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Global Category Lead - Ingredients

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Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Salary: 100,000 – 110,000 EUROS

Pod Talent are currently working with a Global FMCG Organisation in Netherlands on a Global Category Lead - Ingredients position. With this position, you will develop and implement the Global Ingredients category sourcing strategy. You will lead key sourcing projects in the regions, while monitoring and driving Key Performance indicators related to innovation, financial performance, quality & legal compliance, and responsible sourcing. This role will report to the Global Procurement Director Ingredients.

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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement category sourcing strategy and contractual framework for a cost efficient and reliable supply of Direct Materials

  • Establish and maintain effective strategic relationships to perform supplier relationship management including conducting regular supplier evaluations, performance benchmarking and risk management

  • Develop, define, implement and measure cost saving activities to reach optimum purchasing conditions

  • Develop in depth market knowledge on global players and insights including competitive insights

  • Collaboration on planning, budgeting and analysis tasks

  • Co-Lead with Quality supplier quality compliance

  • Support and Lead Local Sourcing when required

  • Negotiation of contracts with global and regional suppliers

  • Establish a supplier base to ensure optimal availability of materials and services

  • Lead Large Transformational projects related to your commodities.

Key Requirements:

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

  • 8+ years exp. working in procurement including relevant experience in Direct Materials and Ingredients

  • Several years exp. in Team Management.

  • Teamwork & Motivating Others

  • Creative open minded

  • Dealing with ambiguity

  • Drive for results

  • Execution excellence

  • Strong networking capabilities in particular with other functions