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Senior 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 a Buyer or Senior Buyer with experience in the Pharma or FMCG industry? 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 Buyer or Senior 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 some days working from home.

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:

  • Supplier management including developing supplier relationships, performance measurement, negotiation, contract management and working closely with line manager to develop category/commodity strategies.

  • Representing procurement on internal projects – EPD/NPD, managing cost and timescales for projects by working closely with external and internal stakeholders to meet project needs.

  • Cost management using SAP to maintain supplier prices and to resolve/analyse price variances.

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • At least 2 years in a similar role, ideally within a pharma or personal care/FMCG environment.

  • Significant procurement experience with a track record of delivering YOY cost improvements.

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

  • Be qualified at degree level (or equivalent) and ideally be CIPS Qualified.

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

  • Confident, with 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%.

This role will also be considered at a Buyer level for the right individual with the opportunity to develop into a Senior buyer role following training.

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

Sounds interesting? Send us your CV, confirming your salary expectations, and let’s talk!

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United Kingdom

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 for accessibility to the online application system, the interview process, completing any pre-employment testing, or any other portion of application process, as a result of impairment from a medical or mental health condition, they may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to     

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