Director, Technical Procurement
Company: Ferrero International S.A.
Location: Franklin Park
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Ferrero is a global company that is privately owned by the
Ferrero family. The company has grown from the small Italian
confectionary shop in Alba, Italy to become the third largest
confectionary manufacturer in the world, producing famous
market-leading brands such as Nutella--, Tic Tac--, Ferrero
Rocher--, and Kinder Joy-- along with American icons
Butterfinger--, Crunch--, and Baby Ruth-- . With new innovations
and exciting expansions plans in place, there has never been a
better time to join the Ferrero Group and be extraordinary with us!
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:
Ensure the search, evaluation and selection of suppliers for all
materials and services necessary for the production unit's
operation. Supervise and support the drawing up of contracts and
the obtaining of authorized signatures, the issuance of related
purchase orders and all the necessary operations for the
development of the purchasing process. You will work cross
functionally with other departments implementing processes in order
to launch projects. Main Responsibilities: --- Supervise and
support the technical PO process from approved requisition to PO
and support goods receipt.
--- Ensure the search for local suppliers of Services,
Utilities/Energy, Machinery and equipment, codified and non
codified items, in compliance with quality standards established by
--- Guarantee selection through specific meetings with potential
suppliers, in collaboration with the Central Purchasing and
department requesting the material or service;
--- Collaborate in the process of receiving final
specifications/detailed descriptions from suppliers--
--- Manage supplier evaluation process by maintaining supplier
--- Guarantee the negotiation of technical supplies and services,
carried out in collaboration with respective Central Purchasing
Offices in compliance with budget and Group objectives.
--- Ensure the resolution of contractual agreements in accordance
with local regulations, Central Purchasing and company guidelines
(signatures, financial aspects, etc.);
--- Involve Finance department to evaluate the clauses of
--- Ensure the registering of all contractual agreements.
--- Work with legal in defining contractual clauses.--
--- Develop and maintain a strong positive rapport with all
--- Ensure ongoing supplier evaluation by managing complaints from
Logistics, Production, Quality, Maintenance;
--- Visit global suppliers--
--- Attend North American seminars and trade shows
--- Ensure preparation of reports for orders issued including all
necessary information to Central Purchasing Offices;
--- Project Support - Support departmental projects such as new
investments, preparation of departmental budgets and new
--- Develop creative solutions for cost reduction, and continuous
improvement of purchasing processes and procedures--
--- Prepare, monitor and control technical purchasing budget
--- Supervise the of day to day activities of the Technical Buyer
Who we are looking for: --- Minimum 5 years experience in a
Technical Purchasing Role.
--- Bachelor's degree in Business or related field.
--- Knowledge of local supplier market, pricing agreements,
purchasing process and related procedures.
--- Previous experience managing a team. Ferrero N.A. provides
equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and
applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
-- 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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