Job Details

Buyer / Category Specialist








Carson, California, United States


Operations and Logistics, Operations - Purchasing




This opening as Buyer/Category Specialist presents you with a fantastic opportunity to be a part of building exciting new purchasing capabilities within Dermalogica. You will be well versed and interested in all aspects of strategic sourcing and procurement including but not limited to leveraging market opportunities, supplier and commodity management, risk mitigation, and innovative/business growth. You will be excited by the development of new systems, processes, and approaches to support functional performance improvements.

Alongside this, there is the need to determine and implement appropriate performance metrics as a basis for future performance improvements in pursuit of world-class levels of supplier performance in cost, quality, innovation, delivery, and responsiveness. You will be someone who can do this in a smart and intelligent way, merging best-practice thinking in procurement with the latest technology and software developments available.

In addition to this, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to lead a team to higher levels of performance, by developing a clear vision for the function and setting a clear direction for the team, as well as fostering a culture of skills development, coaching, and support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for all purchasing activities associated with direct material order management.
  • Responsible for ensuring the order to receipt process is maintained to ensure forward visibility of stock availability
  • Develop a strong and mutually beneficial vendor relationship to drive collaborative supply chain improvement activities across the supply network.
  • Manage all supplier agreements associated with the responsible category to include price and volume agreements, memorandum, and ongoing adherence to contractual terms by updating and inputting these annual agreements into JDE ERP system.
  • Provide support for interdepartmental programs and indirect purchase agreements where applicable to category managed.
  • Document and report concerns around supplier performance and adherence to agreed-upon standard to management
  • Participate and support Dermalogica cost savings initiatives through continuous collaboration with the finance team
  • Partner with internal stakeholders in Marketing, Innovation, and Development in identifying timely and realistic opportunities to support organizational scalability and innovation.
  • Communicate and identify forward risk based on supplier outlook
  • Support the management of Procure to Pay process where applicable.

Education and/or Experience:
  • You will hold a Bachelors Degree and ideally a relevant professional qualification and certification.
  • You will have 10+ years of relevant strategic procurement experience with a strong track record in developing and implementing sourcing programs and processes in support of improving Total Procured Value (TPV).
  • You will have experience in identifying and implementing novel solutions to existing operational issues, preferably technology-based.
  • You will be able to demonstrate an ability to fail fast and iterate quickly.
  • Your approach will be results-oriented with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to build productive relationships with peers.
  • In addition, you will be able to demonstrate the use of data to derive insights and inform appropriate actions.

Full COVID vaccination required for this position, and proof of vaccination is required prior to start date. Dermalogica, LLC complies with federal, state, and local laws with respect to accommodations to this policy.

Apply now and become a team member for a company that provides competitive compensation, outstanding benefits including Health Benefits, Monthly Product Allowances, Profit Sharing, Annual Fitness Reimbursement, Domestic Partner Benefits, 401(k) Matching, not to mention a host of other perks.

To be considered for this role, please complete your online application. Please know that all applications are reviewed for consideration. A member of the Human Resources team will contact you if your experience and skills are a match for the position.

Dermalogica is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.