Category Buyer Raw materials and packaging

Zaragoza - Barbastro - Huesca (Spain)
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Category Buyer Raw materials and packaging

Purchasing and Logistics

Zaragoza - Barbastro - Huesca (Spain)

Ref: MG8065 December 14, 2022 MASS COMMODITIES



Are you looking for a new challenge? Our customer, a well known multinational company within the chemical industry, is willing to join a new member to their Purchasing team! As Category Buyer you will be reporting to the Purchasing Manager! Your next challenge will be sourcing and purchasing a portfolio of raw materials and packaging materials for the Specialties Business Unit. Your daily responsibilities will include: - Sourcing raw materials and packaging for several specialty sites - Seek and validate new and alternative sources and suppliers in Iberia, South-EU and further abroad. - Follow the purchasing policy within your scope of responsibility - Take initiatives and secure operational purchasing for the Specialties plants to keep production running smoothly. - Ensure supply base is in line with our customer’s needs. - Ensure good relationships are kept with suppliers worldwide. - Analyze purchasing requirements for raw materials based on forecasted demands to be generated by Supply Chain Planning. - Follow up market trends, visit fairs and carry out proper market research to define and implement best sourcing and purchasing strategy. - Assist the Purchase Manager in developing Category purchase strategies and Category action plans by contributing data and information and act as sparring partner. - Perform SHE audits and assessments where applicable (Safety-Health-Environment). - Perform CSR audits and assessments where applicable (Corporate & Social Responsibility – Sustainable Purchasing). - Prepare dossiers, organize the price offering process (RFI-RFQ), benchmarks and tenders. - Negotiate best purchase prices and purchase conditions with domestic suppliers and suppliers abroad. - Cooperate with other departments (product management, business development, production, supply chain, quality). Answer the needs of (internal) stakeholders and business partners in terms of functionality, quality, time and costs. - Support the QA/QC Manager in case of complaints and claims related to purchased goods. - Align purchasing actions with the plans of the Global Category manager(s) or other internal stakeholders. - Participate in preparing the purchasing budget while the Purchasing Manager remains the end-responsible. - Act as back-up for the other Category Buyer(s). Build a mutual supportive relationship with the Purchase organization. - Identify the main issues and risks of a CSR and Environmental nature in its portfolio and integrate them into the development of purchasing strategies in order to advise its internal clients. - Report to the Purchasing Manager through a set of KPIs in line with the general business objectives and personal purchasing objectives. - Manage contracts under your responsibility, at the best cost Qualifications Key-Competencies: Negotiation skills - Strong analytical skills - Work in matrix organization and network - Ability to work result driven and independently Profile: - Experienced Bachelor or Young Master degree in Purchasing, Business Management, Operations Management or similar - 3-6 years experience in Purchasing of raw materials and/or packaging gained in similar industries (feed additives, animal nutrition,pharmaceuticals, chemicals, spices, flavors, food) - MS Office programs - ERP is a plus (e.g. SAP / Exact / other) - Bilingual English/Spanish. - Available for traveling - Located or willing to live in HUESCA- BARBASTRO - ZARAGOZA (must)

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