We are currently in the process of recruiting a candidate to cover a position of Senior Buyer - Components

Manages relations with the suppliers in the area of competence; guarantees supply flow in full compliance with the expected quality, service and cost standards; champions the ongoing improvement of suppliers’ services and ensures the best service to internal customers.



-        Conduct market analysis to identify the best materials/services suppliers to match the Marketing, R&D Depts needs

-        Gather all information necessary to assess suppliers' overall quality (e.g. balance sheets, solvency, technical capability, quality certifications, client portfolio, etc.) cooperating with the Quality, Logistics and R&D Depts in the pre-audit activities.

RFQ Drafting

-        Gather all technical/financial information to draft and forward the RfQ to would-be-suppliers (e.g. drawings, technical specifications, IdL, BOMs, contracts documentations, etc.).


-        Identify the RfQ recipients and acquire all information about suppliers called to tender such as costs breakdown, materials certificates, additional information required by the ISO standards, etc.

-        Start negotiations with suppliers and identify the best commercial and contractual terms and conditions in line with the agreed strategy and the market conditions

-        Define supplier’s phase-in/phase-out plans in cooperation with the Procurement area Mgmt and monitor implementation in line with the agreed plan

-        Ensure that suppliers accept and comply with the General Purchasing Terms and Conditions and sign ad hoc supply contracts if required.

Supplier approval

-        Log the new supplier master data into the management system (SAP) by recording all available parameters (info record)

-        Notify the relevant areas (Quality and Logistics) of the selected supplier

-        Monitor the supplier quality assessment to evaluate their reliability and guarantee timing

Document maintenance

-        Manage the suppliers’ purchasing price lists and ensure that they are up-to-date

-        Ensure that suppliers are provided with up-to-date documentation (while the interface computer systems are implemented).

Supplier base globalisation and rationalization (in the area of competence)

-        Contribute to the supplier base optimisation in regard to proximity and/or cost saving criteria

-        Propose supplier base rationalisation and/or globalization projects

Service to internal customers

-        Provide optimal service to the internal customers' purchasing activities

Assist the internal customers in solving key issues when escalation is required.


- Degree Economics, Engineering or equivalent

- At least 5 years of experience as buyer in multinational companies

- Fluency in English

- Good Knowledge of Office package, in particular Excel

- Knowledge of SAP

- Excellent Communication, Interpersonal and negotiation skills

- Problem solving

- Team player

The workplace is Fabriano (AN).
Valida fino al 29.05.2021
ELICA S.p.A. - Fabriano (ITALY)
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