Associate Manager - Promo & Sampling Purchasing

  • Company: Fresh
  • Location: United States
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Purchasing
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: FRSH00080
  • Date of publication: 2018.07.18


We are looking for a Promo & Sampling Purchasing Associate Manager to join Fresh in our Jersey City office in New Jersey. The main objective of this position is to manage sourcing projects on Promo & Sampling by supporting Fresh innovation in Operations Purchasing, with respect to Fresh Purchasing Strategy, road for a sustainable sourcing and profitable growth.


The Promo & Sampling Purchasing Associate Manager will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Contribute to the Fresh recruiting strategy by being a key partner of the Promo & Sampling innovation team:
    • Lead cost estimates of different design options
    • Manage a competitive Request for Quotation process among a vendor selection from the Fresh Supplier Matrix List
    • Negotiate the best pricing conditions based on an understanding of components price break down, technical specifications and quality requirements
    • Ensure the respect of the approved conditions till the end of the development
  • Achieve targeted yearly savings by proposing total supply chain cost optimization and product value analysis
  • Develop and propose improvement of purchasing processes in order to continuously follow the business needs
  • Actively support the supplier management strategy and develop strong partnerships among Promo & Sampling Suppliers (full service, packaging, bulk)
  • Administration of key reporting tools and trackers as required
  • Organize suppliers' innovation meetings on his portfolio


In order to qualify for this position, the ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Experience in purchasing, ideally in the beauty industry
  • Excellent negotiation and analytical skills, creative in problem solving with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong acumen to partner with external team members and outside partners in a cross-functional environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Proactive and results oriented

Perfumes & Cosmetics

A major player in the perfumes, make-up and skincare markets, the Perfumes & Cosmetics division groups together major historic Houses as well as young brands with strong potential.

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