Senior Procurement Specialist
Lindt & Sprüngli (China) Ltd.
Senior Procurement Specialist

Senior Procurement Specialist

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Company Introduction:
Lindt & Sprüngli is a Swiss chocolate manufacturer and recognized as a global leader in the market for premium chocolate, offering a large selection of products around the world. During the almost 175 years of Lindt & Sprüngli’s existence, it has become known as one of the most innovative and creative companies making premium chocolate under the key brand Lindt.
Globally, quality chocolate from Lindt & Sprüngli is distributed in more than 120 countries via own subsidiaries, regional offices, via an extensive global network of distributors as well as in more than 460 own shops. With over 14,500 employees, Lindt & Sprüngli Group reported sales worth CHF 4.313 billion / CNY 30.5 billion in 2018.
Lindt chocolates are known worldwide for their incomparable, unique taste and fine melting texture. From smooth melting Lindor, to the thin, refined elegance of an Excellence bar and from the iconic Lindt Gold Bunny, to exquisite praline masterpieces, Lindt Master Chocolatiers take pride in creating a chocolate experience like no other.
Lindt & Sprüngli (China) Ltd. was set up in 2012 in Shanghai as a distribution company. With Lindt China’s on-going outstanding sales growth in the high double-digits, this is an exciting time to join our company as we are further accelerating the success story over the next years. High performing, entrepreneurial, result driven and passionate employees are key success factors for Lindt & Sprüngli and we’re warmly welcoming ambitious talents to join us.


Job Description Summary:
Responsible for Procurement & Supplier management and New product launch support of L&S China. The main
responsibilities are (i) packaging material demand analysis, supplier management and cost control (ii) supporting
annual packaging material tender, evaluate and propose all major spending on direct and indirect costs (iii) supporting
new product launch, package & production related regulation compliance (iv) business reports & analysis.
Key Responsibilities:
Procurement & Supplier management:
-BOM owner, packaging material demand analysis and management, converting demand plan to supply and
delivery plan, managing procurement order and packaging material inventory;
-Support annual packaging material tender and indirect souring projects, optimize the purchasing spend, drive
cost reduction; Identify the EOQ to balance & reduce supply chain cost (storage cost, purchasing cost etc.),
improve inventory levels and procurement lead time, optimize supply network etc.;
-Develop and execute supplier sourcing, selection and evaluation, negotiate specification, agreement, contract,
etc. with supplier; update KPIs for suppliers, monthly/quarterly review performance with suppliers and drive
supplier to implement improvement plan, periodically conduct supplier audits.
New product launch support:
-Work very closely with local MKT team to support new product launch;
-Lead package material development, proactively seek package material solution;
-Responsible for package & production related regulation compliance, including ingredient check, Chinese
label design, BQS license, CMA license, regulation compliance check etc.
Reports and Others:
-Business reports/analysis as requested; supply chain manuals maintenance;
-Monthly gap analysis between actual vs. plan; root cause analysis, issue summary;
-Other tasks assigned by manager.


Personal Characteristics:
-Good data analysis skills;
-Attention to detail, strong sense of responsibility;
-Strong interpersonal & communication and problem solving skill;
-Teamwork and meet tight deadlines under pressure;
-Self-motivated and results driven;
-Good negotiating talents.
and POWER:
-PASSIONATED: Passion for Chocolate, Passion for Lindt, Passion for Excellence
-OWNER: Behaves as the owner of the business in every aspect of the P&L
-WINNER: Has a bias to win, thrives in seeing share and brand analytics grow
-EXPERT: Brings expertise in his/her own area to the table
-RELATABLE: Builds outstanding relationships inside & out of Lindt China
Qualifications and Competencies required:
-Bachelor degree or above;
-Major in food or science is preferred;
-3-5 years’ procurement experiences;
-Experience in FMCG or food industry is preferred;
-Good MS Office operation skills (Word, Excel etc.);
-Fluent in Mandarin and English (verbal and written).


What Lindt China offers:
-A young and highly passionate team that is eager to make LINDT the preferred premium chocolate in China;
-A start-up environment with a flat organization and an entrepreneurial mindset where YOU can decide;
-A steep learning curve with the option of an international career within the Lindt Group;
-Central and modern office location in Downtown Shanghai with straight subway link (L+mall);
-Generous annual leave days, additional medical coverage and many other exciting benefits.
-Birthday and public holiday benefit;
-Yearly company travel;
-Staff sales;
-Many other exciting benefits.

How to apply:
Please send us your resume in English, including photo, to [email protected]
Your qualifications and background will be reviewed by our HR Department and we will contact candidates who meet
the requirements.

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