Procurement Specialist Italy

1 month ago
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IT-Zola Predosa
Corporate Functions


The role of Procurement Specialist is required to manage the vendor certification process providing support with selection, maintenance, qualification and rating of vendors. The role will assist the business units in defining and negotiating contracts with vendors at the best market price, in compliance with technical and operative program requirements whilst adhering to company procedures. Using dedicated software the role will provide support to the business units.


Key Responsibilities

  • Support the business units in defining and negotiating individual framework agreements, in line with procurement policies, requirements and regulatory constraints (eg. Planning deliveries, estimated volumes, technical specifications)
  • Support the business units during the bidding process and in managing competitive tendering
  • Contribute to the checking of normative and legislative aspects of supply contracts, integrating them, where appropriate, with the Legal Department
  • Support the business units in managing purchase orders process, accepting goods and services, and in authorising invoice payments
  • Support the business units in reducing their key supply costs
  • Contribute to defining the “road map” of critical and strategic suppliers
  • Identify new potential suppliers as required
  • Identify opportunities to streamline the exisiting volume of suppliers
  • Ensure the implementation of analyses (eg. KPI measurements) and the production of relevant reports for the procurement process
  • Ensure that the procurement process adheres to company policy and procedure
  • Contribute to the development of the technological platform dedicated to the management of the YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP procurement process, as well as the relevant training for eligible users


Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, procurement, logistics, supply management or a related degree that included course work in general business management, contract or business law and accounting or relevant experience
  • 2 years of experience as a Procurement and Supply Specialist negotiating, developing, administering and evaluating contracts or agreements
  • Understanding of ethical and sustainable sourcing principles and practice within the fashion industry or similar
  • Good experience in writing specifications for the purchase of goods and services or developing and administering contracts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to interpret legal documents
  • Knowledge of BravoSolution and TESI software constitutes a plus


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