Full Truck Load Category Manager
Job Location: Luxembourg
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 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 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:
For our HQ in Luxembourg, we are looking for a Full Truck Load Category Manager who will be responsible for the full truck load category in Germany, Poland, and Multi Country Area. Your role would include both domestic and international transportation, inbound and outbound, primary, and secondary transports, intercompany, direct deliveries, European and ExtraCee destination countries. Your role will be reporting directly to the Transportation and Customs Procurement Category Leader and will have a buyer in direct report.
As a Full Truck Load Category Manager, you will lead purchasing for the Ferrero Group in domestic and international transportation. Your main role will be centered around your in-depth knowledge and analysis of the market and the category that is based on structured business reviews. With this toolset, you will deliver short/medium/long term strategies that are aligned to Ferrero’s ambitious nature. Under the supervision of the Transportation and Customs Procurement Category leader, you will steer the Budget, the SAF and the strategic plan of your category. Additionally, you will release Purchase Orders/Payment for extra-costs and/or any cost is not paid as a standard service.
In your role, you will run the tender as per the requirements of the company, fully respecting GRC basics and company policies. Therefore, you will be the main key account for suppliers in managing tenders and spot quotations alongside with your team. Alongside your team, you will ensure Masterdata quality on SAP for suppliers’ concerns, price lists and network.
You will lead the relationship with the main internal stakeholders of the Transport Procurement category and the Negotiations with strategic/key suppliers. Set up the contracts with suppliers with cooperation of legal and insurance departments. Steer periodic updates with the warehousing, distribution, and pallet procurement division, as they are all part of the same procurement family.
Who we are looking for:
- Degree in Industrial Engineering, Economics, Supply Chain or related fields;
- 5 to 8 years of experience in Road Transportation, Supply Chain or Procurement;
- Experience in multinational Companies;
- Excellent Analytical and Interpersonal skills;
- Strong management and leadership skills;
- Professional knowledge in Excel, Microsoft Office and SAP
- Fluent in English;
- Knowledge of German or Polish is a plus;
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.