Packaging Buyer EU

Are you ready to become an essential part of our Global Packaging Procurement Team in Wageningen? As our Packaging Buyer for the EU, you will directly support Upfield’s growth agenda by leveraging supplier network in different packaging categories!

The Procurement team is responsible for end-to-end commercial process and focused on building a reliable, high-quality network of suppliers that offer best in class service to Upfield. The main objective of this role is securing this service with Upfield T&C along with optimal Total Cost of Ownership.

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You will report directly to the EU Procurement Manager Packaging and work hand in hand with Project Managers and suppliers.

 You will support tenders RF’x, and implementation of tailor-made supplier relationship strategies for global and regional partners.

You will support the analytics agenda in the categories, providing analysis and recommending potential strategies on new and existing costs, and compiling data on supplier performance, drawing meaningful insights, and supporting critical business decisions with data.

You will take ownership of sourcing and negotiations activities, leading projects and supporting the Procurement manager in leveraging process excellence in the Packaging Procurement area.

You will be responsible for steering day-to-day and from end-to-end commercial activities with contract management and execution in close cooperation with Finance, Legal, R&D, Marketing and Supply Chain departments.

On the operational part, you will become a key user of Ariba (purchase order approvals process, contract management and analyzing Suppliers spend in SAP HANNA), being supported by Upfield’s central Admin team. 

What’s your background?

You have a master’s or bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or any other related subject.

You have at least 4 to 5 years of experience in the packaging procurement area, project management and support for the sourcing process.

You have a minimum one-year relevant track record in spend data analysis, assisting buying and negotiating small contracts.

You have an excellent command of MS Office tools with an emphasis on Excel. SAP and Ariba/knowledge would be a strong asset.

You have experience working in an international environment and thanks to your great stakeholder management and interpersonal skills you feel comfortable in a matrix structure and cross-functional and regional networks.

You have strong analytical skills and creativity in problem-solving allow you to partner with the business.

You demonstrate a data-driven and fact-based approach, and you are capable to support business decisions.

You have a strong ownership mindset, being a Teamplayer.

You have experience in reporting with effective communication skills to stakeholders and different suppliers.

You have English Proficiency in both verbal and written communication any other language is a plus.

Travel request ~ 10- 20%.

If you think this role could be for you please hit the apply button or reach out on LinkedIn. We appreciate your CV!

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