Interim Procurement Buyer 4x - Badenoch + Clark
Geplaatst 24 June 2022

Are you a freelance buyer and do you have the ambition to be socially involved? For a highly social impacted project of a major FMCG player we are looking for four buyers. This project arose due to the current situation in Europe and requires a number of English-speaking freelance buyers with experience in the food/packacing sector.

About our client

For our client, a large international food and beverage company with a Dutch branch in Amsterdam, we have been asked to help them find 4 Procurement Buyers for a highly social impacted project (food and packaging supplies) regarding the current situation in Eastern Europe.

About the assignment
  • Conducts spend analysis on ingredient/packaging sub-categories to identify potential new suppliers and supports/develops roadmap based on identified projects.
  • Work with cross-functional team on Ingredients/packaging harmonization projects.
  • Supports category lead(s) with the implementation of sub-category sourcing. strategies. You will support prioritizing the projects to source, assist in determining the strategy for which events/bid types will be used, contribute to the supplier strategy (rationalizing vs identifying new suppliers) and assist in identifying opportunities to optimize the supplier portfolio with the existing supply base (new offerings, co-innovation opportunities).
  • Executes the strategic sourcing process which includes: market and industry analysis, E-Auction, supplier research/reviews, sourcing execution, bid analysis, negotiations, contracting, and implementation.
  • 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.
  • Articulates clear status reports on execution of their sourcing pipeline.
Main criteria
  • You have experience in Direct Procurement in the Food Industry.
  • You have sourcing experience and knowledge in ingredients/packaging.
  • You are experienced in conducting supplier negotiation.
  • You can effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • You are experienced package procurement solutions (Ariba, Coupa, SAP, etc.)
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet software (i.e., Microsoft Excel)
  • Educated to a Bachelor‘s degree level
  • Motivated-self-directed, detailed oriented and high ownership
  • Analytical
The procedure

The position is fulltime for 6 months or longer. You work at the office in Amsterdam.


Are you interested in this position and do you meet the criteria? Please reach out to Ronald de Zoete ( | +31-63051 4629) or respond directly via the website of Badenoch + Clark.

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