Our client is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world. They are a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. While they are co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, their brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.
- As a Global CAPEX Senior Procurement Manager, you will serve as the crucial link between the business unit CAPEX teams.
- You'll join a highly accomplished team, working alongside peers who continually strive to elevate their performance.
- Your primary responsibility is to ensure that suppliers align with our company's policies, procedures, and quality standards, and collaborate on innovative initiatives in conjunction with our organization.
You'll report directly to the International CAPEX Procurement Lead and, in summary, your key responsibilities include:
- Developing and implementing Regional Sourcing & Global Category Strategies for CAPEX categories, aimed at delivering balanced and transformative value to our organization.
- Harnessing Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) to drive innovation and value creation across the globe.
- Delivering specific Cost Reduction and Cash Flow targets in alignment with overarching goals, with a focus on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and substantial gains in Value Engineering/Reform.
- Integrating into the sourcing strategy and execution in collaboration with the business units for the Top 25 International CAPEX Projects.
- Defining and executing a pioneering agenda for your area of responsibility, with the goal of advancing your categories.
- Collaborating in cross-functional teams (Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering, Legal, Project teams, etc.) to lead supplier selection and contracting for key CAPEX projects, as well as supporting projects.
- Developing and managing relationships with suppliers and internal partners.
- Providing support to Business Units in managing project crises and resolving escalations.
Please note that a valid EU Working Permit (Orientation Year Visa not included) is required for this position.
- Bachelor's/Master's degree, preferably in Engineering, Procurement, Management, Supply Chain, or a related business field.
- 7-10 years of experience in Procurement, with additional experience in Indirect and CAPEX/MRO Procurement being advantageous.
- Experience in working across international time zones and communities.
- Ability to connect ideas and transform them into opportunities.
- Effective communication and influence skills for driving business decisions and change.
- Interpersonal agility, capable of achieving objectives through both formal and informal channels.
- Skillful priority setting, dedicating time to what matters most and removing obstacles to maintain focus.
- Strong change management and adaptability.
- Professional proficiency in English; knowledge of other languages (Spanish, Indonesian, Mexican, Portuguese, Chinese, Hindi) is a plus.
- Proficiency in Excel and presentation development.
- Professional Attributes
- You are not content with merely winning; you detest losing.
- You are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to grow our business and generate cost savings while consistently surpassing your targets.
- Pressure doesn't easily faze you; in fact, a demanding and dynamic environment energizes you. You excel at time management, possessing excellent organizational and structural skills, allowing you to maintain a comprehensive view of all deliverables.
- Successfully completing multiple projects within defined timeframes is well within your capabilities.
What We Offer You
- A forward-thinking employer dedicated to your success.
- An accelerated career path that few other companies can match.
- A competitive salary with an exceptional bonus structure (above market rates).
- A permanent contract, as we believe in investing heavily in our people.
- Opportunities for international travel.
- Outstanding career development as part of a dynamic team and culture.
- An environment that values fresh insights; if you have an excellent idea, please don't hesitate to share it, and we'll put it into action.
- Location(s): Amsterdam.