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Supply Chain Procurement Specialist

Parsippany, NJ

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 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. 

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 Supply Chain Procurement Specialist's primary responsibilities include performing transportation, warehouse and pallet procurement activities including scouting and negotiating, market monitoring, developing supplier relationships, risk management, and contract management fully compliant with Supply Chain Procurement policies and strategies to meet the needs of Ferrero North America in a cost and service effective manner.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Active in procurement techniques: sourcing, negotiating, RFI/ RFQ tender management, market analysis, risk management, budgeting
  • Lead and execute sourcing activities while maintaining compliance with company guidelines
  • Lead negotiations with suppliers to secure maximum value while taking into consideration TCO (total cost of ownership), service, and quality
  • Build supplier relationships that generate value for both Ferrero and the suppliers over time
  • Manage and maintain contract coverage inclusive of measuring and improving their utilization
  • Implement and ensure compliance of Group/Local Policies and Procedures and ensure Process Governance
  • Analyze and monitor market trends, supplier landscape and innovation/trends for respective categories
  • Ensure proper alignment with internal stakeholders on business requirements
  • Collaborate and support the Procurement team in executing strategic sourcing activities for supply chain categories

Who we are looking for:

  • Up to 3+ years of Supply Chain experience in operations and/ or procurement
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to interpret commercial contract language is required
  • Strong knowledge of Excel (e.g. vlookup, pivot tables, etc.), PowerPoint and Word
  • Experience in a cross cultural/international organization 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. 

Additional Information:

Effective February 7, 2022, all Ferrero employees are required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19.  If you accept an offer of employment from Ferrero, you are expected to abide by Ferrero’s Commercial COVID-19 Vaccination Guidelines and General Procedures, a copy of which will be provided to you upon hire.

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark