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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed over 15,800 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com.

Raw Material R&F Operational Buyer

Raw Material Operational Buyer at Givaudan – Your future position? 
In this role you will focus on assigned vendors/categories, accountable and responsible for the entire Requisition & Fulfillment (R&F) processing as well as managing raw material (RM) availability and plant or region-specific issue resolution to ensure security of supply and taking direction from the Supply Manager Team Lead and others in the team on specific tasks.
Core Responsibilities
Day to day operations in the R&F RM area:
PO Management:
Release Purchase Orders to 3rd party suppliers according to sourcing and fulfillment instructions defined by the global Category Managers and within quality and time constraints
Track and follow up closely Purchase Orders deliveries to ensure the security of supply
Manages import licenses and end-user certificates for concerned raw materials
Run consignment stock consumption reports and associated settlements. Coordinate physical stock reconciliation with suppliers
Issue Resolution:
Manage Raw Material availability issue resolution in coordination with plant Raw Material planners
Coordinate delivery and quality non-conformities in relation with respective plant stakeholders
Support investigation of root cause analysis on invoice non-conformities
Support the timely follow-up on planning, quality, and accounts payable escalations ensuring appropriate commercial relations with the supply base.
Supplier Management:
Manage suppliers and their On-Time In FULL (OTIF) performance.
Resolve major suppliers’ issues and complaints.
Implement improvement action plans discussed/agreed with Vendor Performance Analyst and Category Managers
Establish a continuous improvement mindset
Provide support for Junior colleagues
Build constructive and effective relationships with cross-functional teams
Communicate effectively with internal and external partners by phone or via email
Adherence to service levels
Adherence to policies and procedures
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
Education / Primary Qualification:
Diploma: University degree preferably in Business Administration, Foreign Trade, Logistics
Languages: Fluent in English - Portuguese as plus
Professional experience: 1 to 3 years of relevant experience in a comparable role
Technical skills:
Software skills: Expert knowledge of Sourcing and e-auction tools; expert knowledge of MS Office

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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