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The role

Are you an experienced Buyer looking for an exciting opportunity? Are you passionate, willing to work in a lean structure with entrepreneurial spirit, driven to make a difference? Then here we are! 

We are looking for a Buying Manager to join our International Buying team at A.S. Watson. Your one obsession? Adding value by leveraging the power of our Group network! 

The successful candidate will maximize Own Brand synergies across our countries and deliver savings and benefits to our world leading brands. You will be responsible for conducting international tenders, lead negotiations, consult on category opportunities, assess product harmonization, and find new areas of opportunity.

Core Accountabilities

Result areas: 

  • Margin contribution (savings / income) 
  • Number of actively managed tenders
  • Quality of the relationship and consultancy towards Business Units and business partners
  • Ability to find new wins for the organization 

  


Skills / Experience

  • Strong at negotiating and researching
  • Excellent communicator in an international environment
  • Agile, able to deal with ambiguity
  • Self-driven, willing to make a difference
  • A keen eye for detail while able to deal with strategy and big picture thinking
  • Passionate to enjoy Zurich and international travel across the A.S Watson network
  • University graduate or equivalent with strong commercial skills
  • 5 years’ experience in purchasing/procurement, preferably in international retail environment. 
  • Experience in conducting tenders. 
  • English (proficiency level) + any other language a plus

 

 

Why join our team? 

  • You will be exposed to a wide variety of categories, buying scenarios, systems, and will have a chance to influence it all.
  • The structure is lean and your contribution will make a difference. 
  • A friendly and international team


Location

AS Watson Europe Group AG,Alfred-Escher Strasse 17,CH-8002,ZURICH,CH-8002

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