Senior Buyer, Direct Procurement

Sol de Janeiro

Sol de Janeiro

Accounting & Finance, Operations
New York, NY, USA · United States
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Launched in 2015, SOL DE JANEIRO is an award-winning, fast-growing premium global lifestyle beauty brand inspired by the beauty rituals and attitude of the beaches of Rio. Our brand purpose is to spark endless self-celebration and joy through the power and warmth of the Brazilian spirit. This philosophy extends from our products to our corporate culture. We are leaders, permanently inquisitive, category obsessed, incredibly diverse, self-demanding, true team players, and we are all Brazilian in Spirit.

Headquartered in New York and launched as a digitally native brand, we have expanded globally with teams in Rio, Paris, London, and Germany. Our commitment to excellence has earned us prestigious honors, including TIME100's 2024 Most Influential Company, Fast Company's 2024 World's Most Innovative Companies and 2023 Brands that Matter, Allure's 2024 Readers' Choice Awards, and WWD's 2023 Beauty Inc Award in the Prestige category. These accolades highlight our dedication to being a leading brand in the beauty industry and an exceptional workplace.

The position will report to the Senior Manager, Direct Procurement and will be key in partnering with our regional stakeholders and departments to support the day-to-day procurement activities across the business. The successful candidate will be someone who loves Procurement and Operations, gets excited about problem solving with various cross functional teams, and is passionate about building relationships.

This dynamic individual will be responsible for leading a variety of tactical and strategic tasks including (but not limited to) issuing RFIs/RFQs; data collection and analysis; supporting the implementation of cost saving ideas and concepts; building and maintaining the supplier database; and providing any additional procurement support to the broader teams. Experience and understanding of the product life cycle from conception, sourcing, new product and formula development, launch, forecasting, risk mitigation, sustainability, and ESO, is highly desired.

This role is a unique opportunity to join a new team chartered with developing the foundation and future of Procurement at Sol de Janeiro.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Conduct market research to identify and prequalify potential supply partners to meet the company's needs.
  • Manage the RFI process for new and current suppliers and maintain supplier information and quotes.
  • Support in the development of a Supplier Sol Playbook to define business partnerships and a key reference point.
  • Build, maintain, and manage supplier relationships and ensure good communication.
  • Support opportunities for cost savings initiatives with internal and external stakeholders, aligned with business objectives.
  • Engage and work closely with cross-functional teams for new launches and rebrands to assure timely and efficient execution of projects.
  • Support the enhancement of procurement processes, systems, and practices to achieve greater efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and operational excellence.
  • Support in negotiation on pricing, terms, and agreements with suppliers that adhere to Sol's procurement policies and standards and meet the end user requirements, focused on should-costs, leveraging buying power, and scenario modeling, for assigned projects.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required in Business, Supply Chain, Finance, or related field.
  • 3-5+ years of procurement, sourcing, or supply chain experience /or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, particularly MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
  • Some technical understanding of Procurement and end-to-end Supply Chain Operations.
  • Skills in relationship building and supplier relationship management.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a proven ability to work independently.
  • Effective problem solving and project management skills.
  • Organized and keen on details and accuracy.
  • Ability to work in an ever-changing environment.
  • Ability to occasionally travel for plant and supplier visits, up to ~15%.
  • Experience with NetSuite and/or SAP experience.
  • FMCG/Beauty industry experience.
  • CPSM, CPM, CSP, or Six Sigma certifications.
  • Must be able to work a hybrid schedule (1-3 days per week in our NYC Office).

Salary Range$90,000—$105,000 USD

In addition to base salary, this position is eligible for participation in a highly competitive bonus program with the possibility for overachievement based on performance and company results.

The information contained herein is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee, as these may change or new ones may be assigned at any time.

Sol de Janeiro is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.