Buyer - Packaging & Transportation

For a prestigious multinational group leader in its sector, we are looking for an:


Buyer - Packaging and Transportation


This position will support strategic indirect purchasing activities (i.e. packaging and transportation) and drive the execution of key initiatives in the indirect spend category. The Indirect Buyer will help develop procurement processes, ensure corporate governance and manage supplier performance. Previous indirect purchasing experience would be advantageous.

The candidate will be responsible for the following activities:

• Identify synergies across plants and leverage indirect spend across the entire organization

• Liaise with stakeholder community - understand their needs and cooperate effectively

• Develop commodity strategies and lead the execution of strategic indirect purchasing initiatives for business support

• Develop partnership relationships with suppliers - meet, negotiate and review performance

• Execute purchasing activities: supplier consolidation, RFI & RFQ, sourcing, benchmarking, cost breakdown, negotiation, contracting, implementation, follow up, reporting

• Generate and implement cost reduction initiatives: supplier resourcing, price negotiation, technical change etc.

• Monitor, record and drive improved performance from suppliers

• Improve processes and ensure adherence to purchasing policies/governance



• Purchasing experience - indirect

• Supplier management experience

• Excellent relationship building and stakeholder engagement skills

• Experience of using purchasing or business systems (ERP)

• Fluent in English

• Experience within an industrial manufacturing industry would be highly desirable

• Excellent analytical skills

• Advanced Excel skills


Workplace: Bergamo Area



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