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LOCATION: Parsippany, NJ

COMPENSATION: $30/hr - $35/hr
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree
POSTED: Jun 10, 2021

Our client, one of the largest chocolate manufacturing companies, is seeking a Senior Buyer to assist their growing supply chain team.

Salary/Hourly Rate:


Position Overview:

The temporary to permanent Senior Buyer primary responsibilities include managing strategic sourcing activities for the indirect services portfolio for Marketing, IT, HR, and Facilities under the guidance of the local head of the Indirect procurement function. Additional responsibilities of the Senior Buyer include strategic sourcing experience such as creating and managing RFP’s, negotiations, etc.

Responsibilities of the Senior Buyer:

  • Effectively manage daily relationships with external supplier
  • Analyze the market supply and outsourcing to implement innovative ideas and new technologies
  • Identify new suppliers and know the financial situation in order to propose and implement actions policy that can bring a consistent approach Ferrero competitive advantage
  • Monitor the performance of suppliers by means of appropriate KPIs to ensure reliability of supply, compliance with quality standards of service expected, evaluate the reliability and competitiveness of the financial market, identification of corrective actions
  • Lead negotiations of prices and contract terms, in compliance with budget and group objectives and guidelines
  • Manage and coordinate internal relations with the different stakeholders of the process such as business functions, finance, legal, and central procurement department in the optimization perspective of the value chain

Qualifications of the Senior Buyer:

  • 4 to 7 years of experience in procurement (Indirect Procurement is preferred)
  • Must be able to demonstrate procurement techniques such as negotiating skills, RFI, RFQ, budgeting, market analysis, risk management, price management
  • Knowledge of the supplier market, qualitative specifications, price agreements, purchasing process and related procedures
  • Exceptional communication skills are required
  • Intermediate Excel skills (Pivot Tables and V-Lookups)

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or Engineering from a four-year College or University is required


  • Atrium Care package available, upon eligibility

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