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Senior Business Partner UK And Australia/New Zealand

Country : United Kingdom United Kingdom

Region : London

County : Greater London

Town : London

Category : Sales

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description



We're Coty, one of the world's largest beauty companies with an iconic portfolio of brands across fragrance, color cosmetics, and skin and body care. Coty is the global leader in fragrance and number three in color cosmetics. Coty's products are sold in over 150 countries around the world. Coty and its brands are committed to a range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment.


At Coty Procurement we are at the heart of the Coty Turnaround, leading the way towards regaining operational leadership, and contributing to rediscovering growth.

We achieve this by delivering end-to-end, sustainable value creation, leveraging the power of our supplier network, operating in a lean & agile fashion, and driving stronger cooperation with key stakeholders.

Join the team that is making a tangible difference for the future of Coty, participate to one of the biggest transformations in the industry, driving and leveraging our culture of pride and performance!


We are looking for an EMEA Senior Buyer to join our procurement team and manage Retail Categories (Aprox. $50M). This role will see you building a cost efficient and flexible supply for the Category to deliver sustainable savings, innovation, and de-risk the practice to support growth and the overall Coty strategy.

You will manage change by effective procurement leadership and close relationships with your galaxy of key stakeholders both within the UK for an effective implementation of cross-functional project for one of our biggest business units:

  • Leadership team (Managing Directors, CFOs, Finance Directors),
  • Marketing/Merchandising Directors & Managers,
As well as with the broader stakeholder's galaxy in other countries:

  • Trade Marketing Teams
  • Visual Merchandising Teams
  • Supply Chain Teams
Reporting to EMEA & APAC Procurement Director - Retail, you will:

  • Work within the EMEA & APAC team and together with the North American and Global teams to develop a robust Retail Categories Strategy aligned with key internal stakeholders and leveraging industry dynamics and suppliers under the guidance of the EMEA & APAC Procurement Director - Retail,
  • Deliver end-to-end and sustainable value creation,
  • Develop strong supplier and stakeholders' relationships to accompany our turnaround strategy and our innovations.

Profile and education:

  • Meaningful experience in Indirect Procurement, at least 7 years,
  • A minimum of 3 years Retail experience (whether through Procurement or other departments) in another FMCG Corporation,
  • Experience in working in an international environment and matrix organization,
  • Degree qualified preferably in Procurement, Marketing, Business or other relevant, discipline. MBA advantageous,
  • High degree of fluency in English is required and knowledge of other European languages is welcome although non-mandatory.
Key competencies:

  • Result oriented, hands-on individual with solid track record,
  • Strong analytical skills and project management capabilities,
  • Proven influencing, negotiation, communication, and presentation skills especially with senior and mid-senior leaders,
  • Business acumen and interpersonal savvy,
  • Strong understanding of the Retail Categories,
  • Mobility for travelling (ca. 25% of working time).
Required skills:

  • Strong problem-solving techniques: curious, team player and leader; attention to detail; good project management. You know how to translate complex and ambiguous data into a key take out with your analytical mindset.
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and presentation ability: ability to work across different levels - including mid-senior and senior leaders at local and international level - in the organization and across different teams to ensure everyone is updated on key timelines and/or decisions.
  • Concise, integrated thinking and storytelling: boil down multiple data points into a simple but powerful story that drives decisions and outputs.
  • Project management: organized, structured and always have an overview of all the deliverables. You know how to bring multiple projects to a successful ending within the given timeframe.
  • Ability to drive clarity and agility: You don't get easily stressed by a fluid environment, on the opposite, you get energized by the opportunity to drive clarity for the team, you are quick to adapt as new information becomes available.
  • Team player with strong passion for winning and a bias for action: You believe in strong collaboration, leverage diversity of thinking and love to win. You are future oriented, are not bounded by the status-quo but recognize what can be improved and have a bias for action.

  • Competitive salary based on your qualities and experience;
  • Bonus plan based on your performance and company results;
  • Attractive benefits packages;
  • Work-from-home allowed up to 50% of the time + Other benefits

At Coty, we believe in equality and inclusion for all, and stand together with those fighting for freedom, justice, and equal rights regardless of who you are or who you love.

Our people make us who we are. They are the brightest minds bringing the boldest ideas to life every day. If you're the kind of person who refuses to settle, if you want to think bigger, learn faster and go further than you ever thought possible - we'd love to hear from you.
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