The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods.
The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations.
These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency.
Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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Plant Purchasing Manager
Job Description Summary
The Plant Purchasing Manager, reporting to the South Europe & MEA Purchasing manager, will ensure the operational continuity of the different sites of his perimeter, Rodoretto, Malanaggio, Avezzano, Carrara, Corsico, for a total purchasing spend of 60M€.
Responsible of Local Purchases
Responsible of the purchase contracts for local purchases OpEx / CapEx
Support deployment of larger CapEx on his / her sites
Frequent local presence in the different sites of his / her perimeter
Sourcing new suppliers and negotiating contracts
Propose and manage local purchase synergies
Monitoring suppliers : Performance, KPI’s, Appraisal
Reporting and analysis, capture of data, collaboration with financial departments for documented the financial performance of his / her targets
Responsible for the Deployment of Global / Regional Category Management Policy & Strategy
Work closely with regional category managers (indirect, transport, energy, chemicals, packaging, raw materials, mining, capex )
Ensure compliances with purchasing strategy and policy at site level
Organize and coordinate local trials with the suppliers (Global / Regional / Local Suppliers)
Lead new purchasing initiatives at cross-clusters or at country level, on a case by case basis
Playing an active role in Continuous Improvement Processes and Strategy
Be the single point of contact to the plant managers of the designated sites.
Collect the local purchasing requirements : anticipate, collect and optimize the sites requirements in terms of quantity and specifications
Ensure internal customer satisfaction with the performance of the purchasing team.
Entry point for all purchase requests
Supplier quality management
Close collaboration with supply chain / procurement
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and other characteristics
Leadership, problem solving, interpersonal, communications, planning, team participation skills, and / or language requirements.
Highly motivated and proactive driver of change
Strong negotiation and communication skills both internally and externally
Ability to have a global view and link business needs to purchasing strategy.
Confident decision maker.
Proficient in, Google tools, MS Office software, experience ERP systems (e.g. SAP / R3, SPA / HANA IFS
Ability to quickly understand high level technical elements of the category being handled.
Understanding and actively promote the procurement cycle
Have the ability to support and champion the development and introduction of effective purchasing methods and tools
Language : English (advanced level)
Italian : monther tongue
Experience : +5 years in similar function, preferable in a multinational Corporation
Education level : master degree (Engineering or technical background)