Purchasing Intern

  • Company: SSC Perfumes and Cosmetics UK
  • Country/Region: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Internship
  • Function: Purchasing
  • Experience required: Beginner
  • Reference No.: SSCPC00660
  • Date of publication: 2019.11.19

Position

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

Assist the Purchasing Manager in her day to day tasks

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

The purchasing intern will be responsible for:

  • Administrative work
  • Suppliers panel management on designated purchasing families
  • Some full projects to undertake (biddings, quotation analysis, negotiations and awarding) under the direct responsibility of the Purchasing Manager
  • Some contracts set-up and negotiations under the direct responsibility of the Purchasing Manager

 

The purchasing portfolios covered will have to be determined, but possibly among the following purchasing segments:

  • Merchandising
  • Marketing & Communication
  • General services
  • Events & Seminars
  • Transportation & Logistics

 

In parallel, he/she will participate in long-run strategical projects such as:

  • Global biddings on key items/services
  • Sourcing of new suppliers
  • Value engineering studies

Profile

Key Competences

  • Strong Communications Skills
  • English Speaking and Writing
  • Sense of initiative, pro-active

Technical Skills

  • Skills of Negotiations
  • Good proficiency in Excel

Would be an advantage:

  • Purchasing and/or Commercial awareness
  • Experience in Perfumes & Cosmetics (if not, Luxury) industry
  • Analytical skills

Profile:

  • Bachelor's degree level
  • The candidate must be willing and at ease to work in autonomy.
  • He/she will be asked to be a creative force, value-added, goal-driven and capable of building good relationships with both internal clients and suppliers.

Additional information

POSITION WITHIN THE ORGANISATION

Reports To:

UK Purchasing Manager

Internal:

Budget owners, controllers

Direct Reports:

None

External:

Suppliers

 

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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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