Group Sourcing Manager
Zobele Group
Trento, ITALY
4 gg fa


  • Assesscompany spent (what is bought, where, at what prices?) to identify areas of opportunity
  • Estimate potential savings , outliningease of capture and outline sourcingplan .
  • Developcategory strategies to fit current and future requirements
  • Lead the implementation of theprojects in the sourcing plan , involving the local plant sourcing team, according to astructured and consistent sourcing methodology :
  • Facilitateset up and operation of cross-functional project teams to support the project and the following implementation(incl.
  • supplier / material homologation when relevant)

  • Identify and screen potentialsupplier base
  • Shortlistsuppliers and conduct RFP / RFQ’s optimizing / creatingand using Zobele’s standard tools
  • Develop evaluation models and score responses , present findings and agreeshortlists for negotiation stage
  • Prepare and manage a f act-based negotiation process and supplier selection based on totalcost / value
  • Benchmark, track savings and restartassessment cycle

  • Implement a structured approach for gatheringsupplier input in the product development stage : liaise with the Technologydepartment structurally involve suppliers in new product development andinnovation from the idea generation stage (build a project pipeline for supplier collaboration );
  • manage supplier selection , idea gathering andidea evaluation process on a project by project basis.

  • Propose and implement KPIs to track added value from supplier involvement in innovation
  • Coach the plant sourcing teams to implement a structure, fact-based and consistent strategicsourcing approach : develop, customize, share tools and template;
  • provide learning on the job , developing thelocal sourcing resources to progressively take ownership of key steps; act as a dedicated resource to limit theadditional workload on local teams generated by implementing the approach;
  • communicateand explain category strategies; ensureadherence to category strategies, guidelines and policies .

    Requirements :

  • Fluency in English is a prerequisite
  • University degree in a quantitative discipline
  • 10+ years’ experience of growing responsibilities in Purchasing,ideally in a FMCG contract manufacturing environment
  • Strong strategic sourcing management capabilities
  • Procurement best practice across diverse spend categories
  • Experience in working on a project basis , leading and implementing a broad range of purchasing projects
  • Successful track record of leading complex negotiations and delivery in afast-paced procurement function
  • Demonstratedability to lead by example, take ownership and responsibility for the tasksassigned and their delivery.
  • Previous expertise in VA / VE (Value Analysis / Value Engineering ) is adesirable
  • Proficiency in MicrosoftOffice and SAP
  • Excellent analytical and numericalskills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to deliver outstanding work to tight deadlines andmanage a diverse workload
  • Capable both as networkerand team developer
  • Available to travel
  • ZobeleGroup is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, treats all applicationsequally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and qualifications.

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