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    Josh Uwemedimo

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Position: Global Buyer Hydrocolloids

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Salary: EUR 60,000 – EUR 70,000


Pod Talent are currently working with a Global FMCG Organisation in Netherlands on a Global Buyer Hydrocolloids position. With this position, you will be responsible to co-design & implement the sourcing strategy for the Hydrocolloids category and to drive the transformational agenda for all BUs.


A leading FMCG organisation with over $25BN revenue with more than 100,000 employees worldwide. It is an exciting time to join the business following a large transformation that has fully redesigned the structure of the organisation, this has created opportunities for candidates coming in to make a big impact in the organisation by build new processes within their commodities and leading large transformation projects. They offer a great environment for candidates that enjoy stakeholder management and relationship driven procurement.



  • Lead the global sourcing strategy and transformational projects for Hydrocolloids

  • Build expertise: market analysis, benchmark, spend analysis, internal needs, TCO, cost models

  • Accountability for Supplier relationship management

  • Manage supplier performance for key cross-functional team and process to improve KPI’s

  • Identify and leverage of supplier capabilities in long-term development processes, bringing major competitive advantages

  • Accountability for the yearly purchasing budget (rolling forecast), manage risks and opportunities to the budget in a monthly basis, in close cooperation with stakeholders

  • Manage Working Capital in the category through payment terms, inventories & lead times

  • Ensure security of supply: risk analysis, dual sourcing, contingency planning, quality, sustainability, service levels, with the lead of category activation team

Key Requirements:

  • Degree level educated in relevant discipline e.g. Business, Economics, Marketing, Supply Management.

  • 5+ years exp. working in Direct Ingredient procurement – procuring within Starches, Plant based fibre or Hydrocolloids markets

  • Teamwork & Motivating Others

  • Creative open minded

  • Dealing with ambiguity

  • Drive for results

  • Execution excellence

  • Strong networking capabilities in particular with other functions