Raw Material & Packaging Leader F/M

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Posted 4 months ago
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Cooper Consumer Health is a leading European consumer healthcare player that develops, produces, and distributes a diverse range of OTC (over-the-counter) products with strong brands such as Valdispert, Oenobiol, Excilor, Vitascorbol, Lashilé and many more.

With a presence in seven countries, we supply more than 80,000 independent pharmacists, e-commerce players, wholesalers, drugstores, and hospitals, generating around €600m in revenue.

Headquartered in Paris and with almost 1,000 employees, we take an entrepreneurial approach with strong local accountability. Our ‘global-local’ culture and bias towards action allow us to operate with agility and speed.

At Cooper Consumer Health, we are driven by our mission to help people improve their own health and wellbeing using effective selfcare solutions. We rely on our talented employees to achieve this, empowering them to take ownership of their work, think outside the box and challenge the status quo to drive innovation. We value a culture of respect, transparency, and inclusivity, where everyone is treated with dignity and fairness.


The Group Procurement Leader - Raw Material & Packaging will be responsible for overseeing the procurement team in charge of raw materials and packaging required for our operations across the Group, negotiating with suppliers, and ensuring that all procurement processes comply with our company's policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of the OTC & Consumer Health market, demonstrate excellent communication and management skills, be highly organized, and have a proven track record of successfully managing raw materials and packaging procurement activities within a matrix environment.


  • Scope of Responsibility: Manage a +120m EUR spend at Group level (mainly Europe) with suppliers of raw materials and packaging used for applications within consumer health space (OTC, medical devices, food supplements, biocides, cosmetics)
  • Categories strategies : Develop and implement procurement strategies for the key raw materials and packaging categories that align with the company's OTC/HC market goals and objectives. Conduct market research and stay up-to-date with industry trends to identify new potential suppliers
  • Cost Optimization: Continuously seek opportunities for cost optimization and process improvement in procurement activities. Run tenders, build cost breakdowns and negotiate contracts. Drive synergies across both categories/suppliers and geographies with the ultimate objective to provide a competitive advantage to CCH and drive EBIDTA improvements.
  • Suppliers Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, ensuring they meet quality, delivery and cost expectations.
  • 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.
  • Bugdet and PPV: Make recommendations for Budget process and understand and analyse in detail the PPV of the categories and be able to explain and present the PPV results.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Work closely with senior stakeholders to understand CCH needs and ensure the team provides tailored solutions.
  • Compliance: Ensure that all procurement processes comply with company policies and procedures, as well as relevant laws and regulations


  • Minimum 10-15 years proven experience in procurement of raw materials and packaging, 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.


  • Negotiation Skills: Proven track record of successful contract negotiations and cost-saving initiatives, utilizing innovative negotiation methodologies.
  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to think strategically, identify opportunities, and adapt to changing market conditions
  • Leadership: Demonstrated ability to lead and develop high-performing procurement teams with a focus on fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Communication: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, conveying the benefits of procurement transformation effectively.
  • Hands-on approach with a high level of ownership and accountability.
  • Self-organized, result oriented, can-do attitude, ambitious and humble.
  • Compliance: In-depth knowledge of procurement regulations, compliance standards, and ethical practices, including expertise in implementing cutting-edge compliance monitoring solutions.

Other information

  • Location: Bordeaux
  • Reporting to the Group Chief Procurement Officer
  • 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: www.cooperconsumerhealth.eu
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