Global Procurement Category Director Logistics

Global Procurement Category Director Logistics, Amsterdam - Netherlands



Direct spend, International

  • REQ ID 84465
  • POSTED May 20, 2022
  • FUNCTION Procurement
  • LOCATION Amsterdam, ZH, NL, 1012


We’re Coty, one of the world’s largest beauty companies with an iconic portfolio of brands across fragrance, color cosmetics, and skin and body care. Coty is the global leader in fragrance and number three in color cosmetics. Coty’s products are sold in over 150 countries around the world. Coty and its brands are committed to a range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment.


At Coty Procurement, we are at the heart of the Coty Turnaround, leading the way towards regaining operational leadership, and contributing to rediscovering growth.

We achieve this by delivering end-to-end, sustainable value creation, leveraging the power of our supplier network, operating in a lean & agile fashion, and driving stronger cooperation with key stakeholders.

Join the team that is making a tangible difference for the future of Coty, participate to one of the biggest transformations in the industry, driving and leveraging our culture of pride and performance!

We are looking for a Global Category Procurement Director Logistics to join our procurement team and lead a global team of seven, covering all logistics spend of warehousing and transport (road, air, sea) incl. Direct To Consumer (DTC). This role will require you to build and manage a cost efficient, sustainable, and flexible supplier base, in line with the Supply Chain goals of the organisation necessitating strong stakeholder relationships with supply chain colleagues. Two strategic projects are in plan which would need hands on approach and driving change with vigour and passion. This is a mature category within Coty and requires the next level approach to drive further value creation for the business.

You will manage spend approx. of 300M USD across all regions EMEA, APAC and Americas and will be in close relationships with your galaxy of key stakeholders in supply chain and finance. You will be part of Indirect Leadership Team driving overall business agenda across all categories, having same target objectives. As one of the senior leaders, you will have regular interactions with Procurement Leadership Team.

Reporting to Vice President Global Indirect Procurement you will:

  • Develop a robust long term Categories Strategy aligned with key internal stakeholders and leveraging industry dynamics and suppliers with support of your stakeholders
  • Deliver end-to-end and sustainable value creation,
  • Develop strong supplier relationships to accompany our turnaround strategy and our innovations.


Profile and education:

  • At least 15 years of procurement experience
  • Meaningful experience at least 5 years in Logistics Procurement – both in warehousing and transport. DTC is a plus.
  • Experience in working in an international environment and matrix organization,
  • Degree qualified.
  • High degree of fluency of English is required. French is a plus.

Key competencies:

  • Stakeholder management expertise up to and including EC level
  • Confident, transparent, clear communication style incl. presentation skills
  • People management of at least 5 years.
  • Result oriented, hands-on individual with solid track record,
  • Business acumen and interpersonal savvy,
  • Mobility for travelling (ca. 25% of working time).

Required skills:

  • People Management and Team player: We work as #Oneteam in Indirect Procurement which means often we redistribute our resources to strengthen support on key business priorities if necessary. People development and people management is a core attribute to be successful in this role.
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and presentation ability: ability to work across different levels in the organization and across different teams to ensure structured and clear communication
  • Strong problem-solving techniques: curious, challenging, good listener, leader; zoom in and out, ability to ‘’connect the dots’’ or translate complex data into a key take out with your analytical mindset.
  • Concise, integrated thinking and storytelling: boil down multiple data points into a simple but powerful story that drives decisions and outputs.
  • Ability to drive clarity and agility: You don’t get easily stressed by a fluid environment, on the opposite, you get energized by the opportunity to drive clarity for the team, you are quick to adapt as new information becomes available.


  • Competitive salary based on your qualities and experience;
  • Bonus plan based on your performance and company results;
  • Attractive benefits packages;
  • A healthy, fresh and sustainable lunch for a discounted price;
  • A brand new building in the business area of Amsterdam-Zuid. The office is designed to maximize your performance, based on the new ways of working.


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