It’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS, we’ve made it our mission to find out. Since day one, our people have been raising the bar, thinking fast and acting even quicker to make an impact that’s felt around the world.
JDE is home to some of the most well-known coffee brands in the world. Our coffee and tea portfolio is available in over 100 countries and includes iconic household names such as Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Senseo, L’OR, Douwe Egberts, TiOra, Super, Kenco, Pilao and Gevalia. We’ve built our business on the belief that everyone deserves the coffee they love – no matter who you are, where you live or how you take it.
At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS, we are inspired by our belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. We are driven by the vision that everyone deserves the coffee they love.
As part of our Research, Development and Operations (RD&O) organization, the JDE procurement function is on a journey to transition into a world-class organization delivering innovation and excellence for all JDE business ambitions. In this job opportunity, you will be part of the regional buying team, reporting to the Regional Buying Manager - Packaging Materials. Your key focus is to manage the regional day to day operations on procurement of packaging materials across specific packaging categories and factory clusters in Europe.
Your tasks and responsibilities:
Support the development of sourcing strategies and collaborate with the Global Strategic Sourcing Team
Drive strategy execution, including implementation of tenders, new suppliers, materials, specs across all factories
Create and maintain relationships with key stakeholders on regional, local and factory level
Collaborate with suppliers on a day-to-day basis to operate and improve the SPM and SRM process
Participate in Service level improvement programs
Ensure an uninterrupted supply of quality materials on a day-to-day basis through close collaboration with the factories
Provide the first line of escalation on issues between suppliers and the business
Ensures timely qualifications of new supply avenues
Maintain a strong supplier pool and implement changes
Identify and deliver value chain optimization opportunities
Ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures and has a deep understanding of and manage compliance with the combined business model.
If you’re brimming with an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in at JDE. Working globally and locally, our Associates have been positively influencing the world of coffee for over 265 years. We love people who are not afraid to try and who try until they get it right. We value strong convictions and encourage debate. And all this in an open, friendly environment where you can approach anyone and grow any way you like.
Our preferred candidate would have:
A Bachelor or Master’s degree
At least three years of relevant experience in a similar role
An excellent track record of delivering complex projects and service improvement activities
Successful experience of leading cross-functional teams that focus on the lowest total cost of ownership as a key target
Ability to work under pressure, high level of stress resistance
Strong project management and leadership capabilities
Excellent communication and influencing skills
The ability to thrive with ambiguity and change
Next to an attractive and rewarding salary, we offer a variety of secondary conditions of employment.
Guaranteed year-end bonus
An additional number of ADV days
Remuneration for health, life- and other insurances
Discount on coffee and tea products
A flexible, international work environment with many career opportunities
Your application at JDE
If you are interested in this career opportunity at JDE, hit the “I’m interested” button and upload your application. After receiving your application, we will do our utmost to give you quick feedback. Part of the recruitment procedure at JDE will be an online assessment, followed by two interviews. Pre-employment screening can be part of the recruitment process.