Purchasing Manager (Based in Hersham, Surrey)

  • Company: SSC Perfumes and Cosmetics UK
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Purchasing
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: SSCPC00413
  • Date of publication: 2018.11.16




To be the primary point of contact to drive the development of the UK P&C SSC Purchasing Organisation. To implement controls and best practice in accordance with the LVMH Group Social, Ethical and Environmental Standards.




  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Sourcing, bidding, quotation analysis, negotiations, awarding
  • Contracts set-up and negotiations


The purchasing portfolios covered will all be indirect segments and mainly

  • Merchandising (podiums, HPP, local POSM, ...)
  • Events & Seminars
  • General Expenses
  • Marketing & Communication (agencies, printing, ...)
  • HR (temporary work, training, ...).


The purchaser is to build a long-run strategy covering PCD as a first step and all brands in the P&C UK organization in a long run.

The purchaser, based on purchasing strategy defined by Purchasing Direction, will have to :

  • Apply methodology and tools of the SSC Purchasing organization.
  • Communicate on purchasing performances on a regular basis.
  • Define suppliers mapping on key segments.
  • Source and homologate new suppliers according to LVMH Social, Ethical and Environmental requirements.
  • Make value analysis studies on various subjects




  • Strong communications skills: emotional intelligence to work with different profiles and departments and initiate the dynamic of the new created position
  • Sense of initiative: proactive and quick moving
  • Business oriented: results and KPIs measurement
  • Analytical skills
  • Internal customers focus
  • Action orientated & proactive
  • Drive for results
  • Time & Priority management
  • Adaptable
  • Motivating



  • Strong negotiation skill
  • Computer literate (IT skills, SAP, Word, Excel)
  • Ideally At least 1-2 years experience in a purchasing role within a FMCG environment

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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