Head of EMEA External Manufacturing

H.J.Heinz SChain Euro BV Company (Amsterdam NH, Nederland) 6 dagen geleden gepost

Kraft Heinz, The Company

As one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, we are proud to spark joy around mealtimes with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands. Some are iconic  brands like Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Kraft Peanut Butter, Kraft Dinner and Heinz Ketchup. Others are fast growing new sensations that defy status quo like CRAVE. No matter the brand, we are united under one vision To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World. Bringing this vision to life are our 36,000+ teammates around the world, making food people love.

Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership and commitment with Rise Against Hunger. And we also stand committed to sustainability, and the health of our planet and its people.

Every day, we are transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you’re passionate like us -- and ready to create the future, build on a storied legacy, and participate as a conscientious global citizen -- there’s one thing to do join us.

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We’re not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. It all comes down to the way we empower our people to own their work. It’s true Our employees are our competitive advantage.

As part of the Kraft Heinz family you’re supported to grow and achieve. You’re recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance at every level. You’re given the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. But you won’t do it alone. This is where our values and teamwork thrives and collaborative spirit fuels every day.

Job Description

About the Position

We have an excellent opportunity available for an experienced Procurement Manager to make a difference at Kraft Heinz. The Head of External Manufacturing EMEA lies within the International Business Unit. You’ll be working in a high performing team, alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. You’ll be reporting into Marc van den Munckhof, Head of Procurement EMEA. Get ready for a lot of exposure to internal senior stakeholders. The delivery of cost savings as well as innovation and improved capabilities will be your primary responsibility. You’re constantly looking for improvement activities across KraftHeinz External Manufacturers network.

In brief, you will be responsible for;

  • P&L responsible for all goods procured via External Manufacturers for EMEA BU
  • Ensure the delivery of results in key performance areas including cost management, market & financial forecast accuracy, cash performance, service & quality, process improvements, innovation, and alignment with our internal business partners.
  • Understand regional stakeholder requirements and define, develop and implement the optimal strategy for Heinz that delivers BU objectives
  • Manage and develop strategic supplier relationships, acting as the primary interface on behalf of KraftHeinz to key category suppliers.
  • Drive value creation by implementing best practices and balancing innovation and capability building with managing costs.
  • Driving a high performing team of junior and senior buyers to reach their maximum potential


Hard Skills
Please kindly note that you need to have an EU Working Permit (Orientation Year Visa not included) in order to proceed for this position.

  • Educated to Bachelor/Master degree level.
  • 8+ years Procurement experience in the Food Industry.
  • Demonstrated management and leadership of a team of professionals.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Demonstrates superior interpersonal, coaching, and communication skills to multiple levels of the organization.
  • Able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously & to develop priorities for self and members of staff.
  • Motivated, self-directed, and detail oriented.
  • English language is essential, ideally second and third language in advantage.

Professional Attributes

  • Communication Skills
    • At Kraft Heinz you’ll easily be exposed to senior management, no matter your level. Therefore, it’s important you have excellent communication skills, to deal with all kinds of different stakeholders.
  • Resilience
    • You’re able to bounce back after a disappointment or set back, big or small. And always continue to move onward & upward.
  • Commercial Sense
    • You don’t only want to win; you hate to lose. You’re always seeking for opportunities to expand your business and create more savings, while over delivering your targets.
  • High pressure
    • You don’t get easily stressed by pressure, on the opposite, a demanding and dynamic environment is what keeps you energized.
  • Team player
    • Achieving results is nice, but achieving results with the team is simply the best. You’re a team player, which means you’re sometimes a leader, sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates. 

What we offer you

  • An ambitious employer; we only want to the best for you;  
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match;
  • A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market);
  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people;
  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea, please let us know and we can set it in action!


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