Purchasing Project Manager Dish Care
Purchasing & Sourcing
Full Time
Susegana, Italy
2018-05-10

Job Description:
• In her / his activity field the European PL Purchasing Project Manager drives and coordinates the purchasing / R&D / Industrial Operations projects and Innovation activities of Electrolux Major Appliances.
• The European PL  Purchasing Project Manager is responsible for the monitoring, the follow-up and the reporting, highlighting of possible criticalities affecting the achievements of the project. 
• The European PL  Purchasing Project Manager is responsible for driving the Open Innovation process within Purchasing and with the other Electrolux functions and with the suppliers

Key Operational responsibilities:
• The topic list below is to be considered as a large but not entirely complete description of the responsibilities. 

Organisational work:
• Maintain a professional working relationship with key peers in R&D, Operations and in the Product Line (PL).
- Exchange information with key peers and ensure their action.
- Participate/ensure participation in events relevant to the PL  linked with the relevant projects he’s working on
• Gathering and spreading relevant project information to the organization.
• Gathering and promoting Innovation ideas in the organization.
• Ensure a good relationship with the Purchasing Organisations of the other PL´s.
- Maintain good collaboration with the other PL Purchasing organizations.
- Organise a professional transfer/exchange of information.
- Keep the best interest of Electrolux in mind in all decisions

Operational activities:
• Coordinate and drive purchasing activities to achieve the planned results.
• Execute activities dictated by purchasing leadership for specific commodities, organizing and executing the RFQ process according to the agreed-upon rules and processes
• Warn and escalate to project criticalities/problems.
• For each project coordinate the commodities activities to reach and exceed the targets.
- Financial targets e.g. payment terms, warehousing, incoterms change.
- Timing targets
- Quality targets e.g. SMS registration, supplier development projects.
- Logistics targets e.g. warehousing, packaging, transport, contracting.
- Special projects.
• Prepare presentation for Open Innovation Board and track ideas in the different stages of the process.
• Have a proper, up-to-date reporting and administration on the projects and Innovation ideas
- Regular status updating
- Point out of criticalities with early warnings where necessary
- A proactive approach to the project coordination
- Proper communication on project status to management & peers.
• Be an information sharing point for the organization.
- Communicate and align with Commodity & Adv. Purchasing Managers and R&D project leaders.
- Involve all stakeholders prior to making a decision.
- Interact with the Quality organization to support an initiate Quality improvement activities.
- One-voice approach to suppliers.
• Be the purchasing interface for Innovation
• Ensure compliance with Electrolux procedures 
- Reporting
- GPP 
- Delegation of Authority
- Electrolux and Purchasing policies
- OI Process

Education:
• Business or technical degree (preferred at university level)
• Purchasing / R&D / project management professional qualification is an asset

Experience required:
• Minimum of 3  years relevant experience, engineering, operations, sales, supply chain,…
• Strong drive to deliver bottom-line results.
• Proven capability to operate in a complex multinational organization, ability to coordinate/lead contribution from other functions like R&D or Quality.

Personal Characteristics:
• Stress-resistant.
• Result driven and action-oriented.
• Good communicator
• Good negotiating and influencing skills.
• Strong team player.

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