Category Procurement Manager - External Manufacturing

You are responsible to control and manage the External Manufacturing category procurement relationships towards External Manufacturers and business stakeholders. The purpose of the role is to secure successful implementation and execution of business strategies and sourcing strategies derived from that.

Regular communication with Stakeholders (Supply chain, R&D, Marketing Mgmt. etc.) must be established and maintained in order to respond to business needs and to contribute to the Business growth in providing NPD solutions and innovative products through External Manufacturers.

Based on Market Intelligence you develop, maintain and optimize ongoing commercial relationships with External Manufacturers, to secure delivery of Products at the best Cost, Quality and Service on time and in full, and fully compliant with FrieslandCampina policies and standards. You analyse and negotiate Total Costs of Products covering R&D costs, Investments, Packaging, Raw Materials and Conversion Costs. Various procurement tools including cost modelling, joint business plans with vendors, bid events and negotiations for agreements are to be applied.

Following contract implementation you regularly evaluate supplier performance against contractual KPI’s and initiate/lead corrective action where/when required. When vendor performance issues, complaints or escalation moments occur, you will engage with the supplier and business stakeholder(s) to resolve it.

Category Procurement Manager - External Manufacturing

Wat we vragen

  • Academic working and thinking (Masters degree);
  • 5 years working experience in Supply Chain related functions, including minimum 2 years in Procurement 
  • Result driven professional;
  • You take responsibility for your work and are continuously looking for new opportunities to make a change;
  • You are customer focused and are able to act with speed and decisiveness to achieve the best results;
  • You act with an owner’s mindset – focusing resources with the long term in mind.
  • Excellent communicator & experience in managing a large variety of stakeholders at different levels.

Wat we bieden

  • Challenging job in a very dynamic environment;
  • Work with a wide variety of stakeholders & learn from them;
  • Be part of projects to enable growth of a large Multi-national;
  • Get internal as well as external exposure to grow as a professional;
  • Work in a diverse & fun international team of procurement professionals with different backgrounds and levels of experience;
  • Competitive salary based on the weighting of the job, your experience and your training.


  • Manage relationships with External ManufacturersResponsible to control and manage the External Manufacturing category portfolio of Supplier Relationships, to ensure flawless implementation and execution of Supplier Relationship Management.

  • Manage relationships with StakeholdersResponsible to cooperate with the External Manufacturing category Stakeholders, to ensure efficient commercialization with product supply and drive flawless implementation and execution of category programs/charters as well as NPD solutions.

  • Buying NegotiationsActively participate in the final negotiation process, in order to seamlessly take over new/updated vendor relationships

  • Contract ManagementAccountable to finalize the vendor agreement/contracting documentation as well as contracting procedures following final negotiation.Drive, track and secure TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and/or AUPR (Annual Unit Price Reduction) as specified in the vendor agreement/contract.

  • Change ManagementDrive change management processes in communicating efficiently and effectively towards External Manufacturers and relevant Business Stakeholders, during program/charter execution phase.

  • Performance & Risk ManagementMonitor performance evolution, issues and complaints across the External Manufacturing category vendor portfolio and agreed KPIs. Follow risk management procedures to ensure risks with critical materials are covered as much as possible.

  • Value creation & savingsLeverage on in-house expertise with relevant experts inside FrieslandCampina and organize Value Engineering events with suppliers to identify additional improvement opportunities and proactively communicate towards category interfaces. Drive value creation and savings for the category.

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.

Your direct team consists of 9 procurement professionals with a product and a geographical focus in External Manufacturing. You work in multi-disciplinary teams to enable growth for FrieslandCampina by leveraging capabilities of external partners. Furthermore you will be supported by a large group of local procurement professionals to ensure success globally.

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JOB-ID: 41788 | Category Procurement Manager - External Manufacturing, Netherlands
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