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Indirect Buyer

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Are you an experienced Indirect Buyer within a global organisation? Do you have a background in FMCG, Pharma, Food/Drink? Do you have a proven record of delivering a range of cost saving initiatives?

If the answer is yes - then look no further as Church & Dwight UK Ltd have an exciting opportunity for an Indirect Buyer based at our office in Folkestone, Kent.

The Indirect Buyer is responsible for indirect procurement activities across our UK and EU Sites. The role holder will provide support to the European Head of Procurement as well as taking the lead on direct procurement savings linked to our EU supply chain.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Exciting procurement led savings initiatives – as identified by Direct Procurement and other supply chain teams.

  • Proactively reviewing future needs and leading the procurement/sourcing process through marketplace competitions where appropriate, driving company values within.

  • Leading supplier negotiations on behalf of the organisation, and brief, present and deliver recommended contracting solutions to senior stakeholders.

  • Maintain the strategic outlook over a 5-year period and ensuring continuation of services is maintained while still achieving best value for money for the business. This will involve managing a number of strategic relationships with our suppliers and internal stakeholders as well as industry partners.

  • Developing a 5-year plan to deliver a cost down program YOY – in line with company defined cost reduction program – and report status monthly

  • Attending regular supplier review meetings to ensure they are delivering to contract SLAs.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Indirect Buyer, having worked within a multi-national organisation within a similar industry (for example FMCG, Pharma, food/drink). They will also:

  • Be CIPS Qualified or hold another relevant Professional Qualification

  • Have proven Procurement experience with a track record of delivering cost savings and service enhancements through best practice and management of the tender process;

  • Enthusiastic, proactive and adaptable individual able to deal with complex situations and effectively influence senior Internal and external stakeholders and suppliers;

  • Be an experienced Microsoft Office and SAP user

  • Have excellent English both written and oral, other languages particularly French would be desirable

  • Have strong analytical abilities and the ability to resolve issues effectively.

  • Be a skilled negotiator regarding cost, relationships and contracts

Please note the role will require regular business travel.

In return we offer a competitive package, including 24 days annual leave, a pension matched up to 9%, discretionary annual bonus and membership of a health cash plan.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

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With offices in London and Folkestone, Kent, our more than 400 employees enjoy numerous benefits.

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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CULTURE At Church & Dwight

We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

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Equal Employment Opportunity for the Disabled At Church & Dwight

As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to Please note that these options are available only to those needing an accommodation because of a medical condition or disability. All email submissions should include “Accommodation needed” in the subject line as well as information related to the specific position you are interested in (requisition number, job title, location, etc.). Church & Dwight will not respond to inquiries made to or 877-809-8449 that are not related to accessibility of the online application system by persons with medical conditions or disabilities. To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

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