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Senior Buyer - Product Plus Manager


Sesto San Giovanni, MI, IT, 20099

Brand:  RS Group
Function:  Product & Supplier Management
Work Location: 

Senior Buyer - Product Plus Manager


The Senior Buyer- Product Plus Manager is part of the wider Product and Supplier Management organization and executes the agreed common EMEA category strategy on a local level. This includes developing and leveraging local supplier relationships within the 7 pillars framework, focusing on the strategic suppliers in first priority, qualifying new suppliers following a request from the sales team or from insight coming from the EMEA team or from an insight came from a supplier.  Main objectives include achieving targeted profitable growth, customer acquisition, market share growth and ROI. This is achieved through development and execution of supplier business plans to realize the category strategy.

The Product Plus Manager constitute an important part of the market intelligence of the group category team providing market trends and insights as well as customer needs/insights/feedback. Also part of a virtual regional team to ensure regional alignment and maximization of supplier value extraction supported by procurement and governance


Location: Milan- Sesto San Giovanni – This role will be on a hybrid basis where you can work from home and attend our offices at least 1 day per week.


About the role

The Senior Buyer- Product Plus Manager is responsible for:

Coordination and execution of all activities of research and selection of new suppliers;

Participation in the qualification, evaluation and management of suppliers, in collaboration with Technical and Sales management, in accordance with the procedures and responsibilities assigned by the quality system;

Responsibility for commercial negotiations with product suppliers;

Responsible for the correct entry of master data regarding suppliers and prices, for issuance of Purchase Orders for new products and/or suppliers;

Participation in the drafting of the acquired budget and area reporting;

Participation in the organization and optimization of logistical processes of products;

Participation in managing, supervising and coordinating the activities of the buyer team;

Collaboration with all company functions for the harmonization and homogenization, where necessary, of activities.


What we’re looking for

Bachelor’s Degree preferably with a technical or economical address

Experience in purchasing roles, preferably in B2B contexts

In-depth knowledge of how specific industries might leverage security solutions

Deep understanding of channel partners and a channel centric go to market approach

Knowledgeable in Complex Solution Sales methodology

Excellent communication skills

Strong relational and teamwork predisposition

Excellent ability to get an internal and external network Competence negotiation.

Excellent technical knowledge of Negotiation and Sales

Fluent knowledge of English

Good knowledge of Microsoft Office package

SAP knowledge and CRM tools

Skills in discussion facilitation, stakeholder management and conflict resolution


A bit about you

We are looking for someone who has an outstanding communication and influencing skills

Positive can-do attitude, takes ownership and very results oriented completed the profile



We are RS Group.

RS Group is a global integrated omni-channel solutions partner for industrial B2B customers who design, build, and maintain industrial equipment and operations.  We are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.

Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 

We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?


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