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Procurement Specialist - Senior Buyer (Italy)

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Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Porto Corsini, RA, IT, 48010

Company: Bunge


BUNGE has an exciting opportunity available for a Procurement Specialist - Senior Buyer (Italy). In this role, you will be in charge of all procurement operations within Italy and also be the main point of contact and look after the needs in Porto Corsini plant where located.

In connection with the Procurement team (category leads and peers), BBS (internal shared service center), Industrial and other departments will make sure the procurement policies are followed while deploy category management strategies to generate value for the business, reduce costs and support the Procurement department in transactional improvement projects.


Since 1818, Bunge has been connecting farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed, and fuel to the world.  Looking to the future, our ambition is to continuously reinvent ourselves, leveraging data to be at the forefront of analytics, technology and talent to accomplish our purpose in a better, faster and simpler way.  Bunge is committed to operating and thriving in the digital world – creating world class agile teams where teammates are empowered and encouraged to collaborate and test and learn to succeed.


Note: you are ideally located in Porto Corsini (Ravenna – ITA) to obtain this job, however, we will also consider relocations.


More on the Procurement Specialist - Senior Buyer (Italy):


Our future colleague will lead implementation of Procurement best practices and processes according to procurement policies, performing local (Italy) procurement projects and category management initiatives. Additionally, you will create and drive a Procurement action plan.


Main responsibilities:


  • Accountable for some direct and mainly indirect spend and medium value capex projects at Local level.
  • Manage local supplier relationships, negotiate contracts, drive cost saving actions, tenders and negotiations.
  • Implement Regional (European) frame agreements in Italy and participates in Regional category project teams as required.
  • Main procurement point of contact for the Italian stakeholders, he/she will be a procurement business partner.
  • Participate and support transactional improvements and standardization projects
  • Main point of contact (SPOC) for plant stakeholders and BBS support team, in order to ensure the correct coverage of plant requirements and urgencies.
  • Takes care of PO creation and management and invoice discrepancies with Accounts Payable department, BBS and Stakeholders.


We are looking for different skills in our ideal candidate:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business Administration.
  • +/- 7 years of experience in procurement.
  • Analytical mindset, problem solving, planning and organization skills. Proactive and capable of working autonomously.
  • Results-oriented, able to make decisions, team player and customer oriented.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Previous experience in an international group is recommended.
  • Occasional travels to other Bunge countries if needed (very limited).
  • Italian and English (advanced level); Spanish is a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of pivot tables in Excel; Highly valuable a good expertise in SAP and SRM systems.
  • Basic legal knowledge concerning labor agreements and contractors.
  • Able to collect, report, analyze and control cost data in a timely and accurate manner to support decision making.
  • Able to understand and enforce company and local procurement policies and safety regulations.


At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers.


If this description reflects your profile or ambition, we’re looking forward to seeing your application and motivation in English by hitting apply!


In case of questions, please reach out to Aitor Alonso (Talent Acquisition Specialist at


Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated, we do not use agencies at this moment for our recruitment. Open proposals of candidates are at own risk.




We Are Bunge


Bunge is a global agribusiness with one mission – we connect farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed and fuel to the world. We have unmatched global scale and deeply rooted relationships which allow us to bring innovative ingredients and knowledge to some of the world’s biggest brands – many of which are likely in your home right now. 


We know that to achieve our mission and deliver the best results to our customers, each other and the world we need to work together – so we hire talented people who are passionatebold and driven to work as One Bunge. This dedication is deeply embedded in our culture and reflected in the way we work.


Every day our people exemplify these values, which represent Bunge at its core:


Act as One Team

by fostering inclusion,
collaboration and respect

Drive for Excellence

by being agile
 innovative and efficient

Do What’s Right

 by acting safely, ethically
 and sustainably



If this sounds like you, join us! We value and invest in people who believe in our purpose and are excited to live it every day – people who are #ProudtoBeBunge.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. 


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