Global Category Manager Warehousing – Danone – Hoofddorp


Short Intro and About the Job

Global Category Manager Warehousing 


The mission of Global Category Manager Warehousing is to develop and contribute to the category strategy definition and oversee implementation across the company.

Deploy standardized guidelines and health checks to support regions in logistics tender processes and contract lifetime management, ensuring the best contractual conditions globally and drive supplier innovation and supplier relationship management. Lead the ideation and execution of Global ‘Big Bets’ in coordination with the local, regional, and global C&P stakeholders and Operations Team.

Key responsibilities: 

• Build the category strategy based on the D2D (Design to Deliver) strategy and in alignment with the C&P guidelines in close collaboration with all relevant stakeholders and guide them to actively support and deploy the category strategies and projects.

• Support the regions to optimize their supplier portfolio according to the strategy.

• Advise regions in the tender strategy and processes

• Develop and animate the category network with regional and local buyers and relevant stakeholders, connect with external experts and cross-industry peers to drive continuous improvement. Represent Danone in cross-industry collaboration platforms.

• Develop best practice frame contracts and supply agreements and ensure implementation in all CBUs.

• Ensure utilization and compliance of tools and processes.

• Develop and lead an efficient SRM process with key Global and Regional suppliers of the category.

• Measure supplier performance and implement action plans to manage risks.

• Guarantee category performance: risk management, suppliers’ capacity, quality, Total Cost, security of supply, sustainability program

• Lead the sustainability and compliance journey of the category aligned to the corporate sustainability and stewardship goals.

About You

 We will welcome an open-minded, reliable, proactive, and team-oriented person. Strong communication and influencing skills are required to manage the complexity of our Procurement entity. Project management and Legal knowledge in contracting are a big plus.

  • + 7 years of expertise in Warehouse Procurement, preferably in an FMCG environment or a Logistics company.
  • Bachelor/Master degree in the field of Business, Procurement, Supply Chain.
  •  Solid Experience in leading warehousing category on global or EU level.
  • Strong leadership capabilities.
  • Skills and competencies: 

  • Autonomous, results driven, and action orientedCapability to project in the future, anticipation.Openness, good listener who can develop empathy & Communication skills.Curiosity, enthusiasm, tenacityHave convictions and be able to stand for it, potential to develop efficientinfluencing skills.Enjoys working cross functionally, cross culturally and across different geographies.Project management skillsTeam player, proactive, adaptable, and able towork in autonomy (preferably with commercial experience)Customer/consumer orientatedAnalytical skills to a very good level (financial understanding and capability to develop statistical and mathematical tools)
  • About Us, We offer and What’s next

    We’re proud to be a B-Corp certified company. That means we meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability in everything we do.

    We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we base our hiring decisions on merit, job requirements and business needs.*

    It’s an exciting time to join Danone! You’ll be joining at a momentum in cycles & procurement journey where you can make a huge impact on our Benelux business. And the best part? You’ll be supported to grow an impactful career that you can be proud of. Together, we’ll build a healthier world.

    All Danoners receive a complete package of benefits. This includes a competitive salary and yearly bonus, a premium free pension and great discounts on health insurance and Danone products. We understand the importance of flexibility and offer 30 days of annual leave (with the opportunity to purchase more) and a hybrid working environment, where you can work either from home or from one of our People Hubs in Hoofddorp, Utrecht and Zoetermeer.

    It’s simple – hit the “apply” button. In order to comply with GDPR we can’t process your personal data without your given consent, so please apply directly via this website. Good luck! We can’t wait to meet you.

    Need more information? Please contact Anna Anitova, Talent Acquisition Manager C&P via all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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