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Packaging Material Buyer

Job Location: ​Franklin Park​

Company description

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.

Diversity Statement

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:

As the Packaging Material Buyer you'll manage specific packaging material categories including 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 running the purchase order with a set supplier base with alignment of Ferrero central procurement strategy.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure supply continuity of local pack material categories with pricing, quality and delivery
  • Implement central pack material strategy in local USA
  • Manage budget for pack material categories 
  • Manage central and local stakeholders in Matrix organization 
  • Manage sourcing requests (RFI and RFQ), market analysis, risk management, price management
  • Lead supplier and cross-functional meetings
  • Maintain and update contract pricing
  • Help resolve pricing and invoice issues

Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor degree as minimum request
  • 3-5 years procurement experience 
  • Experience working in matrix organization
  • Knowledge of the Global Pack Material market 
  • Strong Communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to lead and influence others
  • Ability to problem solve and set priorities
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel
  • Solid experience working with SAP
  • Creating PPT presentations

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. 

Ferrero N.A. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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