Indirect Procurement Buyer
Job Location: London
Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.
Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.
About the Role:
At Ferrero, we know our products are loved by millions of people, young and old, all around the world. Imagine crafting the iconic brands that you’ve grown up with and being part of an energetic and transformative eCommerce team that reaches results and rewards innovation.
We have a new opportunity for a General Procurement Buyer that will support to develop and deploy the procurement strategy in conjunction with the Procurement Manager, to create best value for the business. Establishes the link between our business and the supply base – making sure our contracts, products & processes are fit for purpose.
You will foster productive relationships with key stakeholders and works collaboratively externally and internally across all areas of the business to ensure the right quality of goods and service are delivered to the right place, at the right time and at the right cost.
You will understand all aspects of the supply market, supplier capability (current and new entrants), supplier strategy, product cost structure & commodity trends, to develop an appropriate procurement strategy for the category of responsibility.
Regularly communicate market intelligence and cost trends to key stakeholders, which will support establishing a transparent budget for every item procured.
Deliver forecasted savings, cost reduction and value enhancing projects.
Prepare tenders in conjunction with the General Procurement Manager, brief suppliers, collate and analyse quotes, which could lead to potential negotiation with suppliers, to finally place the business with supplier with relevant contract, SLA.
Assess supplier positioning in relation to our business based on specific criteria. Based on the above assessment, develop strategy in conjunction with Procurement Manager to deliver best value to Ferrero alongside appropriately incentivised suppliers for the category of responsibility.
You will support business continuity and projects; manage costs and negotiate favourable rates and terms with existing suppliers, while mitigating and escalating disruptions/risks ahead of time to relevant teams.
Allow effective communication of performance issues to relevant suppliers by working with internal stakeholders in completing Vendor Scorecards and developing SLAs to facilitate the review process and improve supplier performance through regular reviews.
Understand the innovation trends in the market and communicate to the relevant internal teams to source appropriate products.
You will support with SAP related tasks as: setting up suppliers, management of POs and PRs, suppliers claim management, and work with requesting functions to ensure PO housekeeping minimizes the number of under/over receipts.
Who we are looking for:
An outstanding Buyer with a passion for our brands and products, ideally with exposure across direct and indirect sourcing and SAP experience.
You will have strong negotiation skills with exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills. You have the ability to work in a global organisation and you have proven experience in working in a fast moving and result driven environment. You're flexible to travel to our different sites to support on specific projects.
How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:
Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.