Senior General Purchasing Manager

Job Location: ​Shanghai​

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 more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767  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 scope covering FTS and FFH 
  • To ensure the procurement of the assigned goods/services, complying with budgeting long/mid-range plans and expected quality level
  • Market monitoring, risk management, supplier relationship management, contract management and negotiations for his areas of responsibility
  • To develop new supplying sources or purchasing process fully compliant with global General Procurement roadmap and strategies.

Main Responsibilities:


  • Guarantees Category implementation, ensuring business continuity and cost mitigation across commodities and plants.
  • Secure a proper and correct market and spend analysis for the categories at regional level, by granting data accuracy with Finance and by providing the management with updated specific analysis.
  • Ensures the management of pre-defined procurement activities due to specific Categories, ensuring availability of services with agreed quality and service levels while optimizing value for Ferrero and applying the internal methodologies, procedures and tools


  • Ensures relative market analysis, supervising the scouting and the definition of the supplier base according to criteria of quality of service, cost, sustainability, market benchmarking, flexibility, Ferrero cultural fit, Innovation in order to have the best partnership and bring the most value to the company business.
  • Ensure Scouting plan execution according to strategy, with focus on risk management. 
  • Responsible for qualifying new suppliers that eligible for Ferrero requirements and participate into their accreditation Assist company functional departments to research and develop competent suppliers of high-quality products/services for the assigned purchase and prepares proposals or other informational requests. 
  • Organize vendor selection process to ensure the best solution on price/quality and delivery time 
  • Support company functional departments to achieve satisfactory conclusion purchasing contracts with suppliers for the assigned area of goods/services, ensuring adequate purchasing terms and conditions.


  • Monitor and guarantee the right source-to-pay process in order to respect the contract requisitions and the company financial terms established. 
  • Guarantee Supplier Registration and Qualification, with Legal MSA, Financial Assessment, Insurance Compliance, Resp. Sourcing Compliance, Certification and Quality if needed.
  • Monitoring the progress and positions of suppliers along the due diligence cycle
  • Ensure compliance with policies and central GOS (group operation standard) and supervise local sourcing activities.
  • Optimize the processes to increase efficiencies.


  • Ensures the application of contracts that fulfil ensuring supply needs, meet specifications, timing and service level standards 
  • Ensure new required contract compliance with legal and central governance.
  • Vendor mapping with annual spending


  • Quarterly/Yearly - Monitor and reporting of KPI performance (top Suppliers with 80% of spending) - to guarantee the reliability of supply in terms of quality, delivery time and volumes.
  • Monthly monitoring of Actual cost vs Budget/SAF
  • Periodic review on market data on General Procurement category suppliers’ services

Who we are looking for:

  • Experience and education/training on Purchasing or relevant territory
  • Knowledge of Marketing tools; experience with marketing agencies (creative/digital/consultant) is a plus
  • Analytical skills 
  • Strong Negotiation skills and Communication skills
  • Knowledge of procurement process, esp. with global team is a plus
  • Strong Relationship Management skills.
  • Proficiency in English and Mandarin is required - both, written and spoken., working within a large global MNC
  • SAP experience is a must
  • Ariba Experience 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.