Farm Frites is op zoek naar: Category Procurement Manager

Are you the new Category Procurement Manager at Farm Frites? Read quickly about our beautiful family owned company near Rotterdam!



We are looking for a:


Category Procurement Management

40 hours, location Oudenhoorn


What does your team look like?

Farm Frites Procurement has embraced the framework of ‘Procurement Category Management’ which will give you a strong foundation to deliver your 3-year strategy. You are part of a team colleague category buyers and will report directly into the Procurement Manager. In this role you work in close collaboration and alignment with your stakeholders that will vary from the boardroom to the backroom of our company. At Farm Frites Procurement it is really YOU that can make the difference, with personal impact on the success of our business!

What will you be doing?

  • Own and take responsibility over categories packaging, raw materials, 3rd party manufacturing and energy across Farm Frites. In this role you are the face to the (supplier) market and to Farm Frites’ stakeholder landscape for the assigned categories;
  • Leverage supplier capabilities to serve the business strategic agenda, by leading the development & implementation of the categories sourcing strategy, including step changing current practices, portfolio simplification and value contribution on cost, quality, productivity, innovation & sustainability;
  • Continuously maintain and improve your 3-year rolling roadmap for your categories driving continuous improvement in the areas of TCO reduction, innovation, sustainability and risk management (especially around commodities);
  • Deliver a procurement program for Y+1 delivering a minimum of 3% y-o-y cost savings across all categories in scope;
  • Challenge business stakeholders on the cost, usage (demand) and specifications of their requirements;
  • Act as a driver for change and convince internal stakeholders of the relevancy of suggested value engineering projects from a procurement perspective;
  • Identify and deliver synergies leveraging scope and scale across the company as well as opportunities for working on a strategic level with suppliers in order to create value for both parties;
  • Own and refine framework for commodity risk management further, continuously monitor and anticipate on price trends and developments for key commodity markets;
  • Bring timely decision making on the best hedge/swap/forward buying opportunities for commodities to the Board whilst protecting sales prices securing sufficient coverage for commodities;
  • Deliver price forecast +24 months for all categories in scope on a monthly basis, substantiated by relevant market updates and insights including financial impact for Farm Frites sales prices;
  • Act as Business Process Owner (BPO) for ‘Source-to-Pay’ taking responsibility for adequate, effective and robust processes in SAP-system for assigned workstream with high adoption rate and user satisfaction. Guide further optimization of tooling, processes, governance and adoption of users to the system;
  • Ensure optimal procurement management in terms of quantity, quality and pricing. You use your analytical skills to drive and aim for the best possible Service Level Agreements with our supplier network;
  • You pro-actively and intensely exchange information with the business stakeholders for value engineering purposes; informing them with timely and up to date market- and supply chain data, while acquiring product information and innovation input;
  • Key to success is your stakeholder management capabilities and drive for results and delivery.

What do you need?

  • Master degree in Business Administration, Logistics or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience within a relevant procurement function;
  • 4-5+ years practical experience in strategic sourcing (procurement) is required;
  • Category management experience in buying is a must;
  • Conceptually and strategically a strong thinker with a pragmatic and hands-on attitude;
  • Understanding of strategic commodity management is required;
  • Learn and adapt to changing market conditions and business dynamics;
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to lead x-functional teams, collaborating with both internal and external stakeholders ensuring timely delivery of objectives
  • Experience working with & developing strong relationships with multiple stakeholders (from boardroom to backroom) to deliver results whilst dealing with ambiguity;
  • Ability to lead multiple projects and to prioritize under stressful situations ensuring timely delivery;
  • Bring solid commercial and financial qualities to the table – a must because you will negotiate and challenge when needed;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to solve complex problems;
  • Experience in food- or make industry is a plus.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English

Are you a Farm Friter? Then you will recognize yourself in the following:

  • You have a can-do mentality and with everything you do you keep your customer in mind. You prefer a no nonsense environment and make down-to-earth decisions.
  • You are involved and feel responsible for the growth of The Farm and you love to work together with colleagues to achieve the best results. Open and direct communication is a must.
  • You are creative, able to switch quickly and find it OK if a plan changes when an opportunity occurs. We are entrepreneurial and want to keep this spirit!
  • You are result driven and always looking for things that you can improve.
  • You have passion, enthusiasm and knowledge for and in your field of expertise and you are proud of it!

What do we offer you?

At Farm Frites Procurement, it’s all about creating business impact. Business impact which focusses on important spend categories. Working at Farm Frites gives you the feeling to belong to a big family. Farm Frites is growing, which makes it a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment to work in. We will make sure you have the right knowledge and tools to do your work properly.

Please send us your online application via the link on the website - including CV and motivation letter. For more information, you can mail our Recruitment Team via

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