The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry – we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $26 billion in revenue and is the 5th largest food and beverage company in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream – it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best – best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people.
It’s a Question of Taste
Do more, be more. Whatever your aspirations, experience something exceptional at Kraft Heinz. We’ll give you the freedom to determine your own direction and deliver in your own style. Outperform our expectations and you’ll move forward faster than you ever thought possible. Come ready to dream. Come eager to grow.
Get a taste of what your career could be at kraftheinzcompany.com/careers.
About the Position
We have an excellent opportunity available for an experienced Buyer to make a difference at Kraft Heinz. The Buyer MEA role lies within the European Middle East and Africa Zone. You’ll be working in a high performing team, alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. You’ll be reporting into the Head of Copacking MEA. Get ready for a lot of exposure to internal senior stakeholders. Full responsibility of critical portfolios and several countries in Middle East & Africa region as well sourcing to implementing new copackers in whitespace countries will be key to this role.
In brief, you will be responsible for;
Establish EMEA procurement strategy on corresponding portfolio, align with internal stakeholders (Supply Chain, R&D, Quality, Marketing, Finance, Global Procurement) and manage end to end all categories in the described region
Come up with ideas and projects to reduce COGs (Cost of Goods) of finish products by managing ingredients, packaging and the manufacturing process and execute portfolio strategy and cost out projects in close cooperation with internal stakeholders
Lead and support in various new product development projects in corresponding portfolio to contribute to company top line growth
Own commercial relationship with co-packers: contractual negotiation, develop alternative options, execute value-engineering initiatives, develop partnerships and new products
Financial reporting (PPV, Cash, forecast, coverage, build budget)
Bachelor or Master Degree in Operations or Supply Chain
2 to 5 years purchasing experience;
A high degree of familiarity and practice of IT skills related to use of Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel
The English language is essential, ideally second and third language in advantage;
Experience with working across international timelines and communities;
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.
Ability to Simplify
We like to keep it simple. And to execute fast. Your ability to simplify will be highly appreciated, when you provide simple solutions dealing with complex challenges.
You’re able to be interesting and interested in business conversations, motivating people to want to be in your network. The stronger the network you have, the more easily you can get things done. You, highly aware of that, are constantly expending your network.
Empathy – listening to the customer
You’re known for your empathy. You listen more and talk less, and therefore truly understand your customer. With that mindset you create commercial chances to optimize the customer experience.
You don’t get easily stressed by pressure, on the opposite, a demanding and dynamic environment is what keeps you energized.
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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