Operational Buyer - Italian Speaking
A fantastic opportunity for anyone who has experience with vendor management & operational purchasing who can speak Italian to a fluent level. Must and will be asked to demonstrate capability of this in a business environment.
$20bn business across over 150 countries working in sectors ranging from electrical safety equipment to aerospace contracts. My client is a global technology leader in diversified power management solutions.
Generate purchase orders in line with approved MRP and proactively seek supplier acknowledgements to deliver against on-time delivery targets
Maintaining minimum stock levels whilst avoiding disruption to production
Review invoices in query and address as appropriate in a timely manner taking necessary action and seeking the required approval to resolve and avoid any reoccurrence
Coordinate the reduction and pro-active management of NCR's and ensure that quality or delivery requirements are adhered to
Conduct formal market testing exercises as part of a continuous commercial review process (RFI/RFP)
Support the new parts introduction process by obtaining the necessary information from suppliers and assisting in the improvement of this process
Provide information and statistics with regard to purchasing activities as required to support business needs
Collaborate and communicate effectively with all stakeholders
Support on escalations of all portfolio items from other members of the team
Coordinate and be responsible for specifically agreed projects as agreed with the management team
Carry out supplier performance metrics and facilitate regular business review meetings with selected key suppliers
Negotiate and implement commercial improvements with suppliers ensuring that the company is appropriately protected and ensuring that the lowest possible costs and best credit terms are negotiated.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with the company's suppliers and internal customers in accordance with the ethical code and standards of conduct maintaining the highest level of professionalism at all times
Continually seek and identify areas for improvement, in line with the strategic direction of the purchasing organization with a view to improving service levels to customers
Ensure proper and professional commercial engagement at all times
Perform other specific and general duties as required and agreed
MUST BE ITALIAN SPEAKING TO A FLUENT LEVEL
HAVE HAD EXPERIENCE OF OPERATIONAL PURCHASING AND VENDOR MANAGEMENT
CIPS CERTIFIED OR SAP EXPERIENCED WOULD BE DESIRABLE
LARGE OPERATION AT HAND - CHANGING OF INTERNATIONAL SUPPLY BASES - NEED TO BE ABLE TO GET STUCK IN