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Global Senior Buyer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Lille, Nord-Pas de Calais
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 315123/001_1528737736
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 11/06/2018

The Role:

A Global FMCG organisation is seeking a Global Senior Buyer to take control of the Direct categories. Based in Lille, France, it is a particularly exciting time to join the business as following a new appointment for Group Procurement Director, they are looking to build a procurement department within France.

With a turnover of over $2bn and just under 10,000 employees, the company is a leading business in its niche market and with its transformation; it has plans to develop their team and increase headcount significantly!


  • Buying across a number of Direct category commodities globally
  • Perform and coordinate strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Establish and manage new relationships with key suppliers, providing innovative solutions, speed to market, continuous contingency to ensure improved quality and financial return
  • Reporting directly into the Global Procurement Director
  • Handling a budget of €300m

Skills and Experience Required

  • 5-10 years experience in procurement with experience in handling large Direct Commodity Categories
  • Fluent English and French
  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to manager senior level stakeholders
  • Analyse, identify and drive savings

We are looking for someone that does not shy away from large responsibility and a greenfield environment procurement department. This individual has to bring passion and determination to make an impact in a very immature department in which they can build processes and systems for the company

We are looking for someone that can successfully work in a pressurised environment and can add great value. Bring important experience and to show drive in getting the best results. With excellent opportunities to grow this company is looking to find the next leader with a key internal value of organic growth.

What this Job Offers You

  • Travel opportunities.
  • Versatile health services
  • Flexible working hours
  • Commitment to family-friendly processes
  • Company retirement plan

How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, or any other potential roles that may be available to you, apply below for a confidential discussion, or contact me directly on: +442037800035 for Joshua Uwemedimo

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