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Category Manager Professional Services

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 Category Manager Professional Services for Procurement department.

The new member of the team will ensure the complete end-to-end procurement process for the assigned General Procurement categories:
-    Consulting
-    Professional services
-    Insurance

In particular, the Category Manager 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 request, fostering innovation. 

Main Responsibilities:


To guarantee the scouting and the definition of the supplier base according to criteria of quality of service, cost, sustainability, market benchmarking, flexibility, Ferrero cultural fit, in order to have the best partnership and bring the most value to the company business.


To guarantee, in collaboration with the Legal Department, the draw up of the contracts consistently with the Requesting Function specifications, the Master Service Agreements and non-disclosure rules in place in order to meet the need 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.


To guarantee the negotiations of the category assigned and manage the order delivery in order to respect the requirements, the timing, the costs and the quality defined


Monitor and guarantee the right source-to-pay process (RFQ-PR-PO-SES-Invoicing) in order to respect the contract requisitions and the company financial terms established. 


To guarantee the preparation of the category strategy through an accurate spending analysis and market knowledge. 


To monitor supplier’s performance in terms of economics, service level, financials, quality, innovation.


To collaborate and support the Region General Purchasing Managers and Group GP Category Managers, in order to optimize and standardize the procurement processes, maximizing the process performance.

Who we are looking for:

  • 5+ experience in indirect procurement with a focus on external services/outsourcing
  • Master's Degree preferbaly in Business or Economics
  • Knowledge of the global market dynamics and familiarity with corporate relationship model.
  • Proven capability in strategy definition and negotiation of long-term contracts
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Advanced proficiency in English, any other language is considered as 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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