Strategic Buyer (m/f/d)

  • cosnova GmbH
  • Limespark
  • Work experience
  • Purchasing, Materials Management, Logistics
  • Fulltime
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Strategic Buyer (m/f/d)

With our brands like essence and CATRICE we established new standards on the international cosmetic market and our brands are available in about 80 countries. We offer interesting, diverse jobs in a strongly growing, dynamic company and are looking for motivated people who want to support us with their expertise.


  • Cross-brand strategic purchasing for our more than 1,800 products and central interface to our more than 70 suppliers worldwide
  • Active management of supplier sourcing & close cooperation in new product development with our marketing department
  • Proactive supplier management incl. regular evaluations in purchasing controlling / key figure analysis
  • Analyses & measures to ensure production capacities with our external partners
  • Coordination of annual quantities with our planning department
  • Preparation & implementation of strategic supplier talks
  • Price & contract negotiations and their implementation
  • Cross-functional project work


  • Several years of experience in purchasing, of which at least 3 years in strategic purchasing, especially with international suppliers
  • Preferably industry experience in cosmetics or FMCG in general
  • Quick understanding of complex interrelationships
  • High level of initiative and striving for optimisation
  • Pragmatism and decision-making skills
  • Intercultural sensitivity
  • Very good communication skills and negotiation know-how
  • Very good knowledge of English and German
  • Very good SAP R/3 and Excel skills

We offer:

An exciting, multi-faceted area of responsibility in an innovative, international environment
An open, family-like corporate culture in which it is fun to contribute ideas
Very good, appreciative onboarding and flexible working options
A wide range of benefits, family and health services (including various insurances, in-house gym, excellent canteen and much more)

We look forward to receiving your complete job application in English or German. Your contact person for this vacancy is Christine Fink (+49 6196 76156 1867).
  • Christine Fink
  • Director People & Organization
  • +49 6196 76156 1867