Senior Beauty Buyer

  • Location
    City Of London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 45000 - £ 55000 / Year
  • Category
    Marketing & Advertising - Other Marketing & Advertising
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Marketing and Advertising
  • External Reference
    JN-042021-179584

Senior Buyer (Beauty)


Reports to: Head of Strategic Sourcing


Salary: £45,000 -£55,000
Type: Full Time, Permanent


Location: Farringdon, London



My client has over 20 years' experience in delivering retail and promotional merchandise for big brands. They have formed a creative arm of this business and is responsible for designing and ethically manufacturing gifting and accessories for brands including Estee Lauder, L'Oreal and Ren Skincare. They pride themselves in changing the way this industry works by connecting marketing, design and strategic sourcing to deliver a value above simple procurement.



My client are seeking an energetic and strategically minded senior buyer who is able to bring technical knowledge and supply chain intelligence to our fast-growing business. This person will have the opportunity to lead the beauty team in product and packaging design and must be able to support our team in converting complex manufacturing enquiries. This person will lead the team in innovation of sustainable and ethical sourcing capabilities and will work with the marketing team to implement the right systems and processes to accommodate.



This person must have experience in the technical manufacture of beauty accessories and packaging. They must have a strong connection to the Far-East manufacturing industry for these types of products and will be the go-to person for all complex and strategic sourcing needs. They will surround this person with junior and mid-level resource as well as support in the Far-East to ensure they have everything they need to grow the team. They will have a passion for sustainable materials and production.



The Responsibilities




  • Leading the sourcing team for all health and beauty business (approx. £3m spend and growing)

  • Vendor search, assignment and management

  • Lifecycle analysis of products

  • Sustainability innovation and ethical sourcing knowledge

  • Management of Far-east team and production processes

  • Strategic advisory to account team and clients

  • Process oversight and implementation

  • Management of risk process in partnership with compliance manager

  • Quoting and project related financials

  • Support in new business processes



The Experience




  • 5 years +in direct purchasing in beauty gifting and accessories/packaging

  • Commercially strong

  • Strong supply chain knowledge

  • Strong understanding of production processes including sampling and inspections

  • Strategic thinker

  • Leadership skills, someone who wants to build a team

  • Presentation and negotiation skills

  • Influencer of people internally and externally

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Please apply with your CV to: Alicia Hill