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Job Title:  Global Finished Good Buyer


London, LND, GB, SE1 2JP

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Contract
Hours per week:  37.5

Within Operations, based in our new London Bridge headquarters, we have an excellent opportunity for a Global Buyer to join the team on a 12 months basis, working on a Finished Products category


About Us:

As part of the Natura & Co Group, The Body Shop is a major international beauty retail business. To bring our stores to life we have a team of exceptional individuals working tirelessly behind the scenes. When you join us, you're joining an exciting, dynamic commercially driven company with a unique legacy.


Purpose of role:

To support The Body Shop Sourcing Strategy and delivery of the business objectives through effective management of supplier relationships driving improving supplier performance, commercial negotiations to ensure The Body Shop has the optimal cost base and the relevant supplier portfolio to fuel our future growth.


Key Job Accountabilities:

Responsible for the Sourcing activities in a specific product category including


Strategy & Category management

    • Support the senior lead buyer on the implementation the Sourcing Strategy in accordance to business needs,
    • Implement the best suited supplier portfolio strategy 
    • Ensuring that the business needs are shared & pre-empted to re-align our Sourcing Strategy as appropriate


Lead & implement cost reduction & value creation initiatives, ensuring performance

    • Identifying and delivering cost saving and value creation opportunities through negotiations, resourcing, benchmarking and VRE activity ensuring the best value to cost for all skus under your control
    • Work with cross functional team to ensure projects are delivered on time and to cost in alignment to business needs.
    • Manages BSI cost forecasts, share & control assumptions for budget & individual product cost construction through all stage gates of the project.  Work with the Sustainable sourcing function to support delivery of sustainability & Ethical Trade objectives
    • Commercially control spend within your specific remit, working creatively and in a SMART way to reduce both overall costs whilst increasing efficiency


Supplier relationships management

  • Supporting the senior buyer on Identifying and evaluating suppliers; review suppliers performance; lead supplier development efforts on all aspects of the value chain : costs, agility of supply, innovation, sustainability.
  • Manage sourcing negotiations and contracting of dedicated markets : from RFQ/RFP to delivery of the product
  • Corporate BSI Sourcing representative for a given number of projects.
  • Ensures procurement and ethical protocols are documented and followed. 



  • Reporting to a senior lead buyer 
  • Work in a collaborative manner with Operations functions to drive Operations Department and BSI objectives, influencing positively teams around.



  • Responsible for maintaining the ethical standards of The Body Shop including minimising the environmental, health and safety risks in the workplace and responsible for reporting potential risks, real accidents and near misses to relevant managers
  • Champions, supports and participates in The Body Shop’s Values and Campaigns



  • Previous work in an International Sourcing /Technical /Manufacturing function
  • Proven project implementation skills within a cross functional organisation
  • Experience of supplier performance evaluation, supplier selection & supplier relationship management.
  • experience of sourcing processes, data management & contract management
  • excellent interpersonal skills including; strong cultural awareness with the ability to develop and maintain strong effective relationships
  • Experience of sourcing processes, data management and contract management
  • Knowledge of Health & Beauty industry highly desirable
  • Advanced in Excel


Competencies required:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with persuasive and assertive approach
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Manages Complexity
  • Analytical Skills
  • Ability to resolve problems with a resilient disposition


What we can offer:

  • A passion-driven environment where you will share challenges, achievements and innovations with your peers and manager
  • A tailor-made integration plan to set you for success and an on-going focus on your performance and development

Competitive salary and benefits package

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 


The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 

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