Buyer & Procurement Specialist

• Supporting the Trade Marketing team (Visual Merchandising, Retail & Corporate Design), the TMMPS will be responsible for the purchasing process of all Trade materials like: POP, windows and in store materials (centralized and tailormade) and permanent fixtures, gifts, sales incentives, catalogues, sample bags.
• Defining and negotiating individual framework agreements with the Suppliers.
• Managing the bidding process through the launch of ad hoc tenders.
• Material code creation in SAP.
• Managing the production plan and the relative timing in order to meet the Global business needs.
• Supporting finance department on accounting closing and suppliers’ invoice matching.
• Monitoring the main KPI and provide regular analysis for the procurement process.
• Identifying new potential suppliers and managing the portfolio of existing suppliers.
• Acting in line with procurement policies and regulatory constraints. Contribute to the checking of normative and legislative aspects of supply contracts, integrating them, where appropriate, with the Legal Department. 

• Master’s Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Logistics, Procurement or a related degree.
• 3 – 5 years of experience as a Procurement Specialist
• Proven track record in Luxury/fashion accessories/cosmetics/Jewelry trade marketing department.
• Good knowledge of SAP.
• Advanced MS Office skills.
• Fluent in English.
• Self-starter with the ability to organize and manage own workload.
• Confident in dealing with suppliers, excellent negotiation and project management capabilities.
• Analytical skills and problem solving attitude, pro-activity in identifying and converting opportunities.
• Flexibility, hands-on approach, ability to handle multi-tasks.
• Proven record of results achieved within a structured, multinational environment.
• Ability to work within fast growing environments and to contribute to build a new organization.
• Entrepreneurship, innovation attitude, exceptional commitment to teamwork.
• Ability to work effectively under pressure to seasonal and customer deadlines.

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