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Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.5 billion in 2018. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 145 locations, the company has almost 13,600 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Purchasing & Contract Admin Team Lead

IM&T OPS Purchase and Contract management Team Lead - Your future position?

As an IM&T OPS Purchase and Contract management Team Leader you will manage and develop a team of Purchasing team-members for IM&T operations, in charge of the Purchasing and Contract management activities, globally. Ensures operations on a good service level related to purchasing & contract management. In these areas ensures continuous improvements. Manages his/her area with a

proactive & solution orientated approach.


In this role you will:





∙ Develops, manages & operates standard global purchasing and contract management Process

∙ Makes sure updated and actual process documentation (Standard Operating Procedure) is available

∙ Initiates Continuous Improvements opportunities involving & managing team members also

∙ Problem solving in case of purchasing and contract management



∙ Develops and operates KPIs & SLAs in his/her respective areas

∙ Develops and prepares comprehensive management reporting on a regular basis

∙ Handles (provides resolution) relevant escalations


Stakeholder Management

∙ Manages relevant stakeholders

∙ Gives support to internal stakeholders and shares relevant information with them

∙ Manages regular meetings with WPS bundle managers to give update about daily operational topics


Team management

∙ Monitor performance of team members and workload

∙ Suggest development opportunities and assess training needs

∙ Lead, coach and manage a team of Purchasing team-members and Contract Managers. Coordinate and monitor daily work; organise and lead trainings, conduct performance reviews and work out personal development plans per Givaudan people management processes & requirements.


Main everyday operational tasks (including but not limited to)

∙ Processing AskMe tickets

∙ Creating shopping carts, purchase requests

∙ Creating GRs

∙ Delivering purchasing and contract admin problem management




Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who thrives being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then come and join us – and impact your world.


Your professional profile includes:


  • Diploma: University or College degree
  • Fluent in English/ any other European language is a plus
  • Min. 1 year of experience of negotiating and managing performance against service level agreements
  • Experience with change management concepts & best practices such as Prosci/Adkar a plus
  • Analyzing information and identifying trends or areas of risk exposure
  • Knowledge of SAP MM/PP/SD Modules
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • +2 years of experience in a Team Lead role
  • Experience in Procurement and Finance
  • Experience in supplier and customer relationship
  • Good knowledge of informatics: SAP and Excel
  • Good understanding of IT tools
  • Advanced MS Excel skills and good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Communicate effectively at all levels
  • Operate in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Understanding of Supply Chain concepts
  • Understanding of planning concepts,
  • Lean Green Belt certified
  • APICS CPIM/CSCP desirable
  • Continuous Improvement training preferred
  • Willingness to travel occasionally (~ 10%)


At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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