Plant Purchasing Manager
Purchasing & Sourcing
Full Time
Porcia, Italy
2019-07-25

Purchasing Manager

The Plant Purchasing Manager is responsible to lead the site Purchasing team; support and develop a structured, proactive, collaborative, and robust strategic direct material sourcing plan. Balance tactical execution for Direct Material projects while collaborating with cross functional teams, (Quality, Product Line, R&D, ENG, Operations, Finance….), to execute on time, with best in class Quality and Cost.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership

• Develop / deploy KPI’s and performance metrics for the Site Purchasing team
• Conduct performance appraisals
• Manage workload and project assignments across Purchasing team
• Develop, coach, mentor, recruit a high performance Purchasing team
• Structure and align team priorities to meet the needs of the business
• Drive a continuous improvement culture
• Teambuilding

Sourcing
• Direct Material cost control
• Strategic / early supplier engagement
• Cost modelling & cost breakdown roll out
• RFQ, sourcing activity, tooling capacity / utilization
• Negotiations, Contracts, Sourcing Board participation
• Work with Engineering, R&D, and Product Line to quantify investment required for components and technology
• Global purchasing strategy deployment 
• Risk management

Project Management
• Active contribution in projects covering purchasing roles & responsibilities
• Provide various direct material tracking reports, cost/spend analysis, and sourcing updates
• Develop strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders
• Asset management and tracking per Electrolux policies and procedures
• Preventive approach with right in time decision  
• Comply with the 20 steps procedure

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

• University Degree required (Engineering, Business, Finance, Supply Chain degree preferred)
• Minimum of five years of relevant experience
• Project management, cost structure knowledge and analytics
• Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
• Strategic vision and tactical execution
• Capable of setting priorities, meeting deadlines with strong initiative and pro-active mindset
• Strong decision making, problem solving and analytical skills with particular attention given to detail and accuracy
• Exceptional level of ethics, integrity, and judgment
• Ability to manage working in a dynamic fast paced work environment
• Fluent in English. Any other European language is an asset