SMS group S.p.A. is a company of the German group SMS, a worldwide leading company for plant and machinery manufacturing in the steelmaking and non-ferrous material industry, with some 14,400 employees worldwide.
SMS group S.p.A. is an Italian company wich can count more than 500 employees in three different location of Tarcento (Udine), San Donato Milanese (Milan) and Genoa, with its wide technical expertise, is specialized in the production of innovative and turn-key plants, such as hot and cold rolling mills for flat products, process lines, reheating furnaces and heat treatment lines, rolling mills for long products, meltshops and continuous casting machines.

Our Center of Excellence Supply Chain Management is looking for a

Strategic Buyer


  • Independent search for new suppliers;
  • Participation in auditing and qualifying new suppliers;
  • Independently conducting price negotiations and drawing up globally valid supplier contracts;
  • Close cooperation with operational buyers in all global purchasing organizations;
  • Close cooperation with development and design;
  • Defining and implementing the material group strategy;
  • Continuous further development of the material groups for which you are responsible;
  • Contributing to the further development of material group and supplier management;
  • Creating a basis for decision-making, preparing data and analyses;
  • Applying cost and value analysis methods;
  • Developing and implementing cost reduction programs to optimize manufacturing costs;
  • Supporting the monitoring and reporting of our "Performance and Profitability Program".


  • Degree in industrial engineering, business administration or economics;
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in strategic purchasing in an international industrial company, preferably in plant construction;
  • Target-, process- and quality-oriented way of working;
  • Very good technical and strategic understanding;
  • Strong methodological and social skills;
  • Confident manner, persuasiveness and strong decision-making skills;
  • Very good SAP and IT skills;
  • Fluent written and spoken English;
  • Willingness to travel worldwide.


Location: Tarcento (UD) or Genova (GE)


We are looking forward to receiving your application by email to

SMS group S.p.A.

Veronica Fugazzaro