Factory Buyer

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Date: 14 May 2024

Location: Rubiera, IT

Company: Tetra Pak

At Tetra Pak we commit to making food safe and available, everywhere; and we protect what's good – protecting food, protecting people, and protecting the planet. By doing so we touch millions of people's lives every day. And we need people like you to make it happen.

Job Summary

We are looking for a Buyer who will be responsible for supplier management of base and preferred suppliers. Part of your other activities will be to Request For Quotation (RFQ), negotiation, contract management and analysis of suppliers, competition, benchmark, and spend analysis. You will be responsible for supplier management in line with strategy, process, and KPIs for assigned suppliers and to support closely the Packaging Material Factory Team in Rubiera.  This is a permanent position and you will be based in Rubiera, Italy. You'll be reporting to Procurement Manager based in Modena, Italy and you will be part of an international team overseeing the procurement activities in a dynamic and challenging landscape.


What you will do

  • Sourcing and Contracting
  • Drive sourcing and contracting activities as per strategy and policy
  • Identify and implement cost saving initiatives contributing to reduction of total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Negotiate and contract local suppliers, support Global and Regional category leaders in execution of agreed procurement strategies
  • Realize cost savings through sourcing activities 
  • Drive and measure supplier performance; manage local supplier base and ensure delivers in full, in quality and on time
  • Ensure Purchasing Policy, processes and tools are known and followed by local stakeholders
  • Identify opportunities for optimisation and to drive automation within existing processes to unlock productivity 
  • Develops and maintains strong stakeholder management relationships. Communicates results and acts as a proactive Business Partner 
  • Share good practices and facilitates networking on site 

We believe you have

  • University Degree in Engineering.
  • Experience with procurement (preferably MRO, maintenance services, pallets, polymer films) is preferable
  • Fluent English (spoken & written), Fluent Italian (spoken and written)
  • Project Management and Supplier relationship management experience is preferred
  • Good understanding of Purchase to Pay processes
  • Strong experience in SAP is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience as a “cross-functional” team member preferably gained in an international environment
  • Result oriented with a drive to make a difference
  • Good networking skills with ability to build and utilize networks internal and external
  • Proven ability to influence and collaborate
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Autonomous, self-starter, energetic, structured approach 
  • Takes ownership and drives for results 

We Offer You

  • A variety of exciting challenges with ample opportunities for development and training in a truly global landscape
  • A culture that pioneers a spirit of innovation where our industry experts drive visible results
  • An equal opportunity employment experience that values diversity and inclusion
  • Market competitive compensation and benefits with flexible working arrangements


Apply Now

If you are inspired to be part of our promise to protect what’s good; for food, people, and the planet, apply through our careers page at https://jobs.tetrapak.com/

This job posting expires on 27 May 2024.

Please submit your cv in English.


Diversity, equity, and inclusion is an everyday part of how we work. We give people a place to belong and support to thrive, an environment where everyone can be comfortable being themselves and has equal opportunities to grow and succeed. We embrace difference, celebrate people for who they are, and for the diversity they bring that helps us better understand and connect with our customers and communities worldwide.


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