As Global Sr. Buyer Fruits & Vegetables - First Diet you will be part of our Global Sourcing team (Food) and will be responsible for driving cost efficiency, innovation, service level, and sustainability with our suppliers. We do this by supporting design to cost approach with our internal key stakeholders, improving time to market, respecting high quality standards and co-creating disruptive innovations which answer consumers' expectations.
Our culture is all about the open sourcing of ideas, transparent communication, and championing the diversity of individual thought, while working together to develop solution-oriented strategy.
Our conviction is that great products are an essential part of life! And to make them great, our purpose is to responsibly source the right materials (in a safe, secured & sustainable way) and to harness innovative solutions that appeal to our consumers.
Fresh fruits & vegetables categories have started a journey aiming at getting 100% sustainable sourcing by 2025 in EU. To have this strategical axis embedded and validated, a robust sourcing strategy has to be implemented in order to combine baby food grade quality, supply security and sustainable sourcing. This is creating new opportunities to communicate and bring re-assurance to our consumers together with local Topline teams. Main responsibilities and points of focus:
Build and deploy the regional Fruits & Vegetables sourcing strategies, taking into account the factories, brands & regulation needs, as well as the suppliers performance and capabilities
Set ambitious vision and objectives across the 4 strategical dimensions of the Compass: Supply Security & Quality-Food Safety - Sustainability - Consumer connection - Cost & Cash
Ensure effective functional relationship and communication between the C&P Fruits & Vegetables Categories and the key stakeholders (e.g. Internal: Supplier Quality team, Food Safety, Product Development, Brand Managers, Finance. External: farmers, cooperatives, processors or traders, governmental agriculture bodies, technical centers, NGOs.)
Manage the supplier performance and capabilities, create productivity opportunities from supplier negotiation and new sourcing. Deliver the committed C&P contribution to local projects
Ensure excellence in procurement fundamentals: contracting, VEGA, Respect (Sedex), sustainable sourcing, supply risk and business continuity
Bringing innovation from the outside in: be curious, ask questions to understand and challenge the status-quo, identify supplier-enabled innovative ideas or initiatives
Manage transversal Food projects defined on ad-hoc basis, in interaction with N+1 and the Category Director.
Support the local buying team with the communication on sustainable agriculture, event organization in supplier farms, sourcing information request
Represent Danone outside the company: purchasing and farmers associations, farmers, NGO, technical centers etc... and building effective relationships with their management and teams
Education and professional bakground: bachelor's degree in Agronomy, Business Administration, Procurement, or Supply Chain. Minimum 5 years, preferably on raw material sourcing, or farmer management, or sustainability projects management Functional knowledge and competencies:
Farmers relationship management
Budgeting & financial reporting
Sourcing strategy building
Negotiation and influencing skills
Ability to switch from a very short term supply issue to long term business development with farmers
Results driven but also able to compromise, if needed, without losing sight of the desired end results
Able to set priorities, to take some distance, and be pragmatic
Enthusiastic, positive, and aware of own limitations
Do things your way. The way you work, the way you develop, the way you progress, it’s all up to you.
Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, complexity, and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as Evian, Nutricia, Activia and Nutrilon, and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself.
Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.
Cycles & Procurement is right at the heart of making the ‘One Planet. One Health’ frame of action a reality. Our High Performing and diverse teams secure competitive, sustainable resources, seek innovative solutions and partner up with Suppliers aligned with our vision.
We have the power, through what and how we source, to shape the world we live in. We Offer
Here at Danone we are passionate about the investment of our people. We commit to working with you to outline your development pathway through a variety of learning opportunities, both online and offline. We also offer a complete package of benefits, with a competitive primary salary and yearly bonus, but also benefits like a premium free pension, 30 days of paid annual leave, discounts on a collective health insurance, and even on some of our products. What's next?
Are you the Buyer we're looking for? Hit the “apply now” button and submit your application until November 22nd, 2021. To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our career website.
all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status