Req ID




Req ID:  89656
Function:  Procurement
Posted:  Sep 8, 2023

Amsterdam, NH, NL, 1082VA

Senior Buyer EMEA Warehousing



Coty is one of the world’s largest beauty companies with an iconic portfolio of brands across fragrance, color cosmetics, skin care 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 range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment. For additional information about Coty Inc., please visit



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!



Regional Sr Buyer Warehousing and Distribution EMEA leads all logistics spend in the region of EMEA.  Logistics spend includes warehousing and transport (road, rail, parcel) incl. Direct to Consumer (DTC). This role will require building and management of a cost efficient, sustainable, and flexible supplier base, in line with the Supply Chain goals of the organization, necessitating strong stakeholder relationships with supply chain colleagues. Understanding and experience in beauty logistics is very relevant and efficiencies are driven through leveraging knowledge.

Spend approx. of 70M-80M USD.

Sr Buyer based in Amsterdam will be in close relationships with galaxy of key stakeholders in supply chain and finance. The person is part of Indirect Procurement Team EMEA driving overall business agenda across the region.

Reporting to Global Category Logistics Director the person is to:

  • Develop a robust long term Regional Strategy aligned with key internal stakeholders and leveraging industry dynamics and suppliers with support of your stakeholders
  • Deliver end-to-end and sustainable value creation,
  • Develop strong supplier relationships to accompany our turnaround strategy and our innovations.



  • At least 5 years of combined supply and procurement experience
  • Experience in Beauty is a strong plus
  • Meaningful experience in both in warehousing and transport. DTC is a plus.
  • Experience in working in an international environment and matrix organization.
  • Degree qualified.
  • High degree of fluency of English is required.
  • Stakeholder management expertise up to and including EC level
  • Confident, transparent, clear communication style incl. presentation skills
  • People management a plus 
  • Result oriented, hands-on individual with solid track record
  • Business acumen and interpersonal savvy
  • Mobility for travelling (ca. 10% of working time).

Required skills:

  • People Management and Team player: We work as #Oneteam in Indirect Procurement which means often we redistribute our resources to strengthen support on key business priorities if necessary. People development and people management is a core attribute to be successful in this role.
  • 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 get energized by the opportunity to drive clarity for the team, 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 healthy, fresh and sustainable lunch for a discounted price;
  • 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.

This is unique role with a genuine opportunity to make an impact. You’ll get to work in a diverse and environment with a team who are passionate about the work they do and know how to have some fun along the way.

Country/Region:  NL
City:  Amsterdam