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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      January 11,2022
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    SNU First Diet Product Sourcing Manager (L8)

    About the job

    Are you looking for an exciting role in an international Operations FMCG environment? Do you want to have direct impact on the way Danone is working?

    Then join us as SNU First Diet Product Sourcing Manager within the First Diet Operations team at Danone in Danone Place Amsterdam!

    The First Diet Operations team includes S&OP Team, Product Sourcing (PS), and 3PM Planning team (3Rd Party Manufacturers). All teams have strong link to EU and local teams managing Food projects for innovation, productivity, and secure. The team interfaces with factories, marketing and SC teams from the local CBU's (Business Units) and cross functional central teams (R&D, procurement, marketing, finance). By joining the Foods Operations team, you will be able to widen your experience by covering an extended part of the supply chain and interfaces within key strategic functions.

    About the Job

    As SNU First Diet Product Sourcing Manager you will be responsible for driving excellence in leading and executing network strategy in either internal Danone factories or Third Party Manufacturing (3PM) located in EU.

    More specific, your main responsibilities will be:

    • Provide insights to key decision gates for sourcing projects (ie insourcing or outsourcing)
    • Provide COGS and operational timeline to support the overall project
    • Build manufacturing footprint strategy for Food
    • Manage end to end manufacturing footprint change project by co-ordinating local executional project teams and leading central cross functional teams and CBU’s.
    • Drives the project problem solving process: defines the problem, guides analysis, translates insights into solutions, steer the team into change direction
    • Lead efficiencies in costs and lead time (productivity, Time To Market, resource optimization)
    • Manage line utilization through dashboards and cross functional workshops
    • Design and implement process and tools improvement (ie new supply point checklist, project close out and learning toolkits, timelines)


    Category :

    First Diet factories

    Projects on :

    • Long term Manufacturing footprint Strategy Ideation and Implementation
    • Insourcing to internal factories to drive productivity and faster innovation
    • Outsourcing to 3PM behind internal capacity gaps


    • Produced in EU
    • Shipped globally (ie China, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, NORAM, ASPAME)
    About you


    • Experience in projects and portfolio management
    • Knowledge, experience in Manufacturing / Supply chain operational/technical environments
    • Ability to manage functionally and remotely cross-functional and international teams
    • Solid financial/industrial performance acumen
    • Excellent proficiency in managing Office: Excel/PowerPoint/ERP (SAP...)
    • Experience in the food Industry is a plus
    • English fluent is a must


    • Strategic vision: ability to design and deploy strategies, policies or projects with complete autonomy
    • End to end business mindset
    • High analytical and strategic thinking skills
    • Effective leadership and team player qualities
    • Quick learner, demonstrate autonomy in his/her work attitude
    • Result driven is a must have
    • Great communicator, able to convince and engage people from shop floor to management team (both at global and local level)
    • Strong ability in problem solving and managing ambiguity
    • Able to build a recognized credibility through a solid sense of organization and structure
    About us

    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.

    We are proud to be an equal employer. We are convinced our differences make the difference and that an inclusive working environment will drive our growth as a business, as teams and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applicants for employment* fostering an inclusive working culture that is accessible for all.

    Did you know that as a B-Corp certified company, Danone Benelux meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability?

    We Offer

    At Danone, we offer a complete package of benefits, with a competitive primary salary and yearly bonus, but also benefits like a premium free pension, 30 days annual leave and several discounts on a collective health insurance and even on some of our products.

    What’s next?

    Hit the “apply now” button!

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    • all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status
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