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Naturex is an international leader in plant extraction and the development of natural ingredients and solutions for the food, health and beauty sectors. Naturex operates its business through three business units, food and beverage, health and nutrition and personal care. The company operates 16 production locations around the world and employs around 1,700 people. Naturex became part of Givaudan in 2018. 

Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, and fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. 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

Senior IM&S Buyer

About the Role:
As a Senior IM&S Buyer you will be responsible for leading and implementing the IM&S sourcing and contracting process for one or more specific site(s) to optimize cost following Global and Regional Category Strategies and procurement guidelines. You will serve as primary contact to site(s) for the strategic and tactical sourcing of IM&S categories. You will work in a close collaboration with Regional and Global Category Management, Givaudan Business Solutions (GBS) and local Business Stakeholders.

Your main tasks include:

  • Sourcing and Market Research
    • Drive the site sourcing process for all relevant IM&S categories taking into account global and regional category strategies and supply base.
    • Analyse trends and market movements for use in making sound procurement decision.
    • Advise and assist site stakeholders in other functions in the evaluation and pricing of alternate materials. Advise on trade practices, pricing, market conditions, delivery terms, and utilization of technical services of vendors.
    • Identify and guide local/site cost savings and cost avoidance opportunities following IM&S and business targets and business needs.
    • Introduce and guide creative/differentiating ideas to change ways of working /specifications into the site with an outside-in mindset.
    • Support the global and regional category management teams in the roll out of global and regional strategies within the site. This includes sourcing (including RFx's and Make category specific recommendations to Global and Regional Category Management for relevant site(s).
    • Foster collaboration between global, regional and local procurement, GBS and site stakeholders by ensuring transparency, effective communication and understanding.
    • Provide sourcing support to local site stakeholders and communicate with GBS.
  • Vendor Selection
    • Select vendors according to corporate assessment criteria (quality, financials, sustainability/responsible sourcing, risk etc.) and consolidate preferred supplier base.
    • Initiate search for new or alternative materials or products
    •  Actively support the responsible sourcing and sustainability projects implementation
    • Investigate and approve requests for vendor creation
    • Ensure appropriate documentation of bid results following guideline
  • Negotiations and Contract Management
    • Solicit and analyse quotes, negotiate prices and delivery terms and investigate invoice discrepancies
    • Negotiate annual and long-term contracts and provide information to the relevant users (e.g. category cards, GBS teams)
    • Implement global, regional and local agreements and support the financial targets as outlined by IM&S Procurement and the business.
    • Conduct local negotiations with suppliers and ensure adequate contract cover within the portfolio and for spend as defined by the Head of Procurement IM&S EMEA and according the Global Delegation of Authorities/Signatories policy.
    • Review and approve purchase requisitions/orders and other vendor related administrative workflows
    • Measure performance of vendors concerning quality of work, cost, timelines and other related parameters
    • Ensure appropriate risk evaluation within the IM&S risk framework and implement mitigation actions while meeting needs
    • Facilitate sourcing and contracting issue escalation and resolution
  • Reporting, Process Management and Delivery
    • Support site and GBS teams on sourcing and contracting matters daily
    • Be a first point of escalation for the site(s) towards GBS teams
    • Create and update information in SAP
    • Implement the IM&S processes and systems on the site following the global procurement guidelines
    • Maintain existing catalogues and drive the implementation of new catalogues
    • Ensure up-to-date Savings Tracking Tool (PVTT)


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 join us – and impact your world!

Your professional profile includes:

  • Bachelor degree, Local Procurement or Commercial education
  • 3+ years' experience in a Procurement within an international environment
  • Bachelor's degree, Local Procurement or Commercial education
  • Fluent English
  • Solid understanding of procurement processes and systems (e.g. SAP)
  • Willingness to travel


  • Great compensation package including bonus 
  • Access to exclusive perfumes and employee shop with discounts
  • Company Pension Fund
  • Life Insurance Plan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Flexible working schedule
  • Free on-site parking

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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