Group Buyer - NPD And Make Or Buy F/M

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Posted 4 months ago
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Cooper Consumer Health is a leading independent European OTC player focused on the development, production and distribution of a wide range of branded OTC products.

CCH is headquartered in Paris, France and operates in 6 countries across Europe (and Hong Kong) with our four largest markets being France, Netherlands, Italy and Belgium.

CCH operates in an entrepreneurial way with strong local accountability. We are building a strong ‘global local’ culture which allows us to operate with agility and speed. There is a strong action-bias energy throughout the organization. Cooper Consumer Health is proud to be a leading multinational player in self-care are strongly driven by our mission to empower healthier living and see every day as a chance to create a positive impact by offering easily accessible health and wellness solutions. We lead through our values centered on empowerment and ownership, do good to do well approach, game changer mindset, and respect.


The Group Buyer - NPD and Make vs Buy will play a pivotal role in ensuring the early involvement of Procurement in the New Product Development (NPD) process. This involves collaborating closely with the Business Development team and Group category buyers, capturing innovation at suppliers, and meticulously reviewing the Make vs Buy decision as an integral part of the stage gate process. The ideal candidate will possess a comprehensive understanding of the OTC & Consumer Health market, showcase exceptional communication skills, exhibit strong organizational capabilities, and bring a proven track record of successfully launching New Product Developments (NPDs) within a matrix environment.


  • Successfully launch our NPD pipeline on time, meeting required quality standards and achieving target costs by proactively negotiating key terms and conditions with suppliers and securing contracts prior to launch.
  • Collaborate with the Business Development team and serve as the Procurement Single Point of Contact (SPOC) by engaging with Group category buyers to ensure comprehensive sourcing strategies. Play a crucial role in the monthly Innovation Committee.
  • Work closely with Operations teams to meticulously review the Make vs Buy process, providing aligned recommendations for both NPDs/EPDs and routine business
  • Lead efforts to further streamline the NPD process and Make vs Buy process as part of our commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Build strong alliances with strategic suppliers, enhancing our appeal as the First Customer of Choice and capturing innovation early from suppliers. Conduct market research and stay abreast of industry trends to identify potential new suppliers.
  • Risk Management: Proactively identify and manage potential risks in the supply chain, including supplier vulnerabilities, market fluctuations and other factors that can impact supply security.
  • Supplier Service Optimization: Effectively communicate with internal stakeholders and suppliers in case of a supplier service issue and develop and implement mitigation strategies to prevent reoccurrence. Ensure goods and services are delivered on time, at the agreed-upon price, and to the required quality standards.
  • Compliance: Ensure that all procurement processes comply with company policies and procedures, as well as relevant laws and regulations


  • Minimum 5-10 years proven experience as a NPD buyer, ideally within the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical or FMCG sectors.
  • Experience in international and multicultural environments
  • Master’s degree level, ideally in Engineering or Business Administration and a specialization in Procurement Management or related field.


  • Good negotiation skills and the ability to drive cost-effective deals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Hands-on approach with a high level of ownership and accountability.
  • Self-organized, result oriented, can-do attitude, ambitious and humble.
  • Strong analytical, detail-oriented and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement procurement strategies
  • Knowledge of relevant laws, compliance and regulations for OTC procurement
  • Led negotiations for IP licensing and royalty payments.

Other information

  • Location: Paris or Melun
  • Reporting to the Group Procurement Leader - CMOs
  • Flexible work / home office
  • Fluent in English and French

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • France

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 13, 2024
Company Overview
Cooper Consumer Health
Cooper Consumer Health

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Cooper Consumer Health est la plateforme de consolidation européenne dans le domaine de l’automédication (OTC) et du selfcare, créée par le fonds d’investissement Charterhouse Capital Partners en janvier 2016. Cette plateforme a aujourd’hui une position dominante en France, aux Pays-Bas, en Belgique, en Italie, en Espagne et au Portugal. Elle a été constituée en s’appuyant sur les acquisitions successives des laboratoires Cooper et des laboratoires Vemedia en 2016. Depuis lors, le Groupe a réalisé de nombreuses acquisitions de marques, notamment Hexomédine, Essaven ou encore Dacryoserum. Parmi les principales marques du Groupe, citons notamment Oenobiol, Valdispert, Mag2, Pouxit, Insect Ecran, Excilor ou encore Audispray. Plus d'informations sur:
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