EMEA Commodity and Advanced Purchasing Manager – Food Preparation
Purchasing & Sourcing
Full Time
SuseganaItaly
2018-02-28

Electrolux is a successfull international company, leader in the home and professional appliances markets with its headquarters in Stockholm.

Electrolux Major Appliances EMEA is our largest business unit. 
With its 19.140 employees and operations in all European countries, have a wide understanding of  consumers’ needs and desires. Through our “Taste, Care and Well-being strategy”, we want to design and produce innovative products and services, that help our customers to reach the goals they desire.

EMEA Purchasing & the role:

Electrolux Major Appliances Purchasing is a fundamental contributor for the achievement of the company objectives. We approximately control a value of roughly 2.3 Bil € currently equal to +/- 60% of our Net Sales.

Our mission is to support the company in delivering on-time with perfect quality at the right cost, so that as a company we can live up to the expectations of our customers..

We, 180 colleagues of 18 different nationalities, operate both at central and plant level and collaborate with a panel of international suppliers engaging them with our internal business partners as: Sales, R&D, Quality, Manufacturing & Engineering, Product Line, Marketing, Finance etc.

We rely on building strong cooperation. We focus on innovation, quality and development of long-term relationships with our strategic suppliers. Sustainability and continuous improvement are the elements that are underpinning our activity.

As we operate in a dynamic, international and competitive environment, we count on our well-developped social capabilities and good set of technical or financial skills to get us through the day. For sure it represents a fantastic growth experience where you can learn from all the different activities we need to manage.

Job responsibilities:

The European Commodity & Advanced Purchasing Manager is responsible for her/his commodity budgets, building and deploying the purchasing strategies, performing the sourcing activities and driving results for all the plants in Electrolux EMEA, in close cooperation with suppliers and internal stakeholders. 

The suitable candidate will:
• Develop a good relationship with key peers (Purchasing ,Quality, Product Line, R&D, Operations);
• Hold the complete relationship with suppliers;
• Actively contribute in meetings, projects and events;  
• Develop and deploy the commodity strategies;
• Foster innovation input from suppliers and promote it into Electrolux organization;
• Plan, organize and drive the best sourcing activities;

All this while keeping Electrolux values and priorities in check. 

Education:
University degree (Industrial/Mechanical/Electrical Engineer or Economics background is an asset) 

Skills required:
Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in purchasing in a multinational environment
• Experience in adjacent disciplines as manufacturing, research and development is welcomed;
• Ability to work  in a dynamic, multicultural environment, strong cooperation skills;
• Energy in converting ideas and concepts into projects and actions to satisfy our customers’ needs;
• Interest in the future political and economic evolution, curiousity to explore the opportunities of the new world trends in sustainability, Internet-of-things, digitization and innovatve ideas/solutions;
• Avaialability for regular international travelling getting in contact with different cultural backgrounds, industrial and economical realities.

Languages: Fluent in English, any other language is an asset.