Buyer – MSC Cruises – Genova, Liguria


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In line with management objectives and following Purchasing Manager’s guidelines, the buyer purchases F&B products to meet company standards and supports the Purchasing manager in suppliers’ selection and negotiation, ensuring the best quality/price ratio.
  • Fluent English. Any additional language is an advantage;
  • Good knowledge of F&B products, HACCP along with F&B market trends;
  • Comprehensive understanding of purchase process developed through previous experience in a similar purchasing role;
  • Ability to interpret and analyze quotation information;
  • Good communication and negotiating skills.
  • Negotiates a wide range of F&B product worldwide, communicating delivery conditions to the Supply and Logistics departments;
  • Identifies and evaluates suppliers; communicates with them to get special prices, promotional products and rebate;
  • Analyses suppliers’ respond and contract bids, verifying and negotiating contract terms, such as price, quality and delivery conditions;
  • Manages products quality discrepancies, verifying them and soliciting information from supplier;
  • Defines products purchase, according to Corporate Chefs instructions and supports Corporate Chefs during suppliers’ visit in Italy and abroad;
  • Liaises with Product & Project department for special products purchases (charter cruise/thematic restaurants/special menus).


  • European passport.

Part of the MSC Group, MSC Cruises is the market leader in the Mediterranean, South Africa and South America, and sails year-round in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Its seasonal itineraries cover northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, southern Africa, and the Persian/Arabian Gulf. MSC Cruises was born in the Mediterranean, and draws inspiration from this heritage to create a unique experience for holidaymakers worldwide. As a result of a euro 6.5 billions investment programme launched in 2003, MSC Cruises’ fleet comprises 13 state-of-the-art cruise ships belonging to four different classes: Lirica, Musica, Fantasia and Meraviglia. The fleet’s average age is 7 years, the youngest in the industry. In 2014, MSC Cruises launched a euro 9 billion, 10 year investment plan to support the second phase of its growth through the order of up to 11 next generation mega cruise ships. As a result, MSC Cruises’ fleet will double by 2026, while the passenger capacity will triple to reach five million passengers per year. MSC Cruises is the first cruise company to develop an investment plan of this length and magnitude. MSC Cruises feels a deep responsibility for the environments in which it operates, and was the first company ever to earn the Bureau Veritas “7 Golden Pearls” for superior management and environmental stewardship. In 2009, MSC Cruises began an enduring partnership with UNICEF to support various programmes assisting children worldwide.


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