Tactical Buyer Leeuwarden & Cheese locations

Do you already have some experience in Procurement and are you ready for a next step? Are you interested in joining our global procurement transformation journey? Do you want to work for one of the biggest dairy companies in the world and have an active role in finding the best suppliers for our business stakeholders? And do you have a strong affinity with continuous improvement & optimisation? Then we are looking for you!


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 Tactical Buyers who have a change mindset and want to join us. We value talent! 


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Tactical Buyer Leeuwarden & Cheese locations

What we ask

Work experience & skills we are looking for:

  • 2-5 years of experience in the field of Procurement at a multinational company or a Shared Service organisation
  • End to end understanding of the source to pay process
  • Experience in building RFx events & understanding of e-Sourcing methodologies
  • Knowledge of ERP systems (Coupa, Ariba, SAP)
  • Ability to quickly and accurately analyse data, conclude and summarize results and being able to present these results in a clear and advisory way to stakeholders
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Self-starting and high drive for quality and results
  • This position is based in Leeuwarden, so we are looking for a candidate that lives in the North of The Nertherlands 

What we offer

Your salary is based on the weighting of your job (in this case max Hay15), your experience and your training. FrieslandCampina offers not only a competitive salary but also training and education on the job because it's important for our people to continuously grow. We believe: when you grow, we grow. Learning together, especially in this team where we thrive to be best in class, is very important. We offer an open, inclusive and diverse work environment where you can make impact by wanting to be best in class - as a team. 

Vacancy description

Within our new and ambitious Source-to-contract buyer team we have a great opportunity for a Tactical Buyer - Leeuwarden! 


As a Tactical buyer for our Location in Leeuwarden and for our Northern Cheese Locations, you will be part of the Procurement Sourcing and Excellence department within our Procurement organization. You will contribute to our Procurement strategy by working closely with suppliers, global category procurement and local business procurement, procurement shared service centers, quality, R&D and IT department. You will be part of a new global team with access to advanced sourcing technology, you will be at the forefront to raise the level of sourcing in Frieslandcampina. Essentially you will drive the efficiency and user friendliness toward business colleagues who want to spend money on behalf of FrieslandCampina in the best possible way.


As a Tactical Buyer you will be responsible for the facilitation of the sourcing strategy for Leeuwarden and the Northern Cheese Locations, by setting up and conducting -Tender Events and e-auctions. You will run the tender process end to end, in close collaboration with the Business Procurement Managers, including tender preparation, documentation and analyzing & presenting the results. Securing full compliance regarding supplier safety, sustainability and quality is also one of your focus areas.


Once the supplier is selected you are responsible for contracting, adequate documentation and digital archiving and hand-over to the master data teams.


As a department we want to be best in class. Therefore our Tactical Buyers are expected to be motivated to help continuously improve our processes, speed and quality. 


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.


FrieslandCampina Procurement


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.


FrieslandCampina Procurement is driving a Source for the Stars Transformation program that seeks to create more value for the company in a more effective way. Strong Category Procurement teams and strategies are one of the key pillars of this transformation. The Procurement team has strong relationships with key stakeholders and solid P2P tooling (Coupa) is in place.

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