Sr. Manager, TPM Procurement


Position Title: North American Third-Party Manufacturing Senior Manager

Location: US, NJ Morris Plains 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 the best ideas, talent and capability to support the company’s business needs.  You will develop and execute sourcing strategies which deliver 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) Leader is to create and drive the strategic interventions on the regional TPM nail & hair care subcategories spend for the newly formed company. This is an exciting opportunity to influence the design and strategic choices in this area building upon previous corporate strategies and experience while shaping them to fit the needs of a smaller and more agile business.

Working closely with the Global TPM Leader you will be implementing new strategies and plans in the TPM spend area; more specifically focusing on the nail care (lacquers, gel) and hair care subcategories. You will engage internal stakeholders to review business needs and spend drivers, support strategic choices on spend policies and define the external capabilities needed to deliver value and growth. 

You and your team will work on simplification and consolidation of business partners to enable stronger supplier relationship management and better capability to support the business.  Today the hair care and nails category represents a spend of 50 Million US$ and over 20 suppliers. 

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

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 global 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 important spend segment for the newly established Wella Company. 




  • Design/refine and implement new sourcing strategies and strategic interventions across the TPM spend segment
  • Deliver fiscal year targets in 2021 and establish 5-year business plan for Direct Spend
  • Implement Supplier Relation Management program and drive Year on Year improvement in quality, service, talent and value
  • Support business plan to improve ethical and environmental sourcing
  • Implement governance and control including contractual agreements and policies



  • Develop capability and collaborate with Wella’s global procurement team to deliver maximum efficiency and value to business
  • Implement processes and tools to support sourcing activities
  • Engage and influence stakeholders in other functions in Category Strategy definition and implementation
  • Ensure the ongoing training and development of self and team in procurement best practices and skills


Profile and education:

  • Experience in Procurement and Supply Chain organizations, at least 4-6 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, developing and managing sourcing strategies
  • Experience in working with complexity challenges
  • Degree qualified preferably in Engineering, Manufacturing, Business or other relevant discipline. MBA advantageous.
  • High degree of fluency in written and spoken English is required

Key competencies and demonstrated Skills:

  • 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 Influencing, Negotiation, Communication skills
  • Knowledge in executing sourcing of third-party manufacturing
  • Knowledge of e-sourcing tools
  • Able to travel in support of business


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: <$98,300 - $144,100 > 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). 



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