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La Prairie is the leader in luxury skincare, present in 70 countries around the world.
Synonymous not only with luxury, the La Prairie name evokes innovation, performance, high-touch service and Swissness — the purity, precision and excellence inherent to the extraordinary land that saw the brand’s inception in 1978.
La Prairie endeavors to fulfill a quest for timeless beauty through the highest standards of advanced technology combined with exquisite formulations and elegant packaging — elevating science to art.

Indirect Procurement Manager


Shanghai, SH, CN, 200040

Contract Type:  Permanent - full-time


Main assignments / projects:

  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies in line with Global Supply Chain, Marketing and Procurement roadmap
  • Source suppliers with right capabilities in close cooperation with stakeholders, ensure professional execution of the implementation process
  • Manage incoming requests from markets and assess the business needs, risks and level of Procurement involvement necessary / structure all incoming requests and feedback on status to Senior Regional Procurement Manager
  • Provide Procurement expertise to markets towards successful projects completion in terms of timing, quality and deliveries
  • Strive for value creation, risk limitation, and challenge the status quo
  • Support structuring and enriching scope of work in a comprehensive & structured way for suppliers
  • Guide & provide Procurement insights on approach towards suppliers
  • Contribute to the decision-making process on selection of suppliers with right capabilities and from a Total Cost of Ownership concept
  • Negotiate contracts, master agreements and commercial conditions with suppliers
  • Guide local markets through non-conformities management e.g.  complaints
  • Accountable for continuous improvement of the suppliers’ performance and internal processes
  • Identify project opportunities with affiliates and align on saving programs to enable boost of local activities
  • Ensure all activities are conducted within the frame given by internal and external compliance guidelines


Operational tasks:

  • Ensure Procurement good practices: Continuous optimization of Processes, Methods,  Performance  measurements
  • Develop and implement standardized tools,  practices  and  procedures  shortening  RfP  processes,  decision  making  and  evaluation  time
  • Identify and screen suppliers on a local/regional level
  • Conduct Procurement Data & Market analysis / Determine risks and opportunities
  • Maintain Vendor Master Data, Purchase Info Record and Purchase Order in SAP if necessary and archive documents  in  compliance  with  Procurement  Compliance Guideline.



  • Master degree in Business Administration, Marketing or Supply Chain Management preferred or equivalent
  • 10 years’ experience in Indirect Procurement is a must, preferably in an international environment with strong media marketing procurement background
  • Good analytical, communication, organization, and negotiation skills / Strong at selling ideas to business partners, internally and externally, conveying value creation and communicating it accordingly
  • Ability to lead projects, work cross functionally and drive change across all levels of the organization  and  geographical  boundaries  and  to  manage  a  multitude  of  projects  simultaneously
  • Results-oriented, proactive, service-driven person with a good team spirit and a can-do attitude
  • Flexible personality, who can work in a dynamic & various cultural environment
  • Sound knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Ppt, Word), SAP R/3 (MM module)
  • Very good written and spoken English skills
  • Travels required from time to time