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Procurement / Buyer

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Date: Jul 22, 2022

Location: Fabriano (Ancona)

Company: franke

The role:

Procurement / Buyer (Home Solutions), who represents both the face of procurement for the Business, and the face of the Business for Procurement. He/she is the key Procurement Business Partner to the local entity for the assigned spend and categories. He/she provides procurement service and secures Procurement’s support to the local business strategy and performance.

He/she is accountable for the implementation of the central and local procurement strategies for the assigned spend and categories. He/she ensures proper deployment of procurement practices, policies and projects; creating a competitive advantage for Franke at a minimum risk to the business. At the same time, he/she is the voice of the customer towards the central organization regarding what support is required from Procurement in order to best support the business success.

The Buyer is reporting to the Procurement Cluster Lead within the Division and is instrumental in driving alignment through stakeholder groups and across distinct spend and categories for the respective locations.

We are looking for:

  • Ability to work with uncertainties
  • Business acumen
  • At ease with conflicting interests
  • Action oriented. Quick problem solver
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically and to work with complex data
  • 3 - 5 years experience within Procurement
  • Ideally worked in a Matrix environment
  • International business experience desired
  • Ability to travel
  • Education in Business Administration
  • Procurement and/ or Supply Chain Management experience
  • Fluent in English. Other languages a plus
  • ERP background – SAP preferred but not mandatory

How you will contribute:

 

  • Understand division strategy and objectives and translate into procurement requirements
  • Cascade categories long term strategies
  • Support on identification of local initiatives
  • Contract Implementation and management for locally concluded contracts
  • Manage local evaluation on key contract and strategic suppliers’ performance
  • Consolidate and feed the categories with relevant information on suppliers
  • Influence local top management towards Procurement integration and alignment  
  • Ownership of the local spend
  • Manage escalation process with direct category management or Procurement leadership
  • Remove existing barriers to enable more effective delivery

 

About Franke

Franke is a world leading provider of products and solutions for residential kitchens, professional foodservice and coffee preparation established in 40 countries. At Franke, we want to make everything we do wonderful - from what we manufacture and design, to the way we deal with our partners, customers and each other.

Franke Home Solutions is the world’s leading provider of intelligent systems for food preparation and cooking, including sinks, taps, hoods, worktops, and cooking appliances. Systems designed to make every kitchen wonderful!

Additional information can be found at: www.franke.com

                         

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Franke Group does not accept unsolicited assistance from search companies for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search companies to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place.