Do you want to make positive impact, work for one of the biggest dairy companies in the world and take a leading role in the dynamic and exciting world of commodity procurement and sourcing? Then we're looking for you!
As a Category Procurement Manager of Commodities at FrieslandCampina, you will be part of the ambitious and dynamic team of commodity professionals who manage risk, deliver value to the business and be involved in the ever-changing world of commoditized raw materials. Commodity risk is emerging as a critical differentiator of business performance, driven by key trends including commodity price volatility and an increase in the complexity of commodity markets. This price volatility and market complexity is the “new normal” and has major implications for business performance. In this role you will drive competitive advantage for Frieslandcampina by building and implementing commodity risk management capabilities in order to mitigate risk and bring value while implementing responsible sourcing.
Our team will be engaged in formulation, implementation and monitoring of the global category management. The manager must ensure that the procurement sourcing strategies is in line with FrieslandCampina’s global business needs and sustainability standards. This is done by ensuring lowest possible total cost, bringing the outside in, optimizing cash flow, supplier management while driving to be the front of the pack in sourcing responsibly and sustainability.
What we ask
Graduate (Masters) in, International Business, Risk Management, Finance and Economics, Business Administration or other relevant studies.
At least 5years of relevant experience in commodities hedging, trading and procurement within the Food & Beverage industry
Deep knowledge in commodity and financial markets (fundamental and technical)
Solid understanding of business complexity within commercial functions and/or supply chain, and knowledge of relevant markets
Strategic thinker with excellent communication and decision-making skills and with strong people management and interpersonal capabilities
Highly analytical and able to structure, organize and prioritize workloads
Good communication skills and the ability to explain complex matter in an easy and enthusiastic way to business stakeholders.
Advanced knowledge of commodity and financial markets tooling (Reuters, Bloomberg and other financial tools)
What we offer
Unique company culture of Dutch heritage and international presence .
We offer great working environment, and competitive salary & benefits package.
Diverse training and mentoring programs to help you grow on your own professional journey
A friendly and informal working environment, yet professional team members as sparring partners
Autonomy and trust to create longer term impact that helps bring better nutrition to the world
In this position you will:
Develop and implement global procurement sourcing strategy including elements of: Top line/Business Sustainable Growth, Bottom line/Value Savings, Working Capital, Contingency, Sustainability and Safety
Budget price trend forecasting and impact of market volatility to P&L and bottom line
Track and report procurement sourcing KPI’s for commodities team
Accountable for Supplier Relationship Management following up on performance and applying corrective actions ensuring business continuity
Collaborate with Business Procurement and stakeholder across the company
Drive Sustainability agendas for the category including participating in work groups, NGO engagement and improving supply chain traceability ensuring alignment with FC overall sustainability plan
Connect to key market data resources and category networks
Be responsible for key market insights and analysis for business decision making
Drive continuous improvement in the commodity procurement process