WELLA – Raw Materials Buyer – Silicones & Specialties – coty – Genf, GE


“Wella’ is one of the world’s leading professional and retail hair companies. It is a beauty collective with a mission to enable consumers to look & feel like their true self. Its love brands, which include beauty icons such as Wella, Clairol, OPI, and ghd (all together “Wella”), are co-created by & designed for the beauty junkies of today & tomorrow. Following the signing of an agreement with global investment firm KKR for the divestiture of Coty’s Professional and Retail Hair businesses, “Wella” is on its way to become a fully independent, standalone company with its own management team and operational structures. At closing, our new Company will have presence in over 100 countries and an estimated annual net revenue of $2.3Bn. “Wella” and its brands, are and will remain committed to a range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment.


At Wella Procurement you are responsible for bringing the best ideas, talent and capability to support the company’s business needs. Reporting into the Global Category Director you will develop and execute sourcing strategies which deliver best value in terms of innovation, quality, service, cost and cash. Procurement teams invest into relationships, they develop and manage important external business partner relationships to enable the delivery of the company’s plans and growth objectives.

The role of Raw Materials Buyer – Silicones & Specialties, is to define and execute the sourcing strategy for the global categories in scope for the newly formed company. This is an exciting opportunity to influence the design and strategic choices in this area building upon previous strategies and experience while shaping them to fit the needs of a smaller and more agile business. This is an exciting moment to join the team and lead this spend segment for the newly established Wella Company.


Design, refine and implement sourcing strategies and strategic interventions across the 20M$ spend segment.

Work collaboratively with several functions to ensure the operational implementation of the strategies.

Implement Supplier Relation Management program and drive Year on Year improvement in quality, service, innovation and value.

Generate and execute solution to solve supply disruption issues.

Negotiate with suppliers the commercial terms and secure the supply fundamentals. Working closely with the legal department, you will ensure the contractual stewardship of your spend.

Preparing the saving plans through commercial achievements and technical interventions to deliver the fiscal year objectives as well as longer term interventions in the 3 year horizon.

Develop and maintain a business continuity plan for the most critical supply chains.

Build and maintain a strong relationship network with key internal stakeholders from several departments such as material supply, R&D, finance, legal, third party manufacturing and global procurement.


You thrive at building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions. You are committed, conscientious and always lead with integrity. You recognise the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization. You believe in the value of teamwork. You bring a high level of knowledge and know-how plus creativity and enthusiasm to your work and to everything you do.

Key Requirements:
University degree, MSc degree level or equivalent preferred.

Maximum 2 years’ experience in Procurement, preferably from an FMCG environment.

Exposure to chemical ingredients or raw material is advantageous.

Team player with a positive attitude to create the right dynamic to achieve the defined objectives.

Pragmatic and fact-based decision maker to take rapidly the right course of action.

Autonomous with an ability to work in a fast-moving environment, highly adaptable and flexible to changing priorities.

Strong communication skills and ability to interact with multiple stakeholders at all levels.

Fluency in English required, further languages are beneficial.


What you can expect from us:
Attractive salary package Competitive holiday allowance Wide range of benefits (health insurance, pension, car lease and/or mobility allowance for selected roles as well as wellbeing benefits) Continued learning and growth opportunities Truly international and diverse environment where you can be your true self

We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We comply with national, federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.


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