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Third-party 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 Buyer from a Pharma or FMCG background? Are you analytical, have a passion for negotiation and looking to take the next step in your Procurement career?

If the answer is yes - then look no further as Church & Dwight UK Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a driven Third-party Buyer to join our exclusive team! This role is on a permanent basis and is located at our UK head office in Folkestone, Kent, with approximately 50% working from home.

Worth over £54m in the UK alone, we are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of personal care products including Batiste dry shampoo, Femfresh intimate wash and Arm & Hammer toothpaste amongst others.

This is a key role within our European Procurement team, who are responsible for sourcing, negotiating and contracting for specified spend categories on behalf of user departments and to develop effective business partnerships with suppliers and internal customers.

Key duties include:

  • Supporting and managing the commercial relationship between the New Product Introduction project team and external suppliers on specific projects so that customer needs are met, whilst maintaining effective business relationships with suppliers and customers.

  • Supply Gap Analysis

  • Supplier Negotiations & Regular meeting with suppliers on and off site – 10% traveling

  • Managing CMs relationship and KPIs for portfolio in charge

  • Managing European Rejects & Complaints issues for the portfolio in charge

  • Providing excellent customer service to internal customers

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Significant experience in a similar role, ideally within a pharma or personal care/FMCG environment.

  • Significant Purchasing experience with a track record of delivering cost improvements

  • A strong understanding of end to end supply chain, including manufacturing processes and packaging technologies

  • Experience of third party vendor management

  • Be qualified at a degree level and ideally be CIPS Qualified

  • Experience of SAP (or other MRP systems) and all Microsoft Office applications (mainly Excel)

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills and ability to work closely within a team and under own direction

  • Enthusiastic, excellent eye for detail and self-motivated

  • Strong problem resolution skills

This role will also include travel within the UK and Europe of around 10/15%.

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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