interim Category Procurement Manager Metal Cans

  • Vakgebied Procurement
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer VAC-10023966
  • Locatie Amersfoort
  • Type overeenkomst Interim/independent, Secondment via YER
  • Branche Food, Feed, Pharma


FrieslandCampina Corporate Procurement is a dynamic department that’s globally responsible for all Category management and sourcing activities within FrieslandCampina. The results they achieve make a big difference on the profitability of the company. By working together with their suppliers they continuously strive to improve performance, optimize costs and ensure that their products have a competitive advantage over their competitors.

This interim position is a replacement for maternity leave.

Over de functie

We are looking for a bright, energetic and enthusiastic procurement professional to join the Global Packaging Procurement Category team. Within this team you will have the opportunity to really make a difference and shape the future of packaging within the company. The Category Procurement Manager Metal Cans develops and drives global procurement category strategies; aligning business needs and consumer requirements with supply market capabilities driving long term value for FrieslandCampina.

As Global Category Manager Metal Cans you will be responsible for the sourcing of tinplate and finished metal cans globally. You will set-up and drive strategic long-range plans in close cooperation with business procurement colleagues globally and get commitment from stakeholders. The spend responsibility will be around €250 Mio per year. The complexity of this role lies in the challenging supplier landscape and the large number of stakeholders who are situated across production plants globally. You will identify and realize opportunities within the category/portfolio to reduce overall total costs, secure contingency, drive open innovation and manage sustainability opportunities. It is FrieslandCampina’s ambition to lead with sustainability and to make all packaging globally fully recyclable / CO2 neutral. You will drive their sustainability efforts across packaging formats and engage suppliers to lead with them on this journey.

Because of the oligopolistic supply markets characteristics, make-or-buy studies are key to give insights in future opportunities, reducing supply risks and total cost of ownership.

You will identify value drivers in the supply chain, set up should cost models, coordinate tenders together with the responsible S2C buyers and actively identify and drive top-line growth opportunities.

Responsibilities are in the area of: Category Management, Strategic Sourcing Management, Supplier Relationship Management, Program Management, Thought Leadership, Financial Management and Stakeholder Management.

Over het bedrijf

At our client FrieslandCampina, milk and dairy are central to everything they do, but FrieslandCampina makes more than just cheese and yoghurt. They also produce dairy-based foods for very specific groups of consumers, such as toddlers or adults with special needs. And they supply ingredients for their products to the food industry and the pharmaceutical industry. The activities are divided into 4 market-oriented business groups: Food & Beverage, Trading, Ingredients and Specialized Nutrition. FrieslandCampina is wholly owned by Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A., with 16,995 member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Thanks to these member dairy farmers, they are among the largest dairy cooperatives in the world.


There's 2 options:

  • working as a freelancer: max. hourly rate: €95,-
  • working as a contractor: max. yearly salary: €115k

Period: 01-11-2022 till September 2023

Combination work at the office and at home possible


You are a talented procurement professional with a proven track record. Ideally you bring 10 years of Purchasing experience in packaging materials to the table. Multitasking comes naturally and you are stress averse. FrieslandCampina is not your average type of multinational. The company culture is no-nonsense based and entrepreneurial. Straightforward communication, strong interpersonal skills and taking initiative are highly regarded. As a person you are entrepreneurial, a self-starter and someone who takes responsibility, unlocks opportunities, removes barriers, align suppliers and internal stakeholders. Someone who simply gets things done.


  • Talented procurement professional with a proven track record
  • Strong interpersonal skills, no-nonsense and fact driven
  • Strong stakeholder management skills (also at senior executive level)
  • A can-do mentality and self-starter
  • A pragmatic personality with advanced analytical skills
  • Commercial flair, humour and determination
  • University degree
  • 10 years’ experience in (packaging) procurement, preferable in a multinational environment

Candidate might have to work in Heilbronn, Germany for the first couple of weeks.

English speaking/reading candidates are also suitable

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