In a world with limited natural resources and a growing population, the demand for food is constantly rising. Sustainably meeting this demand poses many complicated challenges. As Lead Buyer Operations, you can contribute to our purpose of Feeding the Future by becoming an integral part of the Global Operations Procurement team and optimising our global procurement strategy for CAPEX investment projects.
If you are an experienced procurement professional looking to work on projects hands-on while also having a strategic impact on a globally operating company, this is the job for you!
What are you going to do?
As Lead Buyer Operations, you will be part of the Global Operations Procurement team and report to the Procurement Manager Indirect Procurement. You will work closely with the Nutreco Industrial Projects team, which leads all of Nutreco’s major CAPEX investment projects around the world. You will play a key role in these projects, taking responsibility for managing the sourcing process for all non-raw material spend categories (e.g., Manufacturing goods and Facilities).
On a strategic level, you will deploy sourcing strategies to ensure the procurement within all the projects is aligned and meets our defined standards. Additionally, you will help build and manage relationships with suppliers all over the world, continuously improve the way we work and drive closer alignment with the business when it comes to operations projects.
You will also work on projects in a more hands-on capacity, supporting an average of three projects at a time. Your involvement in these projects starts with clarifying the necessary specifications, includes the identification of suitable suppliers, the management of timelines and stakeholder expectations, and ends with the successful contracting of a supplier in coordination with the Legal team.
The Global Operations Procurement team is a tight-knit group of highly skilled and ambitious people. Currently, the team has 9 members, but is expanding steadily. The team boasts a flat hierarchy and open communication culture in addition to its monthly team meetings. Members also enjoys undertaking activities together when regulations allow it.
What we offer
The Lead Buyer role offers an opportunity to work in a truly global project environment and combines both strategy and execution. The position is recognised as crucial by all related departments, allowing the right person to have a significant and lasting impact not only on individual projects but on the whole company.
What else is in it for you?
You will be based in Amersfoort, Nutreco enables you to work remotely as well (based on the policy in place)
We will offer you a fulltime position, 40 hours per week
You will get 30 vacation days, with the possibility to sell or purchase a limit amount of days
The possibility to participate in our wellbeing program Fit for the Future
Your position is classified in a Nutreco Hay scale, which ensures an attractive salary based on skills and experience, paid in 12 monthly payments plus Holiday Allowance in May
The possibility to earn bonuses when you reach your target
International travel (occasionally)
These indications are based on employment in the Netherlands and may vary depending on your location.
What we ask
We are looking for a strategic thinker with strong analytical skills and the ability to structure, organise and prioritise workloads independently. Resilience and the ability to adapt to new situations while reliably performing transactional tasks are also important. Finally, our ideal candidate has reliable negotiation skills, is business-minded and an overall great communicator.
What you bring
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical field
5+ years’ experience in a similar role, working on CAPEX projects
at multi country or global level
in cross-functional teams
with supply markets and suppliers
Knowledge and experience with category sourcing methodologies, policies, and procedures
Experience with change management processes is an advantage
Excellent communication skills in English, any other languages are an advantage
Extra information / Apply direct
Are you the perfect candidate we are looking for? We would like to hear from you! You can express your interest in this role by applying online and we will contact you as soon as possible. For more information regarding this vacancy, you can contact Matthias Hörl (Recruiter) at +31(0)613047586. In case you do apply, we would like to thank you for sharing your ambition with us!
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