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Strategic Buyer - US Marketing & Sales

Strategic Buyer- USMarketing & Sales
Beiersdorf is a global market leader in consumerskin care products with well-known brands such as Nivea, Eucerin, and Aquaphor.With global headquarters in Hamburg, Germany and 150 worldwide affiliates, weproduce and market the highest quality branded products with superior consumerbenefits, reliability and safety. At Beiersdorf, we focus on one goal: meetingconsumers' needs. Every day. Throughout the world.
Beiersdorf Inc, the US affiliate, is headquartered inWilton, CT with our North American distribution center located in Cincinnati,OH. We employ diverse, highly talented, ambitious people who embracechange and make an impact with their work every day. We operate in a lean andtransparent organizational structure that promotes cross-functionalcollaboration and teamwork. We offer broad responsibilities and challengingtasks from day one as well as global career opportunities in a culture caringfor both performance and people.
This position isresponsible to provide Marketing, Sales and Shopper Marketing with all therequired materials and or services needed at the right price, time and qualitywithin the Beiersdorf Corporate Procurement Guidelines.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop, implement and monitor local procurementcategory strategies for marketing, sales and SCM spend defined as locallysourced by procurement.
Support the implementation of the Beiersdorf SupplyChain strategy as well as the Global Procurement strategy locally.
Market Analysis/ Market Research, identify, documentand maintain supplier pools for marketing and sales spend categories. Lead,analyze and present results of market tenders.
Negotiate, review and maintain all local supplyagreements.
Identify and implement cost savings and continuousimprovement initiatives.
Collaborate with demand owners on business strategiesand or project objectives to select the best suppliers with the most costeffective and or value added solution.
Managemultiple projects simultaneously with very short deadlines.
Provide operational support as needed for thesystematic ordering of materials and services thru the defined "Purchase toPay" process.
Ensure both Local & Global Procurement Compliancerequirements and KPIs are adhered too.
REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor'sDegree in business / marketing or equivalent
3- 5 years strategic purchasing experience, preferred experience in marketing(ATL / BTL) or shopper and customer marketing.
Experiencein Consumer Packaged Goods or related field a plus.
Demonstrableuse of best in class sourcing tools and techniques (RFI, RFQ, category analysisand market research)
Provenexperience in negotiating, contract review, supplier management principles andproject management
Abilityto work well within a cross-functional team.
Mustdemonstrate initiative, attention to detail and poses excellent communicationskills.
Microsoftsuite of tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Knowledgeof SRM/SAP/ERP systems desirable
Abilityto travel up to 10%



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