Assistant Manager, Indirect Procurement

Full Time | Markham East, ONTARIO | 4 months
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Full Time
Markham East
Estée Lauder

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Job Description

 Assistant Manager, Indirect Procurement(
Job Number:
: Estée Lauder Companies
: Purchasing/ Procurement/ Materials Management - Supply Chain
Primary Location
: Full-time
: 1st (Day) Shift
: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Type
: Standard



Our Brands: The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Company’s products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under brand names including: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, MAC, Kiton, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors, Darphin, Tom Ford, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN, Tory Burch, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, BECCA, and Too Faced. For fiscal 2016, net sales were $11.26 billion and operating income was $1.61 billion. ( )
Our Heritage: Since Estée Lauder founded our Company in 1946 with four cosmetics products and unlimited dreams, we have grown virtually every year on the key principles she established: creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Estée Lauder Companies are committed to building world-class brands by developing talented people. We champion a professional organization that emphasizes excellences at every level. Our people are our greatest asset and the success of our company is the result of the talent, passion, and vision of our creative and highly dedicated employees, who set a global standard for innovation, service and quality. The Canadian Supply Chain and Canadian Innovation Centre is at the core of that innovative spirit. ( )
Our Culture & Values: Our culture is often described as a rare mix of family values with a high-performing public company with a mission of “Bringing the best to everyone we touch and being the best in everything we do. This unique mix translates into a caring, collaborative and compassionate workplace that is also demanding – with a competitive spirit that is a powerful source of motivation. Above all else, there is a focus on long-term, sustainable growth which engenders loyalty and commitment from internal and external stakeholders. We are a values-driven organization. Our actions are rooted in the Lauder Family values of respect for the individual, uncompromising ethics and integrity, generosity of spirit and fearless persistence. Building on these core values we also abide by the following principles: .
To learn more about our unique corporate culture in Canada, please visit LinkedIn .
The Indirect Procurement (IP) Assistant Manager for Canada will manage sourcing projects and develop/maintain relationships with key stakeholders at Estee Lauder Companies (ELC) in Canada. The IP Team in Canada addresses these sourcing needs, either by executing themselves, or by connecting stakeholders to the North America IP team in the US (decision made based on capacity, expertise and timings).
The Assistant Manager role is responsible for contributing to various Indirect Procurement objectives in order to realize maximum benefit to the business.  The Assistant Manager will support the implementation of category-specific supply strategies, drive select strategic sourcing activities, and help to build supplier relationship management programs for various categories of indirect spend.
The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated professional and team player, with demonstrated successful experience in Procurement, preferably in indirect categories of goods and services.

  • Helps realize maximum benefit to the business by implementing category-specific supply strategies, ensuring that products are specified and optimized with the best supplier input and capabilities and using all demand-sided opportunities with selected suppliers

  • Develops category strategies on a local level in close alignment with stakeholders

  • Plans and conducts low-to-medium complexity sourcing projects, such as Requests for Proposal (RFPs) on a Canadian level, engaging stakeholders and the required cross-functional resources

  • Engages in supplier relationship management (SRM) and implementation of supplier contracts

  • Sets up, implements, and amends contracts ensuring legal adequateness; supports contracting discussions and contract creation process

  • Helps ensure compliance with the category strategies and sourcing projects, taking into consideration Procurement Policy, Directive, Guidelines and local Procurement SOPs as well as legal and regulatory requirements

  • Helps support value generation for the business through better strategizing, structuring and organizing the supply of the assigned categories, including selecting the “right” supplier base

  • Evaluates and defines the supplier base and secures capacity, plan implementation (timeline, resources, cost, …) and align stakeholders

  • Ensures uninterrupted and efficient flow of materials and services by providing operational support as needed

  • Plans and conduct suppliers business reviews including KPI and metrics reporting



Minimum Education: Degree / Diploma
Minimum Years of Experience: 3+ Years
Additional Job Specifications:

  • Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint), SAP
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Professional Procurement Certification preferred
  • Previous work experience in a Procurement-related field strongly preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.

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