Beaumont Select

Global Sourcing Manager - Food / Raw Materials - German Speaker

Competitive remuneration package
12 Jul 2017
12 Aug 2017
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

We are pleased to be supporting this global conglomerate business during an exciting period of centralisation with strong growth ambitions… 

Global Sourcing Managers – Food Ingredients (German Speaking) 

Our client is a manufacturer of speciality products based upon improving the wellbeing of the world’s population and are recruiting within their fast division for a Global Sourcing Manager within raw materials such as hydrocolloids, starches, flavours, vegetable and dairy proteins, emulsifiers, sweeteners etc. to be based in their new head office in Amsterdam. 

The successful Global Sourcing Manager will take responsibility for leading the strategic sourcing activities for these raw material category areas. This is an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of procurement within this dynamic environment as they currently don’t have LTC’s in place and need a strong relationship builder with a clear strategic direction. You will have management responsibilities for two buyers, managing over 300 suppliers. You must be willing to travel, especially to Germany every couple of weeks. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Achieving cost reductions within specific category area

  • Managing and improving vendor service levels and materials quality

  • Identify, evaluate and select suppliers, negotiate and close framework agreements of Global and EU region products and services

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of suppliers markets and trends for the specific category area

  • Analysis of supply and demand trends, perform best-in-class negotiation processes

  • Supplier relationship management on both a global and regional basis

  • Vendor performance management

  • Drive product demand optimisation

  • Provide guidance and guidelines to the regional/local procurement personnel 

Essential skills required: 

  • Category experience within food specialities / raw materials is essential from ideally a food manufacturing business

  • Excellent negotiation and supplier relationship management skills

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in relevant field

  • Proven experience of management complex, cross-functional activities and executing key procurement processes

  • Solid market knowledge within commodity area

  • Driven, strategic thinker with solid business acumen

In return our client offer a very competitive remuneration package, outlined career development and aspirations from the start.  This is a great opportunity to be part of shaping a newly created global procurement function and taking ownership of your commodity!


Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business

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