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John Zink Hamworthy Combustion (JZHC) is a global leader in emissions-control and clean-air combustion systems. We back every product with decades of proven performance, unrivalled research and development capabilities, and expert service and support. JZHC is part of Koch Engineered Solutions, which is owned by Koch Industries, the largest privately held company in the U.S.

We are seeking a Buyer to work in our Vimercate office (Italy).

What You Will Do In Your Role

Contributes to overall commercial, economic and technical success of JZHC projects representing procurement function on the project team and ensuring costs are optimized, goods are procured and delivered to meet the defined project requirements.

Issuance of RFQ’s, placement and management of purchase orders with broad latitude in selection of potential suppliers and in accordance with company policies and procedures, risk profile and project requirements. Additional responsibilities include management of supplier performance, which include on-time performance.

  • Comply with all policies and procedures.
  • Effectively manage the Request for Quotation (RfQ) process.
  • Solicit quotations, negotiate price/terms/delivery, prepare commercial/technical bid packages.
  • Lead the supplier selection process in conjunction with sourcing.
  • Take ownership of schedule.
  • Manage purchase order or contract and all communications between the Company and Supplier.
  • Attend Kick-off/Pre-Inspection meetings as required.
  • Maintain and develop positive supplier relationships.
  • Reconcile and approve Supplier invoices for payment.
  • Support JZHC Global Supply Chain Group by ensuring that goods and services are delivered on or before agreed contractual dates.

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Academic qualifications to the standard of Diploma or Degree in engineering, business administration or supply chain management
  • Procurement experience in refinery/chemical/oil & gas industry
  • Fluent in English and Italian
  • Possess supplier negotiation & supplier management skills/experience
  • Proficient technical software skills to keep accurate and easily accessible records: Upper Intermediate level on MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Word
  • Available to travel up to 25%

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Possess a background in manufacturing (engineering, materials, fabrication, assembly process)
  • Good Grasp on Incoterms
  • Comfortable communicating with peers and upper management
  • Exposure and experience of Petrochemical Industry standards
  • Working knowledge with major petrochemical companies’ specifications
  • Resourceful, Flexible and results oriented


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