Technical Procurement Manager

Job location: ​​Arlon​

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:

For our plant based in Arlon in Belgium, we are looking for a Technical Procurement Manager for our Technical Procurement Team. In this position, you will manage the overall governance of the Technical Procurement team, collaborating in the definition of the strategy and managing the budget for relative purchasing category, according to medium and long-term group strategies.  

By covering this role, you will report directly to the Area Europe Technical Procurement Manager and Regional Procurement Manager  , and be part of the Plant LeadershipTeam and this will provide you with high exposure to the full Procurement function of the Group and continuous engagement with the different departments of the plant.

Main responsabilities :

You ensure the strategy implementation in alignment with medium and long-term Group strategies and responding to the business needs.

You manage and coordinate internal relations with the different actors of the process in the optimization perspective of the value chain. 

You will perform market analyses for the Region, in order to constantly monitor the market and provide the management with updated specific analyses.

You will manage procurement activities (i.e. tender, negotiation, price list,  etc.), ensuring product and service availability with agreed quality and service levels while optimizing value for Ferrero and applying the internal methodologies, procedures and tools.

You will collaborate on input for savings/ improvements and ensuring Capex and Opex budget and timing.

You will analyze the relative market, identifying suppliers that are potentially suitable to Ferrero Group requirements in terms of quality and innovation. On top of this, you will conduct negotiation with suppliers in alignment with internal procedures and Ferrero Code of Business Conduct.
Moreover, you will define contracts that minimize TCO and meet qualitative, quantitative, timing and service level standards. You will also verify compliance of contracts and master agreements (terms, technical features, secrecy conditions, intellectual property, etc.)

In term of risks management, you will contribute to the risk profile, monitor and reduce risks through the implementation of specific actions / plans.
You will also maintain, consolidate, and improve the relationships with existing suppliers, to ensure continuity, manage criticalities and strengthen common objectives. On top of this you will monitor suppliers performances (through specific KPIs), comparing with external and internal benchmark, in order to ensure supply reliability, meet quality, quantity and time objectives, identify possible corrections and involve suppliers in critical situations.

In addition to that, you will be accountable for managing the people assigned, ensuring a management system based on Group values, motivation, diversity & inclusion, competence development and empowerment. You will also be in charge of guaranteeing Human Resources professional development, evaluating the people and proposing development initiatives.

Who we are looking for:

You will bring your educational background in Economics, Engineering or Mathematics with around 7 years’ experience in procurement area. Previous experience in food/FMCG industry sector is considered as a plus

You are showing excellent analytical, stakeholders management and communication skills while demonstrating flexibility and the ability to jump and develop different topics.  

On top of that, you will bring your knowledge in French and English, and any other language is 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.