Category Procurement Manager - HR

As Category Procurement Manager HR, You will be leading the transformation of our Total Workforce Management procurement deploying Master Services Provider and Vendor Management System setup, into becoming more strategic, data driven and efficient. You will identify and realize opportunities in the HR domain (contingent workforce, travel, mobility, L&D) to reduce overall total costs, secure contingency and drive open innovation from the market. Besides these sourcing activities you will drive Integrated Category management in close alignment with the business, set up framework agreements and secure a proper category management.


You will also be the key partner to HR Services stakeholders developing strategic sourcing strategies and driving preferred vendors relationship, with focus on the TCO benefit for FrieslandCampina Globally. In all, this category covers an impact on a spend of around 226 mio Euro yearly.


At FrieslandCampina Procurement, you will join a highly ambitious department with the mission to bring value for FrieslandCampina via a Transformation program. Inspired by connectivity, people development and efficiency, the Transformation Program offers a unique opportunity to change the heart of Procurement. We are seeking talented Procurement professionals who have a change mindset and want to join us. We value talent! 


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Category Procurement Manager - HR

What we ask

  • University degree or postgraduate qualification
  • Passionate in driving winning procurement strategies
  • Multiple years of experience in Contingent Workforce and HR domain
  • High drive, entrepreneurial mindset and ambition to make things work
  • Ability to manage upwards very senior stakeholders and influence effectively
  • Able to manage complex supplier organizations effectively
  • Able to coach and develop S2C buyer colleagues
  • Able to coach and develop S2C buyer colleagues
  • Able to coach and develop S2C buyer colleagues
  • Excellent relation builder, both externally and internally
  • Able to understand and use complex evaluations and financial concepts
  • Self-supporting and at the same time team-player in multiple teams
  • Motivated, proactive & result driven
  • Capable to identify value creating opportunities
  • Strong change management mindset and lead with rigor
  • Positive mindset & perseverance
  • Effective and engaging communication style
  • Experience in leading complex negotiations
  • Speak/write proficient in English & Dutch, other languages are a plus

What we offer

  • Unique company culture of Dutch heritage and international presence
  • We offer great work life balance, and competitive salary & benefits package so you can enjoy it
  • Diverse training and mentoring programs to help you grow on your own professional journey
  • Exceptional support of cross disciplinary movement within the company to broaden your knowledge and growth paths
  • A friendly and informal working environment, yet professional team members as sparring partners
  • Autonomy and trust to create longer term impact that helps bring better nutrition to the world
  • Free cheese and milk at lunch in the central office, and barista coffee to help you go through your working days with a lot of joy

Vacancy description

  • Category Management: Design, align, review and manage the integrated category strategies for HR. Manage and execute the development and review process with internal stakeholders and sufficient external input. Ability to develop and introduce program concepts beyond individual tenders.
  • Strategic Sourcing Management: Co-Design, execute and implement effective strategic sourcing plans and support development of PSE colleague to drive this process. Evaluate sourcing approach & adjust to market developments.
  • SRM , Innovation & relevant market developments. Setup, maintain and manage the SRM process and governance with selected suppliers, to realize fact-based performance management and room for improvement and innovations. Develop and actively maintain understanding of relevant market trends and developments and how they could bring value to RFC.
  • Thought Leadership: Share, maintain and develop further own strategic and tactical knowledge in HR domain. Align with stakeholders and take them along on new opportunities. Make sure the right S2P buying channels are set up and maintained.
  • Financial Management & ICF: Maintain and develop a solid understanding of HR spend, cost impact, cost drivers and should-cost models. Contribute to the cost price & budget of our entities.
  • Stakeholder Management: Recognize, connect and remain connected to stakeholders. Build balanced relationships with trust and performance.
  • Your key deliverables:
    • Category strategy per subcategory
    • Value add and Hard savings
    • Sustainable solutions
    • Payment term improvement
    • SRM process in place

For thousands of people every day, we are more than just a dairy company. To our farmers, our employees, the communities we serve, the businesses we work with and the people to whom we bring happiness, FrieslandCampina means something more. For them it's not just about what we do, but who we are.


We value talented people from any background who want to contribute to something bigger than themselves. We encourage all of our employees to make decisions that benefit our entire company. At FrieslandCampina we own our own career and act accordingly. We trust you to make a difference in your job and influence the bigger picture. Working at FrieslandCampina means you are contributing to a better world.


The Corporate Procurement department takes care of all purchasing. The team operates across their global offices and factories, across all functions and business groups. Roles at the Corporate Procurement department generally involve a lot of stakeholder management and supplier relationship management.


The core tasks of the procurement team are:

  • The sourcing of all materials and services across the value chain to ensure FrieslandCampina delivers its products and grows its business
  • Interacting about ideas and opportunities with internal and external stakeholders, to link outside opportunities to business needs
  • Driving the sustainability of materials and energy while ensuring that they are competitive and enabling growth in new products and services


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JOB-ID: 43692 | Category Procurement Manager - HR, Netherlands
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