The Category Procurement Manager C&S creates the key category strategies to maximize value for the company and to generate value from supplier relationships. You will be responsible for the Corporate & Support Function, which is a broad network containing a diverse set of stakeholders at different levels and departments, covering a spend of 400M Euro Yearly. Are you passionate about engaging with senior stakeholders and relationship building? Do you have a proven capability in creating and executing procurement strategies and enjoy delivering results? Do you want to be part of our transformation journey to make a difference through a new way of working?
At FrieslandCampina Procurement, you will join a highly ambitious department with the mission to bring value for FrieslandCampina via a Transformation program. Inspired by connectivity, people development and efficiency, the Transformation Program offers a unique opportunity to change the heart of Procurement. We are seeking talented Procurement professionals who have a change mindset and want to join us. We value talent!
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What we ask
At least 5 years of experience in a strategic procurement position with focus on Corporate Services Procurement
University degree or postgraduate qualification
Passionate in driving winning, value-creating procurement strategies
Change management experience, or at least strong change management mindset and lead with rigor
High drive, entrepreneurial mindset and ambition to make things work
Ability to manage upwards senior stakeholders and influence effectively
Excellent relation builder, both externally and internally
Able to understand and use complex evaluations and financial concepts
Self-supporting and at the same time team-player in multiple teams
Motivated, proactive & result driven
Capable to identify value creating opportunities
Positive mindset & perseverance
Effective and engaging communication style
Experience in leading complex negotiations
Speak/write proficient in English, other languages are a plus
What we offer
Unique company culture of Dutch heritage and international presence
We offer great work life balance, and competitive salary & benefits package so you can enjoy it
Diverse training and mentoring programs to help you grow on your own professional journey
Exceptional support of cross disciplinary movement within the company to broaden your knowledge and growth paths
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
Free cheese and milk at lunch in the central office, and barista coffee to help you go through your working days with a lot of joy
Demand Management: Creates models for demand management and continuously improves them. Engage the business to optimize business demand and develop strategic demand plan for Travel/QAQC/Consultancy/Real Estate/Insurance
Category strategy development: create business-focused procurement strategies that fit business needs. Drive and implement successful integrated sourcing strategies, aligning business goals and customer requirements with supply market capabilities
Strategic Sourcing and Sourcing Management: Defines and aligns the sourcing pipeline, workplan and project scope. Co-leads the team in priority setting and deployment of resources.
Supplier Management: responsible for multiple supplier relationships and drives SRM in own area.
Project Implementation: lead projects with rigor and strong alignment, ensures timely planning and execution.
Quality & Risk Management: represent BG in some of the quality and risk boards and ensures contingency plans are in place.
Contract Management: lead the implementation, creation, finalization and performance of contracts
Stakeholder Management: actively aligns with senior stakeholders on strategy, priorities and the allocation of resources. Ensure to build and maintain good relationships at both tactical and strategic level and seek approval on strategies, roadmaps and program management activities
Your key Deliverables:
Management of procurement activities across spend categories
Business Net Promotor Score
Value metrics: Hard Savings, Value Add, Payment term improvement