career

Career Paths

In this area you will be able to learn more on the possibility of professional growth within the Group, and on the Professional Families and career paths.

Choose the functions that you are most interested in at the Group:


Purchasing

What does Purchasing mean at Pirelli?

The principal objective of the Purchasing function at Pirelli is ensuring a supply flow of goods and service consistent with development of the Company's business.
In order to do so, it must ensure proper relationships with supply markets and improvement of market standards in terms of price and services through negotiations at the national and even international levels.


Purchasing – Career paths

What does it mean to grow in the Purchasing position?

PURCHASING DIRECTOR PURCHASING MANAGER SENIOR BUYER BUYER FACTORY BUYER

Persons who work in the Purchasing function can also aspire to interfunctional growth in the Supply Chain area.


PURCHASING DIRECTOR
In conjunction with the Sector Business Units world-wide, leads the development of supply strategies for the Sector, incorporating supply base rationalization and supplier development strategies. Develops and implements methodologies to evaluate "make or buy" decisions at a tactical and strategic level. Defines and manages Purchasing Budget. Monitors technological developments in supply markets and integrates innovative technologies and processes. Manages the Human Resources of his Area.

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PURCHASING MANAGER
Ensures correct sourcing of the goods under his responsibility according to company needs and defined budgets. Defines general agreements with suppliers pursuing the maximization of the quality of the service provided both in terms of quality and product costs. Evaluates periodically supplier performance, handling exceptions to agreements. Continuously researches alternative suppliers and carries out the relative approval process. Manages Human Resources of his department.

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SENIOR BUYER
Defines, according to company needs and general agreements with suppliers, times and specifications of sourcing cycle. Supports Purchasing Manager in negotiating, identifying and proposing actions to maximize the quality of goods supplied. Carries out negotiations delegated to him. Manages troubleshooting or urgent orders and deliveries.

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BUYER
Elaborates the purchasing plan on the basis of production schedules and plans and defined stock levels. Carries out purchasing negotiations within the scope of the mandate received (procurement and product area assigned), collaborating with his superior for the largest orders. Ensures, through proper negotiations with the supplier, the best purchasing conditions (price, means of payment and delivery deadlines). Researches the local market for economically competitive suppliers and propose them for approval.

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FACTORY BUYER
Within the limits of the assigned mandate, purchases services, general plant and auxiliary materials for the factory. Ensures, through proper negotiations with the supplier, the best price and most timely service. Researches the local market for economically competitive suppliers and to propose them to the Sector for approval. Guarantees the best price/purchasing conditions. Ensures the proper planning of purchasing and compliance with the priorities assigned.

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Last Revised: 12 June 2012