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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Food & Beverage
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      August 12,2022
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    Procurement Lead

    Are you always focused on making life easier for your team, colleagues and yourself? Are you seen as the go-to person for support, and are appreciated for leading the way, even when guarding compliancy in processes? Then we are eager to meet!

    The Procurement Lead for Bunge Loders Croklaan in The Netherlands is in charge of all our local procurement operations and policies, which includes non-commodity direct, indirect, and CAPEX spend. Close collaboration with the procurement team, including 3 team members, regional category leads and peers in the region, Industrial and Corporate teams, and other departments require collaboration and a relationship driven mentality. You and your team are in the lead to ensure that policies are followed, while category strategies to reduce costs are deployed, and main contracts and key suppliers are managed and negotiated with. This role has the exciting task to lead the local procurement department in transactional and system improvement projects.

    Recap of the main accountabilities

    • Lead the implementation of Procurement methodologies and processes according to Procurement policies
    • Accountable for direct and indirect spend categories performance, and medium value CAPEX projects at local level
    • Lead and inspire the team to optimize performance
    • Handle key supplier relationships and contracts
    • Set up the Local Sourcing Plan, drive cost saving strategies and actions and implement Regional (European) frame agreements
    • Lead new SAP-SRM system procurement related implementation locally, plus transactional improvement and standardization projects
    • Main point of contact for local partners and the Bunge Business Services (shared service center) support team in order to ensure accurate coverage of requirements and urgencies.

    What your future manager has to say about the role

    This role gives lots of opportunities to grow and develop. You’ll be part of a professional international organization while managing the local impact in a diverse set up. From commercial to industrial; a broad interest, experience and the interest to learn is needed. One of the exciting current projects is the development our new plant in the harbor of Amsterdam. Even though we have specialized CAPEX leads, you and the team will certainly be involved. Managing a small team, while being operationally active means being constantly be on the lookout to optimize Procurement operations, policies and partnerships, by bringing your creative ideas!

    What to bring to the role?

    This role will be mostly enjoyed by a collaborative and entrepreneurial personality with a positive continuous improvement mentality who has a good level of experience in an international corporate environment, ideally with an industrial context. The ability to involve, inspire and develop a team and the right partners, and establish relationships and communicate in a way that builds bridges between departments is important. This requires a structured and leading person, ensuring a high quality of work delivered by third parties with the right conditions agreed. Other skills:

    • A sophisticated level of Dutch and English
    • Engineering (preferred) or Business Administration studies
    • Data driven; ability to collect, report, analyze and control cost data timely and accurately to support decision making
    • Previous experience with SAP and SRM systems are a plus
    • Able to understand and enforce company and local procurement policies and safety regulations and procedures.

    What do we offer?

    A key role in an organization with colleagues around the world, who are dedicated to improving the global Agri-Food value chain, one day at a time. We do this in an informal culture where a bold attitude is valued. With a constant need for innovation, a broad variety of challenges and development opportunities can support your long-term career at Bunge. We value and stimulate development through training, education and experience and offer tools and resources to support you.

    We’re looking forward to seeing your application and motivation in English by hitting apply. In case of questions, please get in touch with Talent Acquisition Manager Europe:

    Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated. Open proposals of candidates are at own risk.


    We Are Bunge

    Bunge is a global agribusiness with one mission – we connect farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed and fuel to the world. We have unmatched global scale and deeply rooted relationships which allow us to bring innovative ingredients and knowledge to some of the world’s biggest brands – many of which are likely in your home right now.

    We know that to achieve our mission and deliver the best results to our customers, each other and the world we need to work together – so we hire talented people who are passionate, bold and driven to work as One Bunge. This dedication is deeply embedded in our culture and reflected in the way we work.

    Every day our people exemplify these values, which represent Bunge at its core:

    Act as One Team

    by fostering inclusion,
    collaboration and respect

    Drive for Excellence

    by being agile
    innovative and efficient

    Do What’s Right

    by acting safely, ethically
    and sustainably

    If this sounds like you, join us! We value and invest in people who believe in our purpose and are excited to live it every day – people who are #ProudtoBeBunge.

    Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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