Senior Procurement Marketing & Business Services Manager

If you’re passionate about Sustainability, join us and take a front seat in the Global Procurement Team based in the Netherlands. As Sr Procurement Marketing & Business Services manager, you will be one of the key roles in our Indirect Procurement Organization, focusing on Marketing, Media, Digital, IT and Business Services.

Being a true Business Partner, you will lead a Value Creation agenda and drive excellence in indirect procurement compliance.

Need more details?

You will be joining a young organization that is winning the plant-based category and still have ambition for more, you have a growth-mindset and track record in seizing sustainable opportunities.

You will lead the Marketing, Media, IT and Business Services Indirect Procurement team (2-3 FTE), reporting to Procurement Director, Head of Europe.

You will develop and implement the Category Sourcing Strategy for Marketing, Media, in collaboration with EU regional stakeholders and procurement category managers.

You will be accountable to deliver on the Value Creation agenda (savings and cash generation specific target), aligned with and reported to Finance.

You will be the procurement ambassador, driving the Procurement and Compliance Policies working closely with our Procurement Excellence and BPO teams.

You will build strong relationships with Business stakeholders and Vendors/suppliers to ensure internal customers are satisfied with sourcing services.

You will negotiate contracts and drive implementation of the agreements in a compressed time frame including coordination with internal stakeholders and Suppliers.

You will identify, mitigate, and escalate performance-related risks as well as commercial and contract issues to ensure compliance, manage and control cost variables

You will work with colleagues in EU Procurement team and other functions (Legal, Finance, Operations, Mktg stakeholders, etc.) to drive ongoing improvement of sourcing governance frameworks, processes, and procurement best practices.

What is your background?

You have a master’s degree in preferably Economics, Business Administration, Finance.

You have a minimum of 10 years of relevant working experience in procurement and a few years as a leader (Direct and Indirect experience is a plus within FMCG).

You have strong analytical, planning, and mathematical skills.

You have contract negotiation experience, and source to contract experience.

You have experience in Marketing & Media supplier relationships and strong track record of value-creation projects.

You have flexibility, ability to adapt fast in a dynamic environment.

You are passionate and striving for excellence.

If you are interested, please hit the apply button or reach out on LinkedIn (

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