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Category Buyer

Ecotone UK


Posted 2 weeks ago

Join Ecotone and contribute to global biodiversity through strategic purchasing


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Saint Genis Laval, France

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Organisation summary: Ecotone is at the forefront of the organic and plant-based food sector in Europe, dedicated to nourishing biodiversity. With a family of committed brands distributed across over 80 countries and a team of 1600 people, Ecotone stands out as a B Corp certified leader. Situated near Lyon, France, the company offers meaningful experiences that enhance awareness and action for biodiversity.

Role Summary:Implement and manage the purchasing strategy for organic finished products.Construct and manage the budget, and conduct annual negotiations.Negotiate purchasing conditions and establish contracts with suppliers.Lead development plans and performance monitoring.Initiate and execute competitiveness projects.Collaborate with stakeholders across Europe and perform market analysis.

Role Requirements:3-5 years of experience in a mature purchasing organization, preferably in consumer goods.Strong negotiation skills and supplier management experience.Business-driven, energetic, and responsible with a knack for product portfolio development.Creativity, a drive for results, and effective plan implementation.Ability to work in a multicultural environment and interact with various internal teams.Fluency in English is a must.

Application Process Details: Ecotone encourages applicants who align with their diversity & inclusion charter and are motivated to make a difference in the world. Apply now to be a part of this transformative journey.

Ecotone is a pioneer and European leader in organic, plant-based and fair trade food. Our mission is to nourish biodiversity, through strong and committed brands such as Bjorg, Bonneterre, Clipper, Allos, Alter Eco, Danival, Destination, El Granero, Isola Bio, Kallø, Whole Earth, Zonnatura... In 2022, Ecotone obtained the highest score in the B Corp certification in its category, positioning it in the top 10 of large certified companies worldwide. Our family of brands is distributed in over 80 countries, our production sites are located in 7 European countries. The company employs 1600 people and has based its headquarters near Lyon in France.

Joining Ecotone means living a different experience, full of meaning that will develop your awareness and desire to act for biodiversity. Today, our group continues its development on a booming market and is looking for a Category Buyer in Lyon, to take charge of the purchases of categories of finished organic products.

Your role is strategic in our European group since you will be a major contributor to the growth and profitability of our business, with a direct influence on the different components of the P&L. From the implementation of the purchasing strategy of the category for which you will be responsible for all the group's subsidiaries, to the construction of the budget and the realization of annual negotiations, you will have the responsibility of recommending and delivering your annual purchase budget, negotiating annual purchasing conditions with your suppliers and setting the contractual framework, implementing development plans and monitoring their performance, implementing the purchasing strategies defined for the finished products in your portfolio, or recommending others, initiating and executing competitiveness projects (calls for tenders, value analysis, ...), engaging internal and external stakeholders at the European level, ensuring active monitoring of the market (suppliers, technology…).

You have between 3 to 5 years of minimum experience in a mature purchasing organization, with negotiation and supplier animation issues. This experience will have been acquired in the field of consumer goods. Beyond experience, we are looking for a business-oriented personality, energetic, responsible, with a capacity to contribute to the development of a product portfolio. You have a particular appetite for negotiation. Creative, you have a taste for challenge and result. Once your plans are recommended, you are eager to implement them. In a multicultural group, with a short hierarchy, you like contact and will have the opportunity to be in constant interaction with a large number of internal services. Fluent English is essential. Positions based in Saint Genis Laval (69 - France). We are committed to respecting our diversity & inclusion charter which supports equal opportunities. Let's employ ourselves to change the world!


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