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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.

At Church & Dwight UK Ltd, we are a leading manufacturer of personal care products, including renowned brands like Batiste dry shampoo, Femfresh intimate wash, and Arm & Hammer toothpaste. As a key member of our European Procurement team, you will be responsible for sourcing, negotiating, and contracting for specified spend categories, while fostering strong business partnerships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.

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.
  • Proactively identify and capitalize on opportunities for cost savings and process improvements.
  • 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.
  • Stay updated on market trends, industry developments, and regulatory changes to drive strategic decision-making and maintain a competitive edge.

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar role, preferably within the pharma or personal care/FMCG industry.
  • A proven track record of delivering year-over-year cost improvements through effective procurement strategies.
  • Strong understanding of end-to-end supply chain processes, including manufacturing and packaging technologies.
  • A degree (or equivalent qualification), ideally complemented by CIPS certification.
  • Proficiency in SAP (or other MRP systems).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, with advanced skills in Excel to complete complex analysis.
  • Confidence, excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities, with a proactive and results-oriented approach.

This role will also include frequent travel within the UK and Europe.

For the right individual, this position can also be considered at the Buyer level, with the opportunity to progress 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!

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at http://www.churchdwight.co.uk/

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Equal Employment Opportunity for the Disabled At Church & Dwight

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