EU Buyer Paper-based Packaging


Datum: 1 week geleden
Stad: Hoofddorp, Noord-Holland
Contract type: Voltijd
About the job

EU Paper-based Packaging Buyer is part of the Cycles & Procurement team for Europe based in Hoofddorp. Your role will have a wide scope encompassing different areas of the packaging category including fueling the Packaging Team pipeline and driving tasks related to innovation, productivity, sustainability or day to day category management.

You will be supporting the EU Paper-based Packaging team of Europe (~200M EUR spend) including the integration, implementation and execution of Regional Strategies, within Europe for all suppliers and business divisions. The key focus is on finding synergies, co-building and executing the strategies as well as contributing to Cost-Take out projects, Danone Impact Journey, and driving business growth through innovation.

You role would be split into 3 big missions, including the following responsibilities:

Mission 1 : Paper-based Packaging Buyer for Specialized Nutrition (SN) & Waters :

    • Co-management with the lead Buyers on EU Corrugated Portfolio with a focus on SN & Waters division.
    • SPOC for our Specialized Nutrition SN &Waters for both Corrugated & Compact categories :
      • Project management : coordination, preparation of Business case, presentation to dedicated Forums, accountability on proper execution by local teams and suppliers negotiations/follow-ups.
      • Visibility & Engagement on our sourcing strategy
      • Communication on our Budget.
    • Autonomous management of part of the Portfolio by leading day-to-day discussions, prices & contract negotiations, strategic business review with Suppliers, as well as with business units.
    • Support on building the strategy, runs analysis and negotiations, strategy, suppliers SRM.
    • Support on Tender Preparation & Duplication : gather and consolidate data for tender (corrugated & compact); setting Internal Systems properly.
    • Supplier Panel Validation & New Business Cases : discuss and negotiate price list with suppliers (with the support of buyer), accountability on applying our suppliers strategy.

  • Mission 2 : SPOC for transversal strategic topics by following up key KPIs
    • Lead transversal topics / Connect inside the Danone organization cross-functionally to ensure supply security, support innovations, fill productivity pipelines and fulfill needs of our business in line with the strategy implementation. Ad-hoc support to the buyers on specific tasks &/or projects.
    • Drive compliance and KPIs setting to programs such as quality, sustainability, business continuity, service level,… and drive continuous category improvement.
    • Tools: build relevant tools for the team or contribute to the ones developed at C&P level, keep them up-to-date, train the buyers, …

  • Mission 3 : Price Management & Administration
    • Ensure cost that price lists and cost models are up-to-date, price discrepancy management
    • Ensure compliance with contracts, suppliers agreement, Sedex, Paper Sustainability reporting,…
    • Support external resources on invoicing and price reconciliation.

Meet your future manager! You will work closely with WILZ Constance, Regional Paper Packaging Manager.

About you

To be successful in this role you need to have at least 2-4 years of experience in procurement, proven leadership capabilities, a ‘can-do’ attitude, be analytical, able to propose new ideas, ready to drive change with a mindset of excellence in execution.

Previous experience in packaging categories (preferably paper) would be a great benefit to become successful in this role.

As this role foresees a close interaction with the key suppliers as well as multiple internal stakeholders across the globe you need to have solid presentation and negotiation skills, excellent stakeholder management skills and be highly disciplined.

  • Qualities of rigor, structuration. At ease with excel, being able to build models and implement them into the company and suppliers.
  • Be comfortable with continuous moving environment, capacity to be resilient.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-driven personality pursuing Excellence and Courage.
  • Team player believing in collective intelligence.
About us

Cycles & Procurement is right at the heart of making the Danone vision One Planet. One Health a reality. Through what & how we source, we shape the world in which we operate & we build the future for Danone.

With our Cycles we protect and secure our key resources (Milk, Water and Plastic) & we take a strategic approach to Procurement to support the business and social agenda of Danone. We are one team of procurement professionals worldwide working closely together with our colleagues across the Company. We secure competitive, sustainable resources, seek innovative solutions and partner up with suppliers aligned to our vision.

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. [email protected]

  • 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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