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Raw Material Manager

Job Location: ​Franklin Park​

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:

The North American R&D raw material employee identifies new raw materials, develop and/or the improve half-finished and finished products. Prepares, issues and updates the specifications of raw material of competence following the Ferrero policy. Supports the preparation and issuing of the related specifications. Analyzes the raw material in order to have the knowledge in term of testing, taste and shelf life. Define the raw material characteristics using external laboratories. In the regulation system collaborates with the relevant BU for the constant maintenance of regulatory updating in order to react quickly in case of problems or take advantage of new opportunities. Support the PTPM during trial test for eventual problems related to raw materials resolution. Verifies possible improvement technological-productive of alternative raw materials. Collaborates with the technical entities in order to ensure the raw material characteristics maintenance.

Main Responsibilities:

• Identifies new raw materials in order to enable the development of half-finished and finished products, share all the information to the R&D lab that provide to prepare samples
• Identifies new raw materials for the improvement of half-finished and finished products, share the information with the lab that provide to prepare trial test in the lab.
• Prepare, issues and updates the specifications of raw materials of competence using the IT system of the company, receive all the information having contact with the supplier
• Supports the preparation and issuing of the related specifications making sure they comply with corporate policies
• Analyzes the data of experimental testing and taste, suggesting modification, and participating to the taste analyses to verify the product preservation. Supply the lab with the necessary quantity of raw material to prepare samples in the lab. Is in contact with external analysis lab and create a database of the data in our interest.
• Provides to the Product Technical Performance Manager technical support for eventual problems related to raw materials resolution and in case partecipate directly to an industrial test
• Coordinates laboratory testing in order to define raw materials characteristics check the method of analysis, verify the level of contaminant and control if the raw material respect our specification. Create a database of all this information to share with the Quality Department.
• Supports the process of raw materials provision in order to have the availability of all necessary materials to do the trial defined and required
• Collaborates with the relevant BU for the constant maintenance of regulatory updating (legislation and voluntary standards of the Category) in order to quickly grasp any emerging problems or to take advantage of new opportunities, share the information with the lab for the opportune analysis
• Verifies the used raw materials possible improvement, through the study of technological-productive interventions among suppliers and through the study of alternative raw materials
• Collaborates with the competent technical entities in new machineries design or in modifying the existing ones and verifies the correct respect of quality standards, in order to ensure the raw materials characteristics maintenance

Who we are looking for:

• Bachelor degree in related field
• 4-7 years relevant experience

•  Experience on Raw Material (processes
•  Knowledge on Food Law
•  Strong verbal and written communication skills
•  Sense of urgency to manage situations with ability to remain calm
•  Knowledge on Regulatory
•  Knowledge in problem solving
•  Knowledge in raw material analysis method
•  SAP system Knowledge

• Ability to set objectives and achieve goals
• Ability to lead and influence others
• Ability to problem solve and set priorities
• Ability to work effectively with others
• Ability to work in teams and contribute to cross-functional teams

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. 

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.