Sourcing Manager, Business Service and PR


Title: Sourcing Manager, Business Service and PR - Americas

Location: New York, NY



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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The role of Sourcing Manager, Business Service and PR is to create and drive marketing sourcing related activity across all Wella brands for the NA region. The manager will be responsible for managing projects related to production, coupon, photo-shoot, and marketing as well as supporting the Americas Advertising and Consumer Promotion needs for the newly formed company. This is an exciting opportunity to influence the design and strategic choices in this area building upon existing strategies and experience while designing and scoping some newly managed by procurement spend segments.


Working closely with the Indirect Spend Leader Americas as well as the global indirect spend category buyers, you will be implementing new strategies and capabilities in the business services, event, and PR category strategy design as well as the Americas Advertising and Consumer Promotion spend across categories. You will engage internal stakeholders to review business needs and spend drivers, support strategic choices on suppliers, spend policies and define the external capabilities needed to deliver value and growth.


You will work on simplification and consolidation of business partners to enable stronger supplier relationship management and better capability to support the business. Today these Indirect Categories represent a spend of 50-70Million USD and over 60 suppliers.


You are responsible for driving strategy, savings initiatives and business plans with discipline to deliver the business growth plans as well as the fiscal year objectives and longer term interventions in the 3-5year horizon. You will create savings and spend insights to support better value delivery, good policy and spend better decisions. You will work to ensure transparency and governance of spend processes and policies globally, sharing findings, savings and enabling new best practices.


Wella is committed to improving our Ethical and environmental footprint so you will be expected to work towards this important objective with our external business partners.


You will ensure appropriate support and alignment with regional and local teams, R&D, Operations, Marketing and Finance in the implementation and execution of the strategy and projects. In all your activities you are acting as a commercial expert to ensure best value and strong stewardship of the company’s money to deliver best value. This is an exciting moment to join this team and lead this diverse and important spend segment for the newly established Wella Company.



  • Engage with your stakeholders to understand their needs and refine our strategies to best fit the new company objectives and plans
  • Design/refine and implement new sourcing strategies and strategic interventions in your category
  • Deliver fiscal year targets in 2022 and 5-year value creation and business plans
  • Implement Supplier Relation Management program and drive Year on Year improvement in quality, service, talent and value
  • Enable the use of new tools to make sourcing simpler and more efficient
  • Support business plan to improve ethical and environmental sourcing
  • Implement governance and control including contractual agreements and policies Organization
  • A great communicator you will be able to connect the teams across procurement to support the Amercias business needs
  • Develop capability and manage programs to deliver maximum efficiency and value to business
  • Design and implement processes and tools to support local sourcing activities in countries without Procurement resources on the ground
  • Engage and influence stakeholders in Category Strategy definition and implementation
  • Motivated to continue personal training and development in procurement best practices and skills



  • Experience in Procurement, ideally in the advertising and consumer promotional spend area, at least 5-8 years
  • Work experience in an international environment and matrix organizations
  • Capable and proven track record of stakeholder management including business Leaders (internal and external)
  • Experience in implementing programs and working with broad group of stakeholders
  • Experience in working in less mature and ‘white space’ spend categories
  • Degree qualified preferably in Engineering, Manufacturing, Business or other relevant discipline. MBA advantageous.
  • High degree of fluency in written and spoken English is required, German is an asset Key competencies and demonstrated Skills:
  • Strong influencing skills, able to listen and adapt programs to fit business needs
  • Results oriented individual with solid proven track record in delivering value (cost and cash) and improving effectiveness of sourcing networks
  • Strategic thinking balanced with ability to execute
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven Collaboration, Negotiation, Communication skills
  • Knowledge in executing sourcing of indirect and/or marketing
  • Knowledge of e-sourcing tools
  • Able to travel in support of business



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:

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