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Global Category Buyer Cups

  • Posted: 28 Mar 2024
  • Cycles & Procurement
  • Hoofddorp
  • Netherlands
  • Hybrid

About the job

As Global Category Senior Buyer for Form-Filled-Sealed plastic cups (FFS), Preformed Cups (PFC) and Paper cups you will work inside the Primary Packaging Team to drive key responsibilities across 380m€ spend.

Our ambition is to transform how we enable growth, end-to-end efficiency, and sustainability. We will be known for co-creating value with the business and leveraging our strategic supplier network.

To deliver our ambition we will work on 3 streams:

  • E2E efficiency. Drive value-creation and & COGs optimization, manage volatility through material flexibility, and secure supply with the highest standards of food safety and quality.
  • Growth. Delivering exciting packaging to consumers by exploring new technologies and solutions.
  • Planet. Contribute to the sustainability agenda of packaging (Danone Impact Journey).

This is a global purchasing role that will work across geographies within the Cups category where key responsibilities will include owning and or supporting:

  • Define in collaboration with Global Sourcing Manager the sourcing strategies across FFS, PFC, and Paper.
  • Lead market analysis, new trends, and technologies recommendations to assess with technical teams.
  • Implement and manage global framework agreement and contracts for Global suppliers.
  • Define Business Continuity Plans (BCP) golden rules for the categories and implement within regions.
  • Drive Category fundamentals and toolkits within the regions, such as should-cost, benchmarking, and TCO.
  • Contribute to plastic reduction targets by identifying optimization opportunities through internal/external benchmarking, supplier investment, and or new technologies.
  • Drive Supplier Relationship Management process and engagement with identified suppliers through proper framework matrices
  • Setting and reporting of the KPIs, ensuring that the KPIs are aligned to business objectives and to our overall global KPI agreed tracking process.

You will report to Rohil SHAH, Global Sourcing Manager Cups.

About you

  • At least 4-5 years of relevant procurement experience; preferably in plastics and or packaging category.
  • Experienced in managing sourcing categories across multiple geographies.
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment and has creativity to solve problems and oriented for value creation.
  • Strong ability to lead, influence, collaborate, and effectively engage multiple stakeholders.
  • Pragmatism, “hands on” mentality, with strategic business approach.
  • Ability to navigate in ambiguous environment; tenacity with strong adaptation and relationship capabilities, to gain credibility and create an efficient network within regions and suppliers.
  • Strong commercial and business acumen and negotiation skills.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Presence to engage effectively with senior supplier stakeholders.
  • Fluent in English.

About us

It’s an exciting time to join Danone! You’ll be joining at a momentum in cycles & procurement journey where you can make a huge impact on our Benelux business. And the best part? You’ll be supported to grow an impactful career that you can be proud of. Together, we’ll build a healthier world.

Joining our Team is a unique opportunity to be part of international teams, live the thrilling experience of a unique company driven by breakthrough ideas, humanism culture and strong sustainable agenda. 

All Danoners receive a complete package of benefits. This includes a competitive salary and yearly bonus, a premium free pension and great discounts on health insurance and Danone products. We understand the importance of flexibility and offer 30 days of annual leave (with the opportunity to purchase more) and a hybrid working environment, where you can work either from home or from one of our People Hub in Hoofddorp.


What’s Next

It’s simple – hit the “apply” button. In order to comply with GDPR we can’t process your personal data without your given consent, so please apply directly via this website. Good luck! We can’t wait to meet you.


Need more information? Please contact Anna Anitova, Talent Acquisition Manager via. anna.anitova@danone.com


* all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.



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