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Region Procurement South America

Location: ​São Paulo​

São Paulo, SP - Brasil

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:

Lead the implementation of global procurement strategies and policies in all the categories under his/her responsibility for the Region of competence, ensuring the service level to the region stakeholders. Guarantee procurement activities execution for non-globally sourced goods & services in accordance with defined guidelines. Collaborate in the definition of the strategy and manage budget for relative procurement categories according to medium and long-term Group strategies.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to defining the purchasing strategy for categories of goods and services of non-global origin, based on global purchasing guidelines and the needs of the region;
  • Ensure the execution of budget management activities, internal procedures requested;
  • Collaborate with other Functions in the definition of policies, quality, legal, environmental, ethical criteria for the acquisition of goods/services;
  • Support the harmonization of contracts between countries/categories according to Category Leader and legal guidelines;
  • Conduct negotiations with suppliers for categories of goods and services of non-global origin, in alignment with Ferrero's internal procedures and Code of Business Conduct;
  • Ensuring competition between suppliers and subcontractors, including organizing tenders; 
  • Analyzing, aligning and evaluating the offers received in order to select the best available alternatives;
  • Apply and implement procurement policies, supplier management and policy development, based on international technical, organizational, economic and financial knowledge, to achieve the best possible results in accordance with the Group's requirements in terms of deadlines and flexibility;
  • Ensure, for goods and services of non-global origin, the management of purchase orders, search for requests for proposals from suppliers, proposing qualified and adequate alternatives;
  • Maintain, consolidate and improve relationships with existing suppliers to ensure continuity, manage critical points and strengthen common goals;
  • Ensure KPI monitoring activities related to the supplier's operational performance and among Regional Purchasing Managers;
  • Ensure supply based on demand planning, quality standards, contract SLA and internal stakeholder requirements;
  • Support project pipeline identification and Ensure the implementation of procurement projects for the Region;
  • Assure the Regional Manager of alignment on procurement activities in the Region such as presentation of overall procurement performance, project status update, procurement topics, market trends, anticipated impacts on the Area P&L in alignment with Finance.

Who we are looking for:

  • Overall, 10 - 15 years of work experience;
  • Bachelor in Economics, Purchasing, Logistics, Business Administration, Engineering or related fields - Master degree as a plus;
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese - Knowledge in other languages will be considered as a plus;    
  • Procurement process;
  • Suppliers manufacturing processes;
  • Contractual agreements.

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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