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Consulting and Professional Services Senior Buyer

Job Location: ​Luxembourg​


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 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. 

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:

Your role as a Consulting and Professional Services Senior Buyer will be to ensure the complete end-to-end procurement process for the General indirect Procurement categories of Consulting, Professional services, and Insurance. 

In particular, you will be leading the supplier scouting & qualification process, vendor relationship model, tendering process, negotiations, and contract signing, with the target to create value while satisfying the business department requests and foster innovation. 

Main Responsibilities:

As a Consulting and Professional Serices Senior Buyer, you will be tasked with scouting and defining the supplier base according to criteria of quality of service, cost, sustainability, market benchmarking, flexibility, and Ferrero cultural fit to have the best partnership and bring the highest value to the company business. Additionally, you will collaborate with the Legal Department to author contracts that are consistent with the Requesting Function specifications, the Master Service Agreements and non-disclosure rules in place. Thus, meeting the needs of the Requesting Functions and to reach the level of service established, at the best cost, highest quality and in compliance with the deadlines defined. 

You will lead the monitoring of suppliers' performance in terms of economics, service level, financial capabilities, quality, innovation, and the adherence to our internal Source-to-pay process that respects the companies' contracts and its financial goals. 

A profile in this role excels in the negotiations of the category assigned and manages the order delivery to respect the requirements, the timing, the costs, and the quality and can guarantee the preparation of the category strategy through an accurate spending analysis and market knowledge. 

Finally, as part of the Ferrero team, you will support and collaborate with the Region General Purchasing Managers and Group GP Category Managers, to optimize and standardize the procurement processes, maximizing the process performance.

Who we are looking for:


  • Proven experience in indirect procurement (min 5 years) with a focus on external services/outsourcing.
  • Knowledge of the global market dynamics and familiarity with corporate relationship model.
  • Knowledge of sourcing methodologies & Strong negotiation skills;
  • Proven capability in strategy definition and negotiation of long-term contracts.
  • Inter-cultural sensitivity and excellent interpersonal and communications skills;

IT skills

  • Experienced as Procurement Business User in SAP Ariba (S2P End to End)
  • Excellent user of Microsoft Office (word, excel, power point, outlook)

Language Skills 

  • Fluent in English (other languages are 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. 

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