Milk Junior Buyer
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 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:
Your role at Ferrero will guarantee purchase of goods, materials and services in accordance with defined guidelines to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply. This position reports to the Global Category Manager for Milk purchasing. To be successful in this role, you will have a keen sense for contract and supplier management that is paired with a keen interest in the food ingredients market.
As a Milk Junior Buyer, you will have full responsibility over the application and implementation of purchasing policies, vendor management and developing policies, based on technical, organizational, economical and international financial knowledge, to reach the best possible results according to Group requirements in terms of timing and flexibility. Through your skillset, you will ensure that purchase orders are managed in a timely manner and you will look for Request for Proposals from vendors, proposing qualified and suitable alternatives. Additionally, you will supports the Sustainability roadmap from basic certification, segregation, traceability, controls and define, track and implementfunctional projects or supports cross functional projects.
To be successful in this role, you will conduct the negotiation with suppliers in alignment with internal procedures and Ferrero Code of Business Conduct. You will have a keen sense for contract and supplier management that is paired with a keen interest in the Dairy Materials market.
Who we are looking for:
- Masters Degree in Economics, Supply chain, Purchasing or similar fields;
- A minimum of 2 years of related work experience;
- Negotiation skills;
- Team building approach;
- Result oriented approach;
- Collaborative approach with stakeholders;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
- Previous experience with SAP;
- Professional fluency in English, other languages are considered as a plus;
- Strong oral and written communication skills;
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.