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Procurement Bidding & Start-up Specialist

Date: Oct 30, 2018

Location: Milano, Italy

Company: Salini Impregilo Spa

Salini Impregilo is an industrial group specializing in the construction of major, complex projects, a dynamic Italian company capable of competing with leading global players. Operating in over 50 countries with 35,000 employees, revenues of € 6.5 billion and a total backlog of € 34.4 billion*, Salini Impregilo is a global player in the construction sector and a leading global infrastructure company in the water segment. The Group bases its activities on a strong passion for construction which is reflected in its wealth of international projects. Dams and hydroelectric plants, hydraulic works, railways and metro systems, airports and motorways, civil and industrial buildings are the sectors in which the Group has been operating in for over 110 years.


*Consolidated Financial Results 2017


Salini Impregilo is hiring a Bidding Support & Project Start Up Specialist for its Milan headquarters, to work within its Procurement Department.

Responsibilities include:

During the bid-study phase:

  • Identifying, supervised by the Head of Bidding Support & Project Start up, vendors and subcontractors to engage in the market analyses needed to define the bid quotations, coherently with the company's Vendor strategy;
  • Preparing and managing requests for quotations (RFQ) for specific projects, coordinated with the Technical Department, the Regional Procurement Managers and the Global Commodity Managers for one's commodity class;
  • Supporting the Head of Bidding Support & Project Start up, to define, negotiate and manage pre-bid agreements and/or strategic vendor contracts, coordinating with the Regional Procurement Managers and the Global Commodity Managers;
  • Analysing, comparing and assessing bids received from vendors, guaranteeing that they are technically assessed by the Technical Department, while also preparing the summary tables of the final bids and, of the recommendation, guaranteeing that they are approved and filed according to set procedures.

During the start-up phase of Operational Units:

  • Supporting the preparation of the procurement budgets and of the bid reorganization process, guaranteeing, while coordinating with the Area Cost Control, the AFC Directors, the Regional Procurement managers and the Commodity Managers, verification and updating of procurement cost hypothesis and entrusting/subcontracting strategies;
  • Defining the supplier list within the Vendor list, with the Regional Procurement Managers, the Global Commodity Managers and with the Head of Vendor Management;
  • Managing initial contractual and commercial negotiating activities, to pursue economical solutions, synergy, quality excellence and lead time optimization;
  • Drawing up contractual and purchase order terms and conditions, supported by the Legal Department and Contract Department, while coordinating with the persons responsible for the Operational Units;


  • 4/6-years' experience in the same role, in multinational contexts;
  • MsC in Engineering and/or Economics;
  • Market analysis and benchmarking skills;
  • Negotiation techniques and strategies;
  • Supply base selection, development and management;
  • Contractual proficiency (especially related to pre-bid agreements);
  • Capable of carrying out prime cost driver value analyses;
  • Civil Engineering skills;
  • Excellent use of MS Office; SAP MM, Business Intelligence Software;
  • Available to travel and stay to/at worksites and at joint venture sites;
  • Fluent English (knowledge of a second language is a plus).

The following skills complete the profile:

  • Excellent organizational and decision-making skills;
  • Results-oriented;
  • Excellent communication and relational skills;




Salini Impregilo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applications for vacant positions will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability or beliefs.

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