Senior Commodity Buyer

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Wrocław, PL, 51-210

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

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Job scope 


We are looking for a Senior Commodity Buyer - Chemicals and Resins. Senior Commodity Buyer is the main interface between Whirlpool and Supply Base for the respective commodity. The Buyer is expected to manage the total performance of his/her commodity. The Buyer is responsible to deliver financial results for the commodity, drive the sourcing process, and lead supplier selection for current and future businesses. Buyers are also expected to support cross-functional stakeholders to achieve operational excellence and product leadership.
The role is located in Wrocław.


Main Activities
•    Total material cost (productivity) and cash flow targets
· Creation and maintenance of Multi-Year Business Plan at sub-commodity and supplier level
· Creation of Supplier Data Packs to drive SBRs and negotiations
· Drive negotiation with suppliers 
•    Supplier selection (on time, on cost, with quality)
· Data analytics (total cost-based approach)
· Global benchmark at the sub-commodity level
· Manage Sourcing Pipeline globally
· Bundled sourcing packages to generate scale and drive efficiencies
•    Contract Management 
· Manage Expiring Contracts
· Support Commodity Manager in new contracts
•    Supply Base Management
· Owner of Supplier Relationship (where applicable) communication, escalation, expectations / performance
· Total performance management (quality, service, technology, delivery, cost)
· Rationalization (consolidation)
· Mitigate risks (financial, compliance, macro-economical, geopolitical, etc.)
· Support cross-functional stakeholders such as Engineering, Project Management, Quality, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain on a daily basis to achieve operational excellence in current and future businesses
•    Execution of Commodity Strategy. Continuous check-adjust cycles to improve strategy.
•    Adherence to the standard and global processes in Commodity Management


Background and experience 
•    Master’s technical degree or degree in Economics or Management
•    2+ years of relevant working experience in procurement. International experience or experience in a multinational company is a plus
•    Fluent English is mandatory, Italian is a plus
•    Deep knowledge of Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets is required. SAP knowledge is a plus
•    Availability to travel minimum 1 week per month without constrictions 
•    Strong organization and communication skills
•    Ability to quickly build strong rapport and relationships with internal process partners and suppliers
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
•    Team working skills
•    The ability of multitasking and prioritizing activities with strict deadlines 


What we offer

•    Stable employment based on full-time job contract
•    Private medical coverage 
•    Sports Card - this card allows you to enter the places that do the well-being - gyms, swimming pools, etc.
•    Life insurance
•    Language course 
•    Discounts on Whirlpool appliances
•    An international working environment in a dynamic company


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