Featured Job: Lush Creative Buyer

Creative Buyer, Lush

Location: Poole, UK Description: Salary £25k-£30k per annum DOE plus bonus

An opportunity to join the UK buying team specializing in the buying of essential oils, absolutes and aroma chemicals; sourcing pure, quality ingredients while keeping a close eye on costs. The employee will work collaboratively with the fragrances production team and product inventors.

Highlights of the job include (click here to view the entire description): 

  • Responsible for part of the company spend on essential oils, absolutes and aroma chemicals under the supervision of an experienced essential oils buyer.
  • Visit production facilities to understand growing, harvesting and processing; create and forge good working relationships by being yourself with an innate ability to understand cultures and behaviors.
  • Visit suppliers to make new contacts and sourcing new materials to bring back inspiration and new ideas to the teams.
  • Ensure the quality and purity of raw materials and negotiate costs in a fair and ethical manner.
  • Negotiate lead times, providing information to the forecasting and systems ​teams to get items set up on the system.
  • Manage an expanding portfolio of suppliers, ensuring cost savings and improving efficiencies by renegotiating costs.
  • Ensure the continual growth of a supplier data base – identifying new potential suppliers and ​understand their capacities.
  • Work with suppliers and Lush teams to create time lines for new launches, project ​manage the items to ensure everything is delivered in a timely manner and clearly ​communicate changes to time lines to all involved.
  • Compiling monthly buying reports against savings and targets.

Candidates need to have: 

  • A true passion for essential oil buying with at least two years experience coupled with a real understanding of Lush's company ethics, campaigns and SLUSH fund.
  • Analytical and creative thinker, with ability to support SLUSH funded projects, so an interest and understanding of permaculture principles and practices would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrable experience in how you can influence and negotiate.
  • Self-starter with a proactive nature and want to take ownership of projects with a drive to learn and succeed.

The employee will be expected to balance costs, ethics and quality in all that he or she does.  Send CVs to Victoria Bradford Snell at victoriab@lush.co.uk. The company requests an up-to-date CV and a more detailed covering letter, explaining what makes you the perfect fit for this opportunity. Deadline date: June 30, 2015 Company: LUSH Contact Person: Victoria Bradford Snell Email: victoriab@lush.co.uk


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