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Commercial Procurement Sr. Manager

Posted 10 Sep 2022
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About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

General information

All posting locations: Amsterdam, , NetherlandsJob Function: 02 - ProcurementDepartment: 02 - 03 - Direct / Indirect MaterialDate Published: 14-Aug-2022Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Our Company

The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry – we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities- leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global powerhouse- Kraft Heinz represents over $26 billion in revenue and is the 5th largest food and beverage company in the world. At Kraft Heinz- to be the BEST food company- growing a BETTER world is more than a dream – it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best- we want the best – best brands- best practices and- most importantly- the best people.

It's a Question of Taste

Do more- be more. Whatever your aspirations- experience something exceptional at Kraft Heinz. We'll give you the freedom to determine your own direction and deliver in your own style. Outperform our expectations and you'll move forward faster than you ever thought possible. Come ready to dream. Come eager to grow.

Get a taste of what your career could be at kraftheinzcompany.com/careers.

Job Description

About the Position

We have an excellent opportunity available for an experienced procurement professional to make a difference at Kraft Heinz. The position lies within the European Procurement.

As a Commercial Procurement Sr. Manager- you will be responsible for the development of sourcing strategies that create partnerships between KHC and key partners of choice and deliver tangible results in time-bound period. This involves an integrated- proactive approach with participation from stakeholders across EU Business Units. You’ll be working in a high performing team- alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. Get ready for a lot of exposure to internal senior stakeholders!

You will have one buyer reporting into you.

You’ll be reporting into the Head of Indirect Procurement West.

In brief- you will be responsible for;

  • Create- Champion- and Execute market-oriented category sourcing and supplier management strategies to achieve competitive advantage through lowest purchase cost and value improvements consistent with the direction set by the business
  • Identify and manage strategic marketing partnerships- from partner selection through negotiation and contracting- partnering with legal & all other related areas (Marketing- Sales- Procurement- etc.)
  • Leading supplier selection- development- and overall supplier management- including score carding- supplier relationship reviews and sensitive supplier lists
  • Develops a sustainable matrix for supplier relationship management- generating a MVP with key partners and creating awareness and accountability within different areas of the organization
  • Manage- Develop- and Coach your direct report to drive transformational results and to support individual career growth based on Ownership and Meritocracy.

Qualifications

Hard Skills

Please kindly note that you need to have an EU Working Permit (Orientation Year Visa not included) in order to proceed for this position.

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree level- preferably Procurement- Business Management- Marketing or Advertising- or related fields
  • 5-7 years’ experience in Procurement. Indirect and Commercial Procurement experiences are a plus
  • Experience with working across international timelines and communities
  • High results-oriented
  • Ability to effectively negotiate and influence business decisions and change
  • Strong analytical- planning and execution skills
  • Organizational agility – knows how to get things done both through formal and informal channels
  • Priority setting – spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s most important. Eliminates roadblocks and creates focus
  • Professional fluency in English; other languages (Spanish- Polish- Dutch- Italian- French- Russian- Arabic) are a plus
  • Strong understanding of Excel and in developing presentations

Professional Attributes

You don’t only want to win; you hate to lose. You’re always seeking for opportunities to expand your business and create more savings- while over delivering your targets. You don’t get easily stressed by pressure- on the opposite- a demanding and dynamic environment is what keeps you energized. Time management has no secrets for you. You’re organized- structured and always have an overview of all the deliverables. You know how to bring multiple projects to a successful ending within the given time frame.

What we offer you

  • An ambitious employer; we only want to the best for you;
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match;
  • A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market);
  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people;

Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea- please let us know and we can set it in action!

The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry – we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $26 billion in revenue and is the 5th largest...


The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry – we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $26 billion in revenue and is the 5th largest food and beverage company in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream – it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best – best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people.

In the Netherlands Kraft Heinz has 3 locations: Elst, Nijmegen and Amsterdam (Headquarters the Netherlands). A globally trusted producer of delicious foods, The Kraft Heinz Company provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go. The Company’s iconic brands include Kraft, Heinz, Honig, De Ruijter, Roosvicee, Venz, Karvan Cévitam, Brinta, Wijko, Amoy, HP en Lea & Perrins.

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My background is quite divers. Initially starting my career with a medical degree i soon realized my future had to be in food.
Logically i continued my education by getting a degree in Nutrition and Health sciences at the University of applied sciences in Amsterdam.
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