Buyer

Location

TGD – Pavia, I.
LU-VE Group is a dynamic reality, able to attract the best talents, and offers a wide range of positions in teams of people with high ethical and professional profile, capable of generating high added value.

Brief Job Description

He/she will operate to expand the number of suppliers/technologies through both national and international scouting activities, managing their selection, with a view to optimizing costs, quality, timing and methods of supply.
By interacting assiduously with internal corporate offices, the Buyer will ensure continuous improvement in economic and qualitative terms of the sources of supply, also stimulating product and material innovation processes through collaboration with suppliers.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the administrative part of the purchasing process: receipt and processing of order requests for the commodities assigned to him/her, processing and issuing of orders with signature according to POA, preparation of the purchase documentation according to current procedures.
  • Update the price lists, lead times and in general the data necessary for the proper functioning of the ERP/MRP system.
  • Support office activities such as drafting requests for offers, data analysis, escalation support for reminders to suppliers regularly carried out by planning, participation in work order development meetings.
  • Scouting for new suppliers and reporting.
  • Negotiate, in alignment with the objectives received from their manager and from the Global Commodity Buyer, the best commercial conditions for the product categories assigned to them, including any auxiliary services and materials.
  • Support the definition of the Commodity Strategy and work on its implementation
  • Manage the preparation of any very important negotiations, with autonomy and responsibility increasing over time and commensurate with experience.
  • Manage the entire process of purchasing products from the group of suppliers assigned for the plant with the necessary skills.
  • Analyze the technical drawings for the materials to be purchased in close contact with the Technical and Production Departments to ensure the identification of the best solutions.
  • Collaborate proactively with colleagues in Supply Chain management to always ensure the availability of materials by intervening with suppliers when appropriate.
  • Follow the various activities relating to the supply in their several phases, promptly intervening for any reminders or order changes.
  • Support the progress of sourcing projects at a global level connected to business development projects (for example, localization of supplies connected to new plants).
  • Support the implementation of development projects of the Purchasing Department at a global level.
  • Promote the circulation of the information necessary to the other Departments, ensuring maximum support in particular to the Commercial Department to promptly satisfy customers of the Group.
  • Ensure adequate support for the development of the necessary synergies in the Purchasing sector.
  • Collaborate with the Quality Department for the continuous improvement of the supplier base, the related audit and approval activities and the updating of the list of approved suppliers.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years of experience in Purchasing (e.g. Buyer, preferably with a multinational).
  • Autonomy in the preparation of data for the execution of negotiations independently and/or with the support of the manager only for contracts of particularly high value.
  • Experience in managing KPIs for the Purchasing Department.
  • Good knowledge of mechanical drawing.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Office package, in particular EXCEL and PowerPoint.
  • If possible, International Sourcing experience (preferably BCC).
  • Degree in engineering or related subject.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.

OTHER DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Willingness to travel, also internationally and for extended periods if necessary.

 

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