Global Category Manager Packaging Procurement & Innovation (all genders)

At Beiersdorf, we want to help people feel good about their skin – and our commitment goes far beyond caring for skin. For 140 years, we have developed innovative skin and body care products for well-known brands such as NIVEA, Eucerin, La Prairie, Hansaplast, and Labello. We act according to our purpose, WE CARE BEYOND SKIN, and take responsibility for our consumers, our employees, the environment and society.

Behind every brand, every product and every accomplishment are our more than 20,000 employees. It is for them that we live a culture of inclusion, respect and trust that is strongly aligned with our values CARE, COURAGE, SIMPLICITY and TRUST. We embrace diversity by valuing the uniqueness of each individual and being committed to equal opportunities for all.

Your Tasks

As Global Category Manager Packaging Procurement & Innovation (all genders) you will have the opportunity to shape the packaging supply chain of our future products. By applying global procurement strategies, you partner with our suppliers and take responsibility for managing our innovation and value engineering projects, strongly impacting our growth and cost targets. In this role you report to the Team Leader Packaging Procurement & Innovations.

Your tasks in the area of innovation projects are in detail:

  • Performing project related market research
  • Preparing and implementing proper supplier decisions, contracts and documentation
  • Conducting RFQs and supplier negotiations
  • Executing supplier evaluations and onboarding of new suppliers
  • Aligning logistic requirements with production sites and 3PMs
  • Ensuring master data availability and quality within innovation projects

Your Profile

  • Professional experience in procurement in the cosmetics, food or pharmaceutical industry, preferably in packaging
  • University degree in business, economics or engineering
  • Analytical team player, accustomed to working in cross-functional and international teams
  • Strong leadership skills, such as motivating others, building effective teams, communication; strong self-confidence
  • Willingness to (intercontinental) travel, approx. 25%.
  • Safe handling of the Microsoft Office package
  • Fluent English skills required, other languages are a plus

Additional information

We embrace Diversity and Inclusion and are committed to providing equal opportunities to all of our applicants – regardless of race, gender, age, religion and beliefs, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, cultural, ethnic or national origins. We would therefore kindly ask you to include only information and data in your documents which are relevant for the assessment of your application (e.g. curriculum vitae, salary expectations, relevant references and certificates) and encourage you to upload your CV without a picture.

Job Details

Contract Type:
Limited, 1 Year / Full-Time
Country / City:
Germany / Hamburg
Beiersdorf AG
Job ID: