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Category Procurement Manager

Plaats:  Oudenhoorn
Geplaatst op:  05-04-2018

Looking for an inspirational job in the Food-industry (make)?

Since 1971, we grow the tastiest potatoes. We are committed to nature, proud of our farmers’ heritage. Farm Frites is pure, authentic, passionate; together with our growers we are working around the clock to make a difference. Straight from the fields, our potatoes are carefully taken care of and processed into fries. That farmland is our foundation. It is invaluable to Farm Frites!  And so are the more than 1,500 employees that work for Farm Frites, all over the world. That’s why we do everything we do in the most sustainable way and respect people and planet. Where quality comes first … and taste! You can see it and you can taste it.

Worldwide, more and more people enjoy fries. Not only in the Western world, but also increasingly in Asia and Latin America. We have contributed to this growth. And we continue to do so.  It’s very simple: We want to make the tastiest fries. Because it’s a delight to eat delicious fries. It’s a party, a treat, it makes people happy! We aim for the ultimate consumer experience: we want the best taste of the land to put a smile on everyone’s face.

We are now looking for a:

Category Procurement Manager

Farm Frites has identified a professional and well-developed procurement function as ‘mission critical’ to deliver its 2020 strategic goals. Procurement is expected to deliver significant value to Farm Frites’ business by means of:

  • Realizing a competitive cost base trough intelligent sourcing strategies with firm commitment on securing safety, quality and reliability for the business;
  • Ensuring committed suppliers who are able to deal with Farm Frites business dynamics and are highly determined to contribute to the success of Farm Frites in the market;
  • Being ahead of the market for supplier innovations (‘outside-in’) reinforcing Farm Frites’ capabilities throughout the entire value chain.

At Farm Frites Procurement, it’s all about creating business impact. Business impact which focusses on important spend categories like Ingredients, Energy, External Manufacturing, Oils, Packaging, Transport, Capex and others.

You are expected to really drive your designated spend categories towards success in a responsible and sustainable way with high personal autonomy and mandate. You will own the entire process from sourcing strategy until delivery and implementation of the results. In this role you work in close collaboration and alignment with your stakeholders that will vary from the boardroom to the backroom of our company. At Farm Frites Procurement it is really YOU that can make the difference, with personal impact on the success of our business!

In order to become successful in this role you need to be self-starting, passionate about understanding the business needs and delivering results, have a strong drive to win and to beat competition. You are able to get people in motion and can vary and switch easily from strategy thinking to rather tactical and operational activities and vice versa.

Farm Frites Procurement has embraced the framework of ‘Procurement Category Management’ which will give you a strong foundation to deliver your 3-year strategy. You will report directly into the Procurement Director. Procurement is part of Operations & Supply Chain, headed by our COO.

Working at Farm Frites is enjoyable, creative and challenging. That’s why we offer our employees a dynamic environment in which they can develop their individual talents and skills and achieve their personal goals. For this reason, we offer our employees opportunities for personal development through training and education, a working environment that balances challenges and support, and an advancement policy based on ability and performance.

As a family company, Farm Frites attaches great value to good manners inspired by principles such as mutual respect, caring for each other and assuming mutual responsibility.  

Would you like to apply for this vacancy at Farm Frites?
Does this challenge interest you? Please submit your letter of motivation and CV via our job applications page.

Applications from recruitment agencies will be ignored!