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Finally there is an opportunity to add your strategic view and procurement capabilities to the European warehousing procurement of FrieslandCampina. Are you ready?

Within FrieslandCampina Procurement, the global category Logistics manages the worldwide procurement of all logistics services. In this international team of 9, spread over 3 countries with 6 nationalities, there is currently a vacancy for a Category Manager, focused on Warehousing and Distribution EMEA.

In this role you will be managing the external warehousing suppliers and you will support them to continuously add value to our daily business of feeding the world with highly nutritious products.

Short description

What we ask

  • You have a dynamic and enthusiastic personality, you enjoy working in a diverse team, you are a self-starter and you organize and prioritize your own and your team’s workload.
  • You have min. 7 years of relevant experience in a Procurement, Supply Chain or commercial role in a complex international company, preferably in the FMCG or food industry, and are seeking to bring your commercial drive, industry learnings and supplier capabilities into FrieslandCampina.
  • You take responsibility for your work and are continuously looking for new opportunities to make a change, and with your strong communication and interpersonal skills, you are able to build and maintain effective relationships with team, suppliers and relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • You have a broader view than just your position and you can identify with our purpose ‘Nourishing by Nature’, where logistics and sustainability both have your genuine interest.
  • You have a bachelor or master degree in a relevant subject.

What we offer

  • You will be based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, as part of the global procurement department, in the Commercial Indirects domain. You will join the global Procurement Logistics team of 8 colleagues, who are based in both Amersfoort (6) and in Asia.
  • The role will be graded in Hay 17, with as a standard a 38h working week or 13 additional periodic leave days, on top of the 25 holidays.
  • FrieslandCampina does not only compensate its employees with monetary rewards. We also consider it important for our people to continue to grow as that also benefits our company. That is why we invest in relevant training courses in the own discipline, such as the Procurement Academy. In addition, the mutual exchange of knowledge with your other colleagues is also crucial, as it is the most effective way to learn.
  • You control with the team about 600 MM of annual spend and serious numbers of daily movements. This is your chance to make a real impact on environment and on the subcategory.

Vacancy description

  • Development of global sourcing strategies for the own subcategory, in co-creation with the other relevant subcategories in the cluster, such as Distribution and Forklifts.
  • Manage internal client relationships with key stakeholders in all Business Groups in EMEA region.
  • Build relationships and co-own the performance of key suppliers, leveraging supplier capabilities beyond the service delivered.
  • Analyze and assess current subcategory spend and operational model.
  • Establish and develop insight in market dynamics: realize cost models, market price analysis overviews, value chain analyses; monitor supply sources and important market trends.
  • Develop, prepare and execute sourcing strategy; prepare, plan and execute tenders and negotiations for the own subcategories.
  • Proactively adapt sourcing strategies when needed, to ensure that category/business requirements and needs are met.
  • Support existing processes for increased safety and sustainability in Logistics and create, manage and coordinate initiatives to improve the category’s safety, social and environmental impact.

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.


Within FrieslandCampina, the Procurement department has a central role for the sourcing of all materials and services required for our products across the globe. Procurement’s role is to contribute to the company’s ambition to be “Winning in the market” by bringing in supplier solutions and knowledge to create sustainable added value for FrieslandCampina: “Win with suppliers”.


Within the Procurement Commercial Indirect team, the global category Logistics manages the worldwide procurement of all transportation, warehousing, internal material handling equipment, pool pallets (continental cluster), and ocean freight, airfreight & clearing worldwide (continental cluster).

In this international team of 9, spread over 3 countries with 6 nationalities, we are working every day to make sure our products reach their destination in the way and on the time they were meant to!

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JOB-ID: 36010 | Category Procurement Manager Logistics - Warehousing, Netherlands
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