Job Description

As a senior procurement manager you will lead the international IM&S sourcing team (4 employees) (1 in Egypt, 1 in the UK and 2 in The Netherlands). You will be travelling 15% of your time. You are part of the Global IM&S Procurement organization. You will lead or assist, cost optimization projects, development and execution of world class sourcing, procurement strategies & procedures. You will be accountable for the management and optimization of the regional IM&S sourcing portfolio. You will utilize and develop the sourcing team assigned. You will make long term (procurement) plans.

  • Manage & optimize and maintain the regional Purchase portfolio for indirect materials & services;
  • Lead the Regional IM&S sourcing team;
  • Negotiate terms and conditions / Manage and monitor supplier contracts;
  • Establish and maintain internal and external relationships;
  • Continuous market surveillance searching for opportunities leading to reduction of TCO and /or differentiation to IFF;
  • Participate / lead cross functional initiatives and projects;
  • Project future demands and requirement and translate into annual plans.

We think personal growth is very important! There are lots of opportunities to boost your career at IFF. A position like category manager is obvious.

About IFF

We are IFF. We are the catalyst for discoveries that spark the senses and transform the everyday. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is a leading innovator of sensorial experiences that move the world. At the heart of our company, we are fueled by a sense of discovery, constantly asking “what if?” That passion for exploration drives us to co-create unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty, detergents and household goods, as well as beloved foods and beverages.

Our 7,300 team members globally take advantage of leading consumer insights, research and development, creative expertise, and customer intimacy to develop differentiated products.

Dreamers and doers, we work tirelessly to discover flavors and fragrances that inspire customers and delight consumers. We are fueled by our four corporate values of passion, creativity, expertise and empowerment. It is the unique blend of these values that make us IFF. These qualities can be seen and felt throughout our amazing 129 year history and will continue to guide us as we explore our limitless possibilities and develop new-to-world solutions that enhance the lives of millions around the globe.

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Required Skills
  • Bachelor or Master degree, preferably Industrial Engineering and Management (Technische bedrijfskunde);
  • NEVI 3;
  • Min 5 years' experience in international procurement;
  • Experience working within an multinational (production) company;
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of Procurement processes and Procedures;
  • Experience to lead a team of people;
  • Able to project future needs and requirement and translate into annual plans;
  • Proactive, analytical with strong negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Flexible attitude, adaptability in a dynamic international environment;
  • Cultural sensitivity, able to act effectively in the ME and African culture;
  • Languages: Dutch, English.


Required Experience
Vacature opslaan