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12month Interim_Global Buyer, Packaging/Ingredients, Amsterdam

12month Interim_Global Buyer, Packaging/Ingredients, Amsterdam

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    €50 - €95 per hour

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    Geoff Hunt

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Excellent 12-month global procurement buyer contract opportunity with a large FMCG company. Potential for extension of the initial 12-month contract.

Role is based in Amsterdam & offers flexible working/hybrid.

Hourly rate of ideally €50-95ph

If interested in the procurement buyer role for ingredients and packaging and you have the current right to work in the Netherlands and you're available for new contracts, please see details below and apply asap.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Conducts thorough spend analysis on ingredient/packaging sub-categories to identify new suppliers and assist/develop roadmap based on specified projects
  • Work with a cross-functional team on Ingredients/packaging harmonization projects
  • Support the category lead(s) with the implementation of sub-category sourcing strategies
  • Executes the strategic sourcing process
  • Builds strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to identify and develop future cost savings opportunities
  • Works with local operations teams to reflect procurement systems with accurate pricing and onboard suppliers

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Educated to a Bachelor's degree level
  • Experience in Direct Procurement in the Food Industry
  • Sourcing/procurement/purchasing experience and knowledge in ingredients/packaging
  • Experienced in conducting supplier negotiation
  • Can effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experienced package procurement solutions (Ariba, Coupa, SAP, etc.)
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet software (i.e., Microsoft Excel)
  • Motivated-self-directed, detailed oriented, and high ownership


  • Category expertise
  • Contract Negotiations, Contract Management, and Supplier Relationship Management
  • Project Management
  • RfQ development & Execution
  • Experienced with procurement system(s)
  • E-Auctions
  • Analytical