Supply Chain Officer

Supply Chain Officer

Field of Work:  Supply Chain Management

Forlì, Emilia-Romagna, IT

ID:  1346

KWS Italia S.p.A. is looking for a Supply Chain Officer based in Forlì. The position is unlimited and full time.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Responsible for the whole Supply Chain management for KWS region SE and MEA,  for CORN, Sorghum, Sunflower, WÖSR and Cereals, in particular;

  • Supervise overall purchases carried out by the Purchase Manager, being personally responsible for deliveries to all customers of countries served by KWS Italia
  • Provide all relevant statistics about Sales and overall Logistic and Sales Admin. operations (including ITA, manage all IT tools that may support/improve operations in the Region
  • The position supervises the Purchase Manager & reports to the Regional Director
  • Create and process all sales (delivery) orders for all served countries, register them in SAP for each country, and execute proper transportation processes, identify seed best locations (in coordination with PM) and create the delivery order in SAP. Prepare shipment and cross-border documentation for each country (incl. all exhaustive doc. often required outside EU)
  • For the whole Region, manage all IT tools, such as SAP modules ( MM, WM, SD +BMS), plus all existing software for Logistic & Sales Admin. Propose and implement development of new specific IT tools (portals, optical scanning, etc.)
  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers for local and international transportation. Geographical scope: South Europe & Middle East-Africa (Italy, Spain, Turkey, France, Greece, Israel, Serbia, Pakistan, Iraq, Morocco, etc.) 


Essential Skills and Key Competencies Required:


  • Min 5 years of experience in supply chain operations (purchasing, logistic, warehousing, sales admin., custom, etc) in international environments
  • Residing in Forlì, Italy or will be able to relocate
  • Proven experience with SAP Purchasing module and international shipment
  • Very good SAP Knowledge of Logistic & Sales Admin modules
  • Knowledge of agricultural sector, specifically seed business, would be an asset
  • Fluent English and Italian (spoken and written), and strong familiarity with logistics terminology, other languages such as German and French would be an asset
  • No restrictions with local and international travel
  • Valid driver's license
  • Analytical mindset, efficient organizational skills, problem solving, planning, delivering results, and communication

About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed and sunflowers. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.147 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries.
For more information: www.kws.com. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.