Xavier BENTI


En résumé

A hands-on global Purchasing professional, experienced in people management and with a strong track-record of success in buying Raw Materials, Packaging and Indirects.
Internationally mobile. Worked and lived in both mature markets (Europe) and emerging markets (Latin America).
A solid experience of the FMCG industry acquired with a leading FTSE100 multinational.
Comfortable with strategic as well as operational roles. Always enjoy an opportunity to challenge the status quo and implement out-of-the-box solutions to optimize costs.


  • Reckitt Benckiser - SAP Solutions Director, Purchasing

    Massy 2011 - maintenant Based in Slough, UK.
    Global lead for the design and realisation of an SAP solution that meets Procurement needs in the context of a new operating model.
  • Reckitt Benckiser - Supply Director Purchasing, Latin America

    Massy 2008 - 2011 Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Member of the Regional Supply Chain Leadership Team.
    Full responsibility for Procurement across the fast-growing markets of Mexico, Central & South America.
    Overhaul of regional Procurement strategy to improve quality, service and cost competitiveness.
    Redesign and enhancement of Procurement team and career paths to align them with company standards.
  • Reckitt Benckiser - Regional Purchasing Manager Central Europe

    Massy 2003 - 2007 Based in Ladenburg, Germany
    Initial focus on Production Spends (raw materials and packaging components). Definition and execution of cost-efficient site Purchasing strategies in cooperation with Global Buyers and European Lead buyers.
    Scope expanded with the introduction of Indirects Purchasing (NPS) in Germany : investments and general expenses in the Supply Chain, fixed costs of Regional Headquarter, Marketing expenses.
    Associated European responsibilities :
    As of 2006 : European Indirects Leader
    Roll-out of approach initiated in Germany.
    Creation of a team of Indirects buyers throughout Europe.
    Until 2005 :
    Coaching of two European Lead buyers (corrugated, tablet film).
    E-Procurement Leader : acquisition of an E-sourcing software, buyers training, supervision of tactical and strategic E-sourcing events.
  • Reckitt Benckiser - Global Buyer

    Massy 2000 - 2002 Based in Chartres, France.
    8 families of raw materials used in factories located in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia and Australia.
    Member of the team that created Global Purchasing at Reckitt Benckiser and over-delivered on cost synergies expected from the merger between Reckitt & Colman and Benckiser.
  • Reckitt & Colman - European Surfactants Buyer

    1997 - 1999 Based in Chartres, France.
    Definition and implementation of Purchasing strategy across Europe.
    As of 1999, leader of Global surfactants sourcing team.
  • Reckitt & Colman - European Indirects Buyer

    1997 - 1997 Based in Chartres, France (5 months).
    Portfolio : business softwares, factory services, capital equipments, logistics.
  • Veolia Environnement - Deputy to Quality-Procurement Manager

    Paris 1996 - 1996 Based in Nancy, France (9 months, part-time).
    Contribution to the definition and implementation of a Purchasing policy meeting ISO 9002 requirements


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