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Job: L'Oreal Research & Innovation, Sourcing Manager - Augmented Beauty
Innovation, R&D, Management role
Full Time Job
Posted on: January 10, 2020
Locations: USA (New Jersey)
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"Do you like driving high-visibility, new product development projects / creating strategic vendor partnerships / working closely with a global cross-functional team?"

Then L'Oréal Research & Innovation might be exactly the place you have always been looking for !

For more than a hundred years, L’Oréal believes that beauty needs Science. In a world now transformed by digital technology and the emergence of new scientific Domains, we are confident in our ability to turn these opportunities into major innovations, closely linked to the new consumer expectations all over the world. Science & Technology are allowing us to invent safe, trustable, sustainable & responsible beauty products and experiences that will change people’s lives.

Inside the Augmented Beauty Application Domain, L’Oréal’s Tech Incubator is responsible for delivering entirely new categories of products and business models to the cosmetics space, with a focus on disruptive technology. In this global, cross-functional team you’ll partner with engineers, technologists, formulators, designers and business leads with Hub offices in the US, Europe and Asia.

Today, the L'Oreal Tech Incubator is looking for an ambitious and entrepreneurial Sourcing Manager to lead global contract negotiations with a diverse portfolio of external partners on some of the most exciting projects in the entire beauty industry! Your mission: to create and sustain strategic vendor partnerships to execute complex project plans across all of L’Oréal’s brands and divisions. Join us in bringing exciting new products and experiences to market on this thrilling adventure in the future of Beauty!

Position requires occasional domestic and international travel (10-20%)

Work with project teams to create fully executable SOWs (Statements of Work) and engagement contracts with clear deliverables
Work with project teams to select the best external partners to fit wider sourcing strategy
Dictate, sourcing and screening ODM partners as needed
Manage relationships of vendors in current portfolio and cultivating new relationships
Identify new vendors to broaden Tech Incubator partner portfolio when needed
Audit current vendors in the Tech Incubator portfolio, aligning Incubator needs with wider L’Oreal group for greatest purchasing power
Create improved SOW (Statement of Work) templates for a variety of vendor engagements (Manufacturing, Engineering Design, Industrial Design and others)
Develop a strong partnership with the wider L’Oreal Purchasing and Legal groups

5+ years experience as GSM (Global Supply Manager), Sourcing, or Vendor Portfolio Management role; BS or Masters in Engineering preferred; MBA preferred
Experience in sourcing Consumer Electronics, Consumer Products, Medical device or other consumer-facing fields
Experience in working with vendors both domestically (US) and internationally (Asia, Europe)
Deep knowledge and experience with strategic contract negotiations to hold vendors accountable for timelines and deliverables
Experience in sourcing consumer projects at high volume (>100k units/year) and professional products at lower volumes (<10K units year) a plus
Extensive network of vendors and relationships relevant to consumer and/or medical hardware systems
Experience negotiating contracts covering a variety of Statements of Work a plus (Engineering Design, Industrial Design, Technology Explorations, Manufacturing agreements, etc)

Business minded with the understanding and ability to distill financials for wider group
Passionate to create highly refined user experiences
An excellent presenter skilled in slide deck creation, public speaking, and fielding questions on the fly
An excellent communicator who can interface with team members with both technical and marketing backgrounds with the ability to focus on presenting technical information in a manner that facilitates decision making
Highly Organized
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