The people in Purchases are responsible for sourcing the Company's multi-billion dollar requirements for the many goods and services needed to produce world-class consumer products. Your career will begin as a Purchasing Manager. Areas of responsibility can range from raw materials, packages and equipment to marketing services, software and outside custom manufacturing services. You will manage your area as the commercial market expert, recognizing and developing opportunities as you link P&G strategies and business needs to our base of suppliers outside the Company. You will analyze markets, uncover business-building and cost-saving opportunities, develop and implement innovative sourcing strategies, solve supply problems, conduct supplier inquiries and negotiations, and manager P&G's overall relationship with your suppliers.
In upstream programs, you work in close alignment with R&D to develop and commercialise new technologies and materials on a regional and global scale while expanding your sourcing focus beyond known industries and suppliers.
Breakthrough innovation at competitive cost are in your key focus when developing and maintaining relationships with your suppliers in this business. Purchasing is an intergral member of cross-functional business teams to deliver worldclass products to market.
You will be given increased levels of responsibility based on demonstrated capability to produce outstanding results. Your professional growth will be supported by our strong training program and your hands-on experience in your job.
A variety of college degrees, both undergraduate and graduate, are held by people successful in P&G Purchases.
- Minimum Degree Holder with GPA 3.00 (scale 4).
- Opportunities exist for experienced (typically 1-5 years) and inexperienced applicants.
- Desirable characteristics include strong analytical capability, demonstrated leadership, the ability to work effectively with other people, fluency in English and a strong interest in the commercial aspects of business.