Manager, TPM Procurement

Function:  Procurement

Morris Plains, NJ, US

Work Arrangement:  Hybrid

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Position Title: North America Third-Party Manufacturing (TPM) Procurement Manager

Location: Us, NJ Morris Plain with Hybrid model

Reports to:  Americas TPM Director

Direct Reports: N/A

Scope/Brands: US Region



Together, WE enable individuals to look, feel, and be their true selves.

Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies, comprised of a family of iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, Clairol, OPI, Nioxin and ghd. With 6,000 employees globally, presence in over 100 countries, Wella Company and its brands enable consumers to look, feel, and be their true selves. As innovators in the hair and nail industry, Wella Company empowers its people to delight consumers, inspire beauty professionals, engage communities, and deliver sustainable growth to its stakeholders.

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At Wella Procurement you are responsible for bringing in the best ideas, talent and capability to support the company’s business needs.  You will develop and execute sourcing strategies which deliver the best value in terms of innovation, quality, service, cost and cash. 

We invest in our relationships:  procurement teams develop and manage important external business partner relationships to enable the delivery of the company’s plans and growth objectives. 

Working with your Wella colleagues you will represent our business needs toward external business partners and be an active advocate who also flows ideas from our external partners into Wella teams.  You will work to enable an agile and effective supply chain for all our goods and services, responsive to the changes in our business.

At Wella we strive to continuously improve the environmental and ethical profile of our supply chains working with our business partners to deliver this in a truly sustainable way.

We operate with discipline. We have a solution mindset.  We work to understand and help solve the challenge, one step at a time.



The role of North America Third-Party Manufacturing (TPM) Procurement Manager will have end-to-end responsibilities of managing Wella NA’s TPMs in the nail & hair care subcategories.  There are about 20 TPMs with a total spend of $20+ million.  This person will negotiate price, MOQ, payment term and other key procurement elements with suppliers.  He/she will conduct sourcing events (RFI & RFQ) and perform competitive analysis to identify the most cost-efficient supplier.  He/she will work closely with the Global TPM, Raw and Packaging team to implement new sourcing strategies in the TPM spend area with a focus on cost, service, and agility.  He/she will ensure appropriate support and alignment with regional and global teams, R&D, Operations, Marketing and Finance in the implementation of the strategy and projects.  



  • Analyzing and calculating procurement costs and developing cost reduction strategies.
  • Driving purchasing decisions based on cost and scenario analysis, as well as market trends.
  • Managing supplier relationships and developing strong partnerships.
  • Negotiating contracts with key suppliers, including costs and terms of supply, service, and quality.
  • Conducting strategic sourcing activities (RFI & RFQ) and collaborating with global procurement and supply chain to identify and pursue new supplier opportunities.
  • Managing monthly procurement financial review and annual budget process for the spend under management.    
  • Supporting business plans to improve ethical and environmental sourcing.
  • Implementing governance and control including master supply agreement and other procurement policies.
  • Collaborating and supporting Wella’s global procurement team to deliver maximum efficiency and value to the business.
  • Providing procurement support to stakeholders in other functions such as supply chain, R&D and marketing.  


  • Bachelor's degree in business, economics, finance, engineering, operations or other related fields.
  • 2-3 years of experience in procurement, demand planning or supply chain, preferrable in the personal care/cosmetic industry with multinational companies.
  • Strong ability to organize and analyze large amounts of data, summarize findings and present recommendations.
  • Experience in developing and implementing sourcing strategies and managing sourcing events (e. g. RFI & RFQ) including using e-Sourcing tools.
  • Experience with PPV review/reconciliation and procurement budget setting process.
  • Working knowledge of SAP strongly preferred.
  • Supplier relationship management and contract negotiation experience preferred.
  • Good communication skills, both with internal team members, stakeholder and management and external suppliers.   
  • Take initiatives and pay attention to details

We disclose the compensation range for positions in compliance with local law. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Wella Company's total rewards package for employees. Pay Range: <$96,000 - $120,000> salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonus plan or variable pay, depending on the role. In addition, Wella Company provides a rich variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance, life and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO). 



We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Wella Company with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact us at:

We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences, and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

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