Strategic Buying Lead


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At HelloFresh we love food and our mission is to change the way people eat forever. That change comes conveniently packaged in a box - a HelloFresh Box, filled with the best fresh ingredients. With our meal boxes with easy-to-cook recipes and fresh ingredients, we are driving change in the quickly evolving food industry. From developing our recipes to delivering the boxes - the customer is at the center of everything we do. Our aim is to make every meal a moment to look forward to, for everyone at the table. No surprise then that data is our friend and for us, learning never stops. We make quick but informed decisions and as a fast-growing company, we value flexibility and speed.

We need you!
For our young and passionate team in Amsterdam, we are looking for a Strategic Buying Lead. Working in the Procurement team, you take a leading role in shaping our HelloFresh products on an ingredient level

As Strategic Buying Lead, you will focus on the profitability and performance of our supplier base by developing and implementing cross-category strategic sourcing processes, contract/vendor management practices, and by driving other areas of continuous improvement. We are looking for a hands-on, numbers-driven leader with a focus on impact and action.

You’ll be working on:

  • Managing, developing, and mentoring a team of Strategic Buyers, varying in experience. 
  • Developing and implementing standardized strategic sourcing practices across all Procurement categories
  • Overseeing and developing a comprehensive set of supplier/contract management processes, including systems and tools 
  • Leveraging internal/external networks and industry benchmarks to understand, recommend, and implement best practices that optimize processes, reduce risk, and increase profitability
  • Managing supply risk by building/fortifying a supplier base in alignment with company objectives and values, and emerging product needs
  • Developing procurement analytics frameworks (including market, supplier, and SKU analysis) to identify/prioritize opportunities for cost reduction
  • Developing a culture of continuous improvement, both internally and externally with our vendors, through data-driven reporting, effective project management, use of retrospectives, and by identifying new capabilities and processes that drive efficiency and improve our cost structure 
  • Building strong cross-functional relationships and partner with our supply chain team, our production centres, and our project delivery teams to drive both immediate and sustained benefits to the company and our customers
  • Being the subject matter expert in all things related to procurement and strategic sourcing

Are you our perfect new colleague?

You have at least 8 years of working experience in Consultancy or Procurement, preferably in FMCG. An innovative and strategic leader, with experience in leading and coaching a team of direct reports. You have deep knowledge of Procurement and continuous improvement. You are commercial and analytical, focused on and intrinsically motivated to get the best deal for HelloFresh. As a strong communicator, you know how to set up and finish projects successfully, how to update your progress, and how to manage a team with varying degrees of experience.

What do we offer you?

  • Make a serious impact on the product range of HelloFresh
  • Learning and development opportunities plus the opportunity to request training specifically for your role and career with us
  • Freedom of idea and initiative, execution and implementation of your own ideas
  • The opportunity to engage and collaborate with our colleagues across the globe
  • A discount on your weekly HelloFresh box
  • Our FreshEnergy program including bootcamp, mindfulness walks, Headspace subscription, webinars and other events
  • Healthy lunches and fruit in the office (disclaimer: surprise treats from our recipe developers likely to come your way too)
  • A collaboration with OpenUp for your mental wellbeing
  • FreshFriday inspirational talks with HelloFresh ambassadors
  • Discounted health insurance with Zilveren Kruis
  • Travel reimbursement to the office
  • An amazing team and office in Amsterdam, check it out here

What does the recruitment process look like?
After applying we will look at your application. If we see a match, we will invite you for a video call to get to know each other. Are we still positive? Then we proceed to the assessment stage, where you will perform an assessment to determine if you have the necessary skills for the job. After that, we will schedule an online or in-person interview with the hiring team to get to know you better. If both sides are enthusiastic, we would like to plan a last chat with C Level. We will schedule the interviews as quickly as possible, to make sure you'll know as fast as possible if you can start at HelloFresh! 

You’re hungry for more?
Nice, we got you covered! Apply now below with your complete application documents, gladly also without a photo and without stating nationality, marital status, gender, religion or other discriminatory characteristics. 

At HelloFresh we celebrate Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and, Belonging. We are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

We’d like to work with our own recruiting agencies. Proactive talent acquisition is therefore not appreciated.

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