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Junior Packaging & Raw Material Buyer_ Maternity Cover

Job Location: ​Alba​

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:

The resource will be part of the Region Italy Procurement Team taking care assigned packaging categories by carrying out the activities of Purchase Request Control, de-risking project support, cross-category analysis

Main Responsibilities:

SOURCING MANAGEMENT: guarantees compliance with requirements to ensure business continuity through: SRM, order database management, scouting of new suppliers if required, proposal of allocation quotas to central procurement, in compliance with the strategy but functional to requests and needs line

OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT: control and intervention on the correctness of the specifications in order and relative consistency of operating codes and aggregate codes on which the valuation of the purchased item depends and its variance with respect to the budget

PURCHASING MANAGEMENT: control of compliance with the on-time in full by suppliers, management of the expected service level through analysis on the progress of the campaign, on the trend of obsolescences (control on tolerances). Participation in alignment meetings with the functions involved on priority and/or strategic projects for the group for which ad hoc retro-timing is built with counseling activities on emergency supply management.

NEGOTIATION: operational support for negotiation with suppliers, through the preparation of reports and analysis of campaign performance and data. For local items: management and preparation of rfq for new items and benchmark analysis for assignment.

BUDGET: support central categories for data analysis and control. For local categories, RFQ sending and feedback analysis

SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT: support and participation in business reviews and ad hoc meetings for critical issues or projects requested by the company; management of forecasts on items deemed strategic and critical (e.g. estathe cans, glass supply collaboration)

Who we are looking for:

  • A graduate in Business Management, Economy or equivalent
  • Experienced in team working, problem solving and criticalities management
  • Attention to details and strong proactivity
  • Knowledgeable about Microsoft Office (advanced Excel)
  • SAP experience will be considered a plus
  • Experienced in international companies with central HQ / Service company
  • Proficiency in English. Other languages will be considered as a plus (Italian, German, Spanish, etc.)
  • A person available for international mobility

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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