Global Buyer Packaging

Danone - Amsterdam Schiphol

Posted 760 days ago
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The Context of the Company
“Bringing Health through Food to as Many People as Possible” -
DANONE is today the only food group to focus on health. We are World number 1 in fresh dairy products, World number 2 in bottled waters, World number 2 in baby nutrition and European number 1 in medical nutrition.

With international brands such as Nutrilon, Aptamil, Milupa, Mellin, Cow&Gate, Nutricia, Dumex, Blédina DANONE's Baby Nutrition holds leadership positions (n°2 worldwide) in Baby Nutrition around the world. With years of experience and constant innovation we developed a unique expertise in every baby food segment. Over recent years, our baby business has been one of the fastest-growing international branded food businesses in the world, enjoying consistent double digit growth year after year.

For the Central Purchasing team of the Danone Baby Nutrition Division in Danone Place Schiphol (WTC Amsterdam Airport), we are looking for the Global Buyer Packaging who will manage the PLASTICS category/commodity and to be the Buyer in the cross-functional Innovation Projects.

To create the Injected Plastics category for Danone Baby Nutrition. To define and implement sourcing strategies in the category that supports the Business and Team objectives and to become the Projects Buyer for Innovation projects.


1. Project Buyer for Innovation projects:
- SPOC between the project team and the category buyers
- Understand strategies of the categories and feed them with innovation
- Take into account project team needs
- Build and implement the Packaging solution : from quotations to contract and launch

2. Category Buyer for Moulding Plastics:
- Develop and implement Category Sourcing Strategy
- Accountable for the Purchasing Budget, manage risks and opportunities to the budget and claims
- Manage Security of Supply: dual sourcing, contingency planning, quality, service level, supplier capacity analysis (moulds)
- Initiate, lead and implement Productivity & CO2 reduction Projects (Booster)
- Innovation: capture innovation from suppliers, initiate and contribute to innovation projects
- Manage Supplier Selection and Contracting – Supplier relationship Management
- Actively manage Working Capital in category through payment terms, inventories, lead times, MOQ

Desired Skills and Experience

- You are able to convince and influence local and central stakeholders
- You are highly structured and organized
- You have very strong analytical skills with experience in working in a pragmatic and/or production environment
- You have experience working in an International Matrix Organization
- Expertise and knowledge in the Plastics commodity is a must. Knowledge in an international context is a plus.
- Buyer experience in Multinational Food manufacturing or FMCG or Pharma companies is a plus
- You have managed an international network of stakeholders, including local plant/buyer and local suppliers in different countries

Our motto is Great Place to Grow. We offer an international and dynamic working environment, where we stimulate your development, within the same discipline, but also cross functionally and internationally. Alongside this we offer a competitive package and benefits. DANONE PLACE SCHIPHOL is located in the WTC at Schiphol Airport, nearby Amsterdam.

If interested please apply via the Company Website.
If you need more information about this position please contact Sara Coelho (Recruiter)

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