Purchasing Specialist

In Italian kitchens for nearly 120 years, the Mutti family has been committed to offering consumers and customers the highest quality tomato products. With a continuous yearly growth, global presence in over 85 countries and annual global sales over than 370 € million, today Mutti is Italy’s undisputed #1 brand of shelf-stable tomatoes. Mutti remains rooted in its values of simplicity, continuous pursuit of excellence, sustainability, transparency, and respect for - and growth of its people.  Its founder and namesake established these values more than a century ago and are carried forward by today’s CEO, Francesco Mutti.

For our headquarter in Parma we are currently looking for a Purchasing Specialist to join us!

The Purchasing Specialist will work within the Supply Chain department reporting to the Group Purchasing Manager. He/she will be responsible for sourcing goods and services for the company at the best value regarding quality and price.

If you want to drive your career froward by joining a solid, growing and dynamic company that will maximize your exposure, impact and opportunities to learn, this is the right opportunity for you!

The Purchasing Specialist will have the following main responsibilities:
  • Procurement, sourcing, and contracting of materials, equipment, and services
  • Support the sourcing and selection of new suppliers and negotiation of purchase terms to ensure that the goods and services meet the technical requirements and business needs
  • Activity of data analysis and baseline consolidation
  • Complying with department procedures and realizing department goals
  • Maintaining complete updated purchasing records/data and pricing in the system
  • Monitoring and co-ordinating deliveries of items between suppliers to ensure that all items are delivered to site on time
  • Working closely with the projects team to understand details of procurement requirements and transversal activities
  • Degree in Economics, Engineering, or related fields
  • Minimum three years of Procurement or Sourcing experience preferably in food or automotive industry
  • Proficiency in MS Office (especially Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Good knowledge of English language
Core competencies:
  • Communication: building partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to implement projects and meet shared objectives
  • Data analysis: being able to collect and analyse data to support decision-making processes
  • Negotiation: the ability to influence stakeholders to generate value for the company
  • Problem Solving: being proactive in anticipating, identifying and proposing solutions to solve problems
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