Category Manager Flexibles or Aluminum
Luxembourg, LU
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Ferrero is a family

  • owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®.
  • As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world.

    The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of.

    Join us, and you could be one of them. About the Role :

    For our HQs in Luxembourg , we are looking for a Category Manager Flexibles or Aluminum for our Packaging Procurement function.

    The incombent will be in charge of collaborating in the definition of the strategy and manage budget for relative purchasing Category according to medium and long-term Group strategies.

    Manage the procurement activities for the Category of responsibility, collaborating to improve quality level, and to minimize procurement risk (accordingly to methodologies and strategies defined by Risk Management Function).

    Collaborate in the innovation development for Category of responsibility and in the capitalization partner / supplier’ know-how.

    Main Responsibilities :


  • Collaborates in the definition of the strategy for the Category of responsibility, in alignment with medium and long-term Group strategies.
  • Collaborating and responding to the business needs of Supply Chain / Packaging Functions

  • Elaborates the budget and medium-term plan according to Group and function strategy
  • Ensures for the Category of responsibility budget and medium-term plan objectives achievement respecting the KPI’s

  • Performs market analyses with the support of procurement analyst for the Category of responsibility, in order to constantly monitor the market dynamics and provide the management with appropriate feedback’s
  • Manages procurement activities (i.e. price list, quota allocation, etc.) for the Category of responsibility, ensuring product availability with agreed quality and service levels while optimizing value for Ferrero and applying the internal methodologies, procedures and tools
  • Performs spend analysis for the Category of responsibility in order to continuously improve the procurement performance

  • Floating RFI’s & RFQ’s for benchmarking, identifying new suppliers that are potentially suitable to Ferrero Group. Are also in line with the requirements of quality and innovation

  • Conducts negotiation with suppliers of the Category of responsibility, in alignment with internal procedures and Ferrero Code of Business Conduct

  • Defines contracts that minimize TCO and meets the OTIF requirements
  • Verifies compliance of contracts and master agreements (terms, technical features, secrecy conditions, intellectual property, etc.)

  • Contributes to the risk profile evaluation for the Category of responsibility
  • Monitors and reduces risk as product availability, prices volatility, through the implementation of specific actions / plans
  • Minimizes risks linked to mono / few sourcing situations

  • Maintains, consolidates and improves relationships with existing suppliers, to ensure continuity, manage criticalities and strengthen common objectives
  • Monitors suppliers performances of the relative Category (through specific KPIs), comparing with external and internal benchmark and using the Local structures support, in order to ensure supply reliability, meet quality, quantity and time objectives, identify possible corrections and involve suppliers in critical situations

  • Ensures, with supporting Functions and Local structures, the system of knowledge management for the relative Category, formalizing and sharing the specifics experiences as Corporate know-how
  • Produces periodically market report regarding the relative Category, coherently with the pre-defined framework agreed with the supporting Functions

  • Is accountable for managing people assigned, ensuring a management system based on Group values, motivation, competence development and empowerment
  • Recruits, manages, motivates, coaches and develops own team
  • Guarantees Human Resources professional development, evaluating people and proposing development initiatives
  • Who we are looking for :


  • Bachelor's degree (Packaging Science, Economics or Engineering) or equivalent Global experience in packaging procurement;
  • 8+ years of experience in Packaging Procurement and Expertise in Category Management;
  • Expertise in driving the categories strategies development and implementation in different trade channels;
  • Strong knowledge in interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching and development skills;
  • Experience in domestic manufacturing plants;
  • Ability to work with all levels and functions within the Company, and with external business partners;
  • Ability to perform duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with the company’s values.
  • IT Skills

  • Experience with SAP, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Languages

  • Fluency in English is mandatory;
  • Any other language skills are considered a plus.
  • How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero :

    Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.

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