EU Commodity Buyer
Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
19 dagen geleden

The company

Our client is a professional Food organisation, based in Zuid-Holland Netherlands. Are you looking for :

  • Sustainable procurement principles and an organisation that has a mission to improve the earth's condition?
  • An independent buying position with a European scope?
  • An ambitious, multicultural organisation in an agile environment?
  • Do you bring :
  • A BSc or MSc?
  • A BSc or MSc?
  • Experience with commodity buying, preferably in a food / fmcg environment?
  • Or experience with the edible oils production process.
  • An entrepreneurial and ambitious mindset?
  • For questions, contact me via j.spape

    Role description

    The European Buyer Oils is responsible for commodity procurement by coordinating procurement resources and leveraging global and cluster supplier network to deliver on supply chain and global targets.

    The portfolio covers all liquid oils e.g. rapeseed oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil. Or tropical oils.


  • Actively involved in the design and implementation of commodities strategy (primary focus on Oils and Fats).
  • Analyze and develop deep understanding of the supply markets, including external economic factors which influence those markets.
  • Prepare information on purchase prices and conditions and support the financial analysis of the portfolio, including price benchmarking and total cost analysis.
  • Identifying and building partnerships with key suppliers on an operational level (incl. contract management) and manage supplier compliance.
  • Act as a key contact for factories regarding in time delivery, quality and supplier service of oils portfolio.
  • Monitor overall performance of the supply network and ensure continuous improvement.
  • Execute cost savings and support deployment of innovation agenda at global and regional levels.
  • Drive implementation of the Sustainability agenda in your Procurement area.
  • Requirements

  • Higher professional education / university degree (BSc or MSc).
  • Experience in a commodities company, or within Oils & Fats is an advantage.
  • Experience in ingredients buying and Commodity risk management experience is a plus.
  • Experience with large-scale change management projects and in international assignments are a plus.
  • Negotiation, influencing and stakeholder management skills.
  • Proficient in both verbal and written English communication.
  • Enjoy working in a virtual and multicultural working environment.
  • Other information

  • Internal contacts : Procurement Global and Cluster teams, Supply Chain teams, R&D team, Legal team, Marketing team, Finance business partners
  • External contacts : Suppliers : Commercial and Top management (CEO’s) of Key Suppliers, Agents, professional organization, industry bodies and 3PM, NGO’s, advisors and benchmarking organizations
  • Travel globally for Supplier meetings, Industry meetings, project meetings and team meetings.
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