Category Procurement Manager QA, QC and R&D

The Category Procurement Manager R&D and Qa/QC creates the key category strategies to maximize value for the company and to generate value from supplier relationships. You will be responsible for the Research and Development, Quality COntrol and Qulaity Assurance category, which is a broad network containing a diverse set of stakeholders at different levels and departments, covering a spend of 150M Euro Yearly. Are you passionate about engaging with senior stakeholders and relationship building? Do you have a proven capability in creating and executing procurement strategies and enjoy delivering results? Do you want to be part of our transformation journey to make a difference through a new way of working? 


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 QA, QC and R&D

What we ask

  • At least 5 years of experience in a strategic procurement position with focus on procurement in complex and challenging environments
  • University degree or postgraduate qualification
  • Passionate in driving winning, value-creating procurement strategies
  • Change management experience, or at least strong change management mindset and lead with rigor
  • High drive, entrepreneurial mindset and ambition to make things work
  • Ability to manage upwards senior stakeholders and influence effectively
  • 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
  • Positive mindset & perseverance
  • Effective and engaging communication style
  • Experience in leading complex negotiations
  • Speak/write proficient in English, other languages are a plus

What we offer

Vacancy description

  • Demand Management: Creates models for demand management and continuously improves them. Engage the business to optimize business demand and develop strategic demand plan for R&D and QAQC.
  • Category strategy development: create business-focused procurement strategies that fit business needs. Drive and implement successful integrated sourcing strategies, aligning business goals and customer requirements with supply market capabilities
  • Strategic Sourcing and Sourcing Management: Defines and aligns the sourcing pipeline, workplan and project scope. Co-leads the team in priority setting and deployment of resources.
  • Supplier Management: responsible for multiple supplier relationships and drives SRM in own area.
  • Project Implementation: lead projects with rigor and strong alignment, ensures timely planning and execution.
  • Quality & Risk Management: represent BG in some of the quality and risk boards and ensures contingency plans are in place.
  • Contract Management: lead the implementation, creation, finalization and performance of contracts
  • Stakeholder Management: actively aligns with senior stakeholders on strategy, priorities and the allocation of resources. Ensure to build and maintain good relationships at both tactical and strategic level and seek approval on strategies, roadmaps and program management activities
  • Your key Deliverables:
    • Management of procurement activities across related spend categories
    • Business Net Promotor Score
    • Value metrics: Hard Savings, Value Add, Payment term improvement
    • SRM process in place
Staying true to who you really are, that is your starting point at FrieslandCampina. Because it is precisely by embracing our differences that we can grow together. We want to create a working environment that allows all employees to bring their best and authentic selves. If who we are suits you, but you're not sure if you're the best fit for the role, we still encourage you to apply so we can help you find the role that fits you best.
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JOB-ID: 54067 | Category Procurement Manager QA, QC and R&D, Netherlands
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