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Buyer, Direct Services

Job Location: ​Franklin Park​

Franklin Park, Illinois

Company description - DO NOT EDIT

Ferrero is anything but ordinary!
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®.
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!

About the Role:

Ensure the search, evaluation and selection of suppliers for all materials and services necessary for the production unit’s operation, in compliance with the Group’s directives as provided by the Central Purchasing Office and the needs of the local departments. Negotiate pricing and prepare the contracts obtaining authorized signatures, the issuance of related purchase orders and all the necessary operations for the development of the purchasing process.

Main Responsibilities:
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  • Support the technical Purchase Order process from approved requisition to Purchase Order 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 Headquarter
  • Guarantee selection of suppliers through specific meetings with potential suppliers, in collaboration with the Central Purchasing and department requesting the material or service
  • Guarantee the negotiation of technical supplies and services, carried out in collaboration with respective Central Purchasing Offices in compliance with budget and Corporate 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 financial/insurance matters
  • Ensure ongoing supplier evaluation by managing complaints from Logistics, Production, Quality, Maintenance
  • Manage non-compliance issues with suppliers, request and monitor corrective action when necessary
  • Ensure preparation of reports for orders issued including all necessary information to Central Purchasing Offices
  • Support departmental projects such as new investments, preparation of departmental budgets and new initiatives
  • Provide support with the technical referents in the annual budget elaboration and definition process
  • Cooperate with the legal office to define and accept confidentiality agreement referred to plants and machineries strategic suppliers
Who we are looking for:
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a Buying or Procurement focused role
  • Proven Negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Previous experience with SAP required.
  • Knowledge of procurement process.
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.