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Category Senior Buyer Utilities and Consulting

City:  Milano
Country/Region:  IT

About Prysmian Group

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. Each year, the Group manufacturers thousands of miles of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, as well as medium low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. We also produce a comprehensive range of optical fibers, copper cables and connectivity for voice, video and data transmission for the telecommunication sector. We are almost 29.000 employees, across 52 countries. Everyone at Prysmian Group has the potential to make their mark; because whatever you do, wherever you are based, you will be part of a company that is helping transform the world around us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVx-NAGfjEs&feature=embtitle

Team Overview and Job responsibilities

Within Operations, in the Purchasing function, the Global Commodity Leader for Utilities & consulting has responsibility to collect and analyze the information on WW Utilities spend (Power + Gas) through a dedicated reporting tool and monitor/ suggest fixation activities whenever prices are considered favorable. He/her will have to interact regularly with the global team establishing regular follow up activities with the local responsible for utilities in each region; updating the utilities report on quarterly basis and optimizing the investments of the Group on the Guarantees of Origin certificates (GoO’s). The candidate will communicate and coordinate with local purchasing teams, finance and other involved functions. He/her will also assist local teams in the management of tenders and ad hoc initiatives. For what is concerning consulting spend, the candidate will also be responsible for negotiating at best and contracting all of the consulting activities requested by HQ LEs, including also the order creation for the legal, tax and fiscal functions. The ideal candidate will have the responsibilities for:

  • Coordinating and updating the WW utilities reporting (c.a. 150€Mln spend WW), ensuring alignment and timely actions taken to optimize the spend
  • Supporting the countries in fixation proposals providing market insights as well as supporting through personal knowledge and direct support of specialized third parties
  • Supporting all affiliates in solving issues/ answering questions linked to utilities management. This activity could include performing business cases to support innovative solutions
  • Executing the whole procurement process for external consulting requirements coming from HQ Les. This will include tendering, negotiation, contract drafting and PO creation.  

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a Category Senior Buyer with the following key requirements:

  • At least from 5 to 7 years of relevant sourcing and procurement experience possibly in multinational companies with a strong knowledge of purchasing policies and procedures
  • A master’s degree in engineering or economics
  • Flexible mind set
  • Team working and problem-solving attitude
  • Capabilities in managing priorities and time
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Fluent English both written and spoken
  • Good knowledge of Windows Office application, as well as SAP
  • Strong ability to network and work with international teams

Additional information

Prysmian Group, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, aims to attract and recruit individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities, who will enhance the quality of service and contribute to the Group’s success. Prysmian Group is committed to the development of an organization that prioritizes talent, where people feel respected, appreciated and free to fully express their human potential. Prysmian Group strongly believes that diversity drives meritocracy and brings significant value at all levels of the organization, increases the possibility of capturing market opportunities and maximizing value for our customers and shareholders. Prysmian Group bases its decisions on principles of equality, with evaluations based on the type of position and with a focus on best practices so individuals succeed based on their efforts and skills and their alignment with applicable job requirements. Line Mangers, Hiring Managers, HR Corporate and HR Local are responsible for ensuring that diversity and inclusion are respected during the recruiting process. Unconscious bias and stereotypes must not influence our selection processes. We look for the best candidates and for the real value they can bring into the organization. We value meritocracy. We value diversity. We turn off our bias. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Prysmian Group will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Your application data will be treated according to our Data Protection Policy. If you believe you require assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please let us know.

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