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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Supply Chain & Logistics
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  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      September 25,2021
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    Regional Buyer Packaging Materials

    Company Description

    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.

    Job Description

    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

    Additional Information

    Next to an attractive and rewarding salary, we offer a variety of secondary conditions of employment.

    This includes:

    • Guaranteed year-end bonus
    • Rewarding pension-plan
    • An additional number of ADV days
    • Remuneration for health, life- and other insurances
    • Fitness allowance
    • 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.

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