WELLA - Packaging Senior Buyer - Valves, Pumps, Glass & Corrugated
Geneva, Switzerland
vor 3 Tg.


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 Packaging 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 Packaging Senior Buyer is to develop and execute a robust Packaging strategy for Valves, Pumps, Glass & Corrugated segments for the newly formed company.

This is an exciting opportunity to influence the supply chain sourcing decisions and strategic choices in this area building upon previous corporate strategies and experience while shaping them to fit the needs of a smaller and more agile business.

Today this Packaging segment represent a spend of 25Million US$ and over 50 suppliers around the world.


  • Design, refine and implement new sourcing strategies and strategic interventions across Secondary Packaging to best serve the new Wella Company.
  • Implement Supplier Relation Management program and drive Year on Year improvement in quality, service, talent and value.
  • Support business plan to improve ethical and environmental sourcing.
  • Implement governance and control including contractual agreements and policies.
  • Develop in-depth category fact base from robust data analysis and cost modelling while building comprehensive market & industry intelligence.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to deliver effective value engineering programs.
  • Responsible for driving strategy, savings initiatives and business plans with discipline to deliver the fiscal year objectives as well as longer term interventions in the 3 to 5-year horizon.
  • Ensure appropriate support and alignment with regional and local teams, R&D, Operations, Supplier galaxy and Finance in the implementation and execution of the strategy and projects.
  • Build a cost efficient and agile supply to deliver sustainable savings, innovation focusing on sustainable solutions and interventions, leveraging on industry dynamics and suppliers.

    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 :

  • Substantial experience in Direct Procurement, at least 3 years.
  • Proven experience in working in an international environment and matrix organization.
  • Degree qualified preferably in Engineering, Manufacturing, Business or other relevant discipline.
  • Strong analytical skills and project management capabilities.
  • Ability to work efficiently across supply chain.
  • Proven Influencing, Negotiation, Communication and Presentation skills.
  • Knowledge in executing sourcing of directs, paper categories, advantageous.
  • 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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