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Manager, Direct Sourcing & Category Management EMEA

Herbalife Nutrition GBSC Kraków Sp. z o.o.About the company

  • Puszkarska 7m, Kraków
    Kraków, Lesser Poland
  • Offer expired 25 days ago
  • Remote recruitment
  • contract of employment
  • full-time
  • manager / supervisor

Herbalife Nutrition GBSC Kraków Sp. z o.o.

Puszkarska 7m


Your responsibilities

The role

You will be responsible for managing various categories of direct spend commodities as well as having responsibility for sourcing raw materials across all of our EMEA contract manufacturers. As the corporate expert for specific global commodities, you will be a contact person for supplier communication, pricing and strategic commodity supply decision making. In addition, you will be expected to utilize your knowledge to enhance and leverage Herbalife's buying power to source materials required for Herbalife's products at external contract manufacturers at a competitive rate, and streamline material use across key finished goods suppliers striving for harmonization and standardization of work processes and material usage across various sites globally.


• Lead cross-functional teams focused on integrating and optimizing the global supply chain for complex commodities or commodity groups across world-wide locations.

• Drive long term strategies for cross-functional teams to generate supply chain improvement and efficiencies through the optimization of processes, designs, materials and suppliers.

• Reduce components cost on a regular basis and be accountable for realizing $500M - $1MM in related cost savings or cost avoidance per calendar year.

• Develop business plans and multi-year strategies with key strategic supplier partners to foster product and supply chain innovation and proactively introduce new technologies utilizing key partners and prospects’ full capabilities including contract manufacturing partners in EMEA region.

• Support Research & Development through conceptualization and development of new products by providing formula component costing, commodity expertise and supply chain risk assessments.

• Negotiate and execute supply agreements with favorable terms to Herbalife including direct sourcing intervention in raw materials sources by our contract manufacturers in EMEA looking at alternative possible business models we operate with.

• Track market conditions for key commodities and work proactively with suppliers and with finished goods manufacturers to minimize potential cost increases and realize potential cost savings.

• Access and engage executive level contacts at suppliers garnering support for mutual global supply chain initiatives and objectives.

• Lead two-way communication with suppliers in global commodities to ensure challenges and issues receive appropriate response and resolution.

• Collaborate with internal business units to support long term corporate sourcing strategies.

• Influence contract manufacturers sourcing strategies and develop joint business continuity plans.

Our requirements

  • B.S. Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or related field.

  • 7 to 10 years of purchasing and procurement experience, of which at least 3 years is specifically in sourcing or category management.

  • RM (Raw Material) sourcing experience is a must.

  • Experience in contract manufacturing is a big plus.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment managing multiple projects concurrently.

  • Demonstrated record of exceeding goals in cost savings and supplier performance.

  • Experience working in an environment where Sourcing is an influencer rather than a decision maker.

  • Strong understanding of Sourcing best practices and strategies to execute opportunities for cost savings, risk mitigation and innovation.

  • Strong strategic and analytical skills to develop complex, multi-year strategic business plans for innovation in global commodities.

  • Well-developed understanding of contract development and negotiation.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with executive presence.

  • Recognized business acumen with global savvy and cultural sensitivity.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to build relationships and strategic alliances.

  • Ability to motivate teams and suppliers to meet strategic objectives.

  • Solid mentoring and coaching skills.

  • Strong business ethics.

  • Benefits

  • private medical care

  • sharing the costs of professional training & courses

  • life insurance

  • remote work opportunities

  • flexible working time

  • fruits

  • corporate products and services at discounted prices

  • integration events

  • no dress code

  • video games at work

  • coffee / tea

  • leisure zone

  • employee referral program

  • charity initiatives

  • access to company products

Recruitment stages

CV evaluation


Phone screening


Zoom call with Hiring Manager


Employment Decision

Herbalife Nutrition GBSC Kraków Sp. z o.o.

Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has helped people pursue a healthy, active life since 1980. Our office in Cracow was launched in 2012 to support the continued long-term growth of our Europe, Middle East and Africa operations. As of 2020, the centre employs over 260 Herbalife employees and that number continues to grow.

Our company offers a culture focused on your career to help you expand your talents and a chance to change lives: https://iamherbalifenutrition.com/.

For 40 years, we've known that good nutrition leads to a better life. If you're ready to help us on our mission for nutrition, we want to hear from you today.

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