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General Procurement Specialist

Job Location: ​İstanbul​



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. 

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:

We are looking for an İstanbul based General Procurement Specialist who will be directly reporting to Region General Procurement Manager. The responsibilities and the qualifications are mentioned below:

Main Responsibilities:

-  Perform requisition/order & fulfillment within the field of general procurement covering the requests of goods and services mainly related to indirect procurement activities such as workplace services, fleet, travel, administrative services, information technologies, and other professional services
-  Conduct supplier sourcing studies to introduce market best practices and bring in innovative alternatives
-  Execute biddings and negotiations
-  Support internal stakeholders for contract management processes
-  Identify and support the implementation of system & process improvements within the general procurement governance model
-  Ensure process compliance and to perform operational reporting when necessary
-  Seek consolidation opportunities within the supplier base
-  Increase negotiation power through leveraging volume
-  Create catalogues on repeating and transactional requests

Who we are looking for:

-  University degree in Engineering, Economics, Business Administration or related fields
-  Experience of 3-5 years in Procurement department in a multinational environment
-  Good command of verbal and written communication skills in English is a must
-  SAP knowledge is an asset
-  Strong presentation skills, as well as knowledge of MS Office (Excel & PowerPoint)
-  Strong communication, analytical, and problem solving skills
-  Strong negotiation skills
-  Must be a team player with a positive and co-operative attitude
-  No restriction for travelling

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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