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Title:  Indirect Non-Industrial Category Buyer

Requisition ID:  21461
Location:  Milano
Function:  Purchasing
Contract Type:  Permanent
Experience:  3 - 5 years

Indirect Non-Industrial Category Buyer 
You will be part of the Global Procurement Function, in Marketing & Shared Services Category. As part of this team, your role will be to support the implementation of the strategy for Marketing & Shared Services spend, aligned with the needs of the stakeholders and the business. These categories include corporate services such as Media, Advertising, PR, Digital marketing, Market Research, Events and Car Rentals, Travels, Facility, Consultancies and Professional Services (not including Telco and IT). 

You will have the chance to focus on the following activities:
1.Analyzing market trends and research and select new suppliers;
2.Managing tenders in different merchandise categories through the standard buying process, which requires sending offer requests, analysis and offers alignment with the internal stakeholder function, negotiation, and definition of the supply contract and activation of buying orders process.
3.Concluding the qualification procedure of suppliers through company platform (Synertrade), managing all phases till order processing .
4.Contributing to the decision-making process by logically presenting ideas to decision makers, being a strong logic thinker, using information to accurately make timely decisions.


•Contributing to strategy development, including strategy coordination for related categories;
•Working with the stakeholders to identify spend areas and organize buying processes with the goal of identifying cost savings;
•Issuing RFx and analyzing best solutions, negotiating prices and commercial terms and conditions;
•Quickly acquiring knowledge in categories where there is limited internal knowledge;
•Supporting the internal reporting of results;
•Contracting negotiation and implementation, accompanying roll-out of new suppliers;
•Supplier Management and continuous evaluation/assessment of supplier performance, ensuring consistency of service, quality and compliance;
•Leading projects and work cross functionally, with regional/global procurement teams;
•Managing the whole purchasing process;
•Interfacing with all levels of management in all Regions, and all accountable functions (e.g. Legal, Tax, Administration, etc.).


•Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Economics;
•3+ years’ experience in non-industrial indirect categories procurement;
•Basic Knowledge of Contract, Accounting & Finance;
•Solid Knowledge of SAP MM and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is mandatory, a plus if working with e-procurement platform (Synertrade);
•Negotiation and effective communication (written and oral);
•Ability to adapt and work effectively under pressure and tight deadlines;
•Strong analytical skills and stakeholder management;
•Fluent in Italian and English;
•Willingness to travel internationally, if requested.

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