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Lead Commodity Buyer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Parma
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 390913/001_1552649378
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 15/03/2019

As part of their global transformation, this specialized equipment/machinery manufacturer are currently hiring for a Commodity Leader to join their team in Parma. A leading provider for the Packaging industry, they design specialised solutions for the biggest customers on the market, with products in operation in over 190 countries worldwide. Placing a large emphasis on their quality and innovation, they look for professionals who embody these traits and are passionate about the added-value that procurement brings to supply-chain.

The role:

  • Responsibility for development and implementation of global strategy for the assigned categories

  • Analysis of supplier market, leading cost, quality and logistic improvements

  • Manage global relationships with key suppliers and internal stakeholders

  • Leading negotiation of critical, long-term contracts

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Strong strategic sourcing competencies, preferably within an industrial background

  • Ability to work within a complex, international structure

  • Experience managing multiple internal and external stakeholders

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Strong methodology and commitment to best sourcing practices

  • Ambitious personality, always keen to further their education in procurement

We are searching for talented procurement professionals, who want the exposure of leading their own strategy development on an international level. Although this will be for the Electronics and Automation category, specific experience with these kind of commodities is not required - strong strategic sourcing competencies and a high level of motivation are key.

Benefits:

  • Be part of a transformation project, at a global-scale within the group

  • Travel opportunities across Europe and China

  • Investment in employees' training and professional development

  • Freedom to implement your own strategic ideas

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, or any other potential roles that may be available to you, apply below for a confidential discussion, or contact Chris Williams directly on: +44 203 7588932

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