Capex & MRO Buyer - Upfield

Capex & MRO Buyer

Are you passionate about sourcing & buying? Would you like to join us and take a front seat in our in our Global Procurement Team based in Wageningen, Netherlands? As our Capex & MRO Buyer you would ensure strategic sourcing of Capex & MRO related goods and services within the defined scope.

You will support in delivering Value Creation Programs across the global network of suppliers and report directly into the Global Procurement Manager Capex & MRO.

Need more details?

You will strategically source and negotiate contracts and lead the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM).

You will develop and maintain working relationships with both internal and external business stakeholders.

You will deliver on key financial targets such as gross margin improvement through savings and cash flow improvement by applying (e.g.) smart buying tools.

You will optimize the current sourcing network and consolidate if needed.

You will execute sustainability agenda.

You will have close engagement with internal suppliers (Procurement Global and Cluster teams, Manufacturing teams, R&D team, Legal, Finance business partners) & external suppliers (Commercial management and Top management (CEO’s) of Key Suppliers, Agents, professional organization, industry bodies, advisors and benchmarking organizations and others) .

So, what does it take to be successful in this role?

You have a Bachelor/master’s degree.

You have a minimum of two years’ experience in procurement and contracting.

You have the ability to analyse sourcing data and conceptualize sourcing strategies.

You have negotiation, influencing, and stakeholder management skills.

You have experience in large-scale change management projects as a plus.

You are ready to travel whenever is required.

What is next?

Ready to apply? I am looking forward to receiving your details before our deadline on the 31st of August. After the deadline we review all applications, the first step in the process will be a 30- 45-minute video interview with myself Andre Vleeming. If successful, you will have a first Interview with the Hiring Manager, followed possibly by another interview with another of our stakeholders.

If you are not ready yet and want to know more about the role, you can contact me on

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Salary & Benefits

Hybrid (3 days at the office/place of work minimum)

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