • Confident, transparent, clear communication style incl. presentation skills;
  • Result oriented, hands-on individual with solid track record;
  • Business acumen
  • Required skills:
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and presentation ability: ability to work across different levels in the organization and across different teams to ensure structured and clear communication
  • Strong problem-solving techniques: curious, challenging, good listener, leader; zoom in and out, ability to ‘’connect the dots’’ or translate complex data into a key take out with your analytical mindset.
  • Concise, integrated thinking and storytelling: boil down multiple data points into a simple but powerful story that drives decisions and outputs.
  • Ability to drive clarity and agility: You don’t get easily stressed by a fluid environment, on the opposite, you are quick to adapt as new information becomes available.



  • Competitive salary based on your qualities and experience;
  • Bonus plan based on your performance and company results;
  • Attractive benefits packages;
  • A brand new building in the business area of Amsterdam-Zuid. The office is designed to maximize your performance, based on the new ways of working



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. Our people make us who we are. They are the brightest minds bringing the boldest ideas to life every day. If you’re the kind of person who refuses to settle, if you want to think bigger, learn faster and go further than you ever thought possible – we’d love to hear from you!

Country/Region:  NL
City:  Amsterdam