Indirect Service Buyer

Department:  Procurement


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About The Group


From a small store in Turin to a large, internationally recognized group: we are present in 90 countries around the world, with over 4,000 employees and 30 companies, managed directly and indirectly by the Luigi Lavazza Spa parent company, which distribute and market our products and coffee machines. In addition to Lavazza, the following brands are also part of our Group: Carte Noire, Merrild, Kicking Horse, Eraclea and Whittington tea.


Joining Lavazza means doing business with passion, knowing that the impact of our work goes beyond the quality of the production chain. We are a big family and we are constantly looking for new talents who share our values and can enrich our team.



Job Purpose/Overview

At Lavazza, the Indirect Buyer is responsible for delivering a continuous supply of cost-effective, service orientated, timely and responsive in the indirect sourcing area (e.g. factory & general services, marketing & sales, logistics). He/she works closely with the regional sourcing manager to drive the efficient and effective implementation of sourcing strategies and manages supplier performance on a day-to-day basis, acts as the first point of contact for suppliers.


He/she will work closely with the strategic sourcing manager on adopting and implementing a new Indirect purchasing system in order to render a world-class service to the internal customers. The job holder has responsibility for the day to day operational & process management of Indirect purchasing and is the 1st line contact / support for all Internal Stakeholders.


Location: West Chester, PA



Key Responsibilities

•    Responsible for the day-to-day execution of contracts for approved sourcing strategies for Lavazza Group Indirect suppliers to ensure contractual compliance and SLA achievement.
•    Developing supplier relationships to ensure effective day to day delivery of goods or services in a timely fashion.
•    Able to effectively communicate with all internal stakeholders regarding supply capability and engaging them as required to ensure alignment and support for any issue resolution that is required.
•    Provide commercial support to internal stakeholders in the development of sourcing or strategies tactical purchasing activities for low risk or commodity spend areas.
•    Responsible for effective process management and governance for day to day buying activities for all Lavazza Group Indirect purchasing.



Job Specifications/Qualifications

•    Four-year college degree from an accredited institution, Business preferred
•    3-5 years’ experience in Indirect Operations Buying role
•    Skilled in contract review and negotiation
•    Skilled in performing and executing RFI/RFP’s
•    Preferred experience in FMCG manufacturing Supply Chain
•    Previous experience in Supplier Management 
•    Can demonstrate experience of planning & organization
•    Communication / Presentation skills to good standard 
•    Business acumen
•    The role may require up to 20% travel – predominantly within NA but with some Global travel as needed




Lavazza is an equal opportunity employer. At Lavazza we are proud to celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees.

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