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Glass & Labels Buyer (Maternity leave cover)

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 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:

For our HQ in Luxembourg, we are looking for a Glass & Labels Buyer within Packaging Procurement team (tempporary contract to cover maternity leave). The role has the objective of driving the activities of sourcing to contract and category strategy implementation. This consists of managing the relationships with suppliers and ensuring supply of the strategic materials with key focus on the Glass & Labels sub-categories. 

Main Responsibilities:


  • Contributes in defining purchasing strategy for the referent Category, based on business needs
  • Supports Category Manager in the negotiation of good / services and in the definition of contracts


  • For specific projects, is involved in the Category / financial planning
  • Ensures alignment between proper budget management and raw materials purchasing business objectives


  • Collaborates with other Functions in the definition of policies, quality criteria, legal, environmental, ethical to purchase goods / services
  • Ensures timely information to the other Functions concerning contract framework agreements


  • Conducts negotiation with suppliers of the Category of responsibility, in alignment with internal procedures and Ferrero Code of Business Conduct
  • Ensures the competition between suppliers and subcontractors even by organizing tenders


  • Applies and implements 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
  • Ensures purchase orders management, looks for Request for Proposals from vendors, proposing qualified and suitable alternatives
  • Analyzes, aligns and evaluates offers received, in order to select the best available alternatives
  • Monitors operative KPIs (service level, quality, etc.)


  • Maintains, consolidates, and improves relationships with existing suppliers, to ensure continuity, manage criticalities and strengthen common objectives

Who we are looking for:


  • Master's Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Engineering, or other related fields


  • Previous role in a Procurement or other related experience to the category
  • Analytical mindset (to be able to quickly derive the vendor’s true cost structure), strong reporting skills
  • Strong oral and written communication 
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of global packaging market, price agreements
  • Knowledge of principal manufacturing and sustainability processes
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to excellence with a result-oriented approach
  • A fast learner who rapidly moves up the learning curve and wants to continue to take over new responsibilities
  • Ethical and strong personal values


  • Proficiency in MS Office skills Advanced in Excel
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP (as a user) will be considered a plus
  • Fluent in English, Italian and French will be considered 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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