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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.

IM&S Spot Buyer (Mandarin Speaker)

The IM&S Spot Buyer will report to the IM&S Spot Buyer Team Lead, you will build tactical sourcing activities. Maintain working relationships with different people: users in the region, local teams responsible for Indirect Material Sourcing Asia Pacific. The mission for this role is to manage all our request for quotations of items not covered by agreed terms and conditions, following category strategy. In this exciting role you will:


  • You will accomplish sourcing (Spot Buy, quotes, market research, price comparisons)
  • Spot buy according to sourcing instructions defined in category cards
  • You will maintain sourcing data for Spot Buy materials incl. sitespecific information
  • PO creation for indirect materials and services 5. You will support sourcing support and market analysis in case language-specific is required
  • Help investigate root cause analysis on invoice non-conformity
  • Work with guidance from Senior Specialists, Experts, and Team Lead
  • Build constructive relationships within us the local team Indirect Material Sourcing Asia Pacific
  • Communicate with partners by phone or by email
  • Observe service levels, procurement procedures
  • Analyze and develop: suppliers in the region negotiate terms, conditions and prices; climb opportunities for our improvement; report savings; Manage contracts and agreements for smaller regular services.
  • Oversee the globalization of internal processes: taking care of the documentation of processes and documents


Education / Primary Qualification:

  • University degree in business administration
  • Languages: Business fluency in Mandarin (read, write and speak) and English language in view of interaction with vendors from China.
  • Professional experience: 3 or more years of relevant experience in a multicultural procurement shared services environment.
  • Software skills: Expert knowledge of Sourcing and e-auction tools (SAP / SRM Chili); expert

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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