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ABOUT LA PRAIRIE

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

Location: 

Shanghai, SH, CN, 200040

Contract Type:  Permanent - full-time
Description: 

Responsibilities

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.

 

Qualifications

  • 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