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Project Buyer (FMCG)

Project Buyer, Interim and Permanent

Wessanen is a leading company in the European market for healthy and sustainable food. Focus on organic, vegetarian and natural ingredients as these are healthier and more sustainable. Wessanen’s aspiration is to build an European champion in healthy and sustainable food. Operating mainly in the Benelux, France, Germany, Italy and the UK, managing and developing well-known local brands such as Allos, Alter Eco, Bjorg, Bonneterre, Clipper, Gayelord Hauser, Kallø, Tartex, Whole Earth and Zonnatura

Wessanen is growing fastly and strongly in Europe and one of the key contribution is the development of new product. The project buyer has a strategic role: he is supporting new project development for a part of the Wessanen category of product. He/her will be in charge of tendering the supplier market, improving marketing brief thanks to value engineering mindset, supporting all the development until the launch of the product. He/her will be closely working within a project team with marketing managers and R&D. He/her will report to a European project sourcing manager, will be based in Amsterdam but will operate for several Opco’s.

For this job, he/her will have to:

  • Understand and challenge the marketing brief, and closely follow-up during development
  • Understand Marketing requests and challenge specifications vs costs and timing risk and adopt a value engineering approach during development phase
  • Select supplier(s) for tender among supplier panel (current and new suppliers)
  • Secure required resources / capacities at the supplier to support our inno, reno and sourcing projects
  • Lead NPD full conditions negotiation with suppliers during development, based on: Cost breakdown, Raw materials, Packaging and transport costs, Lead times and payment terms
  • Drive the contractual documents on NPD’s and ensure they are all signed by the supplier (Confidentiality agreement, GPC, Project sheet)
  • Elaborate the Exclusivity agreement with Marketing and Legal, negotiate with supplier Project reporting tracker and identify potential increase of NPDs vs annual plans.
  • Explain and recommend solutions and alert on potential risks during the development Support Catergoy team with updates on on-going projects and info for price sheet on launched NPDs

Education and Experiences:

  • Bachelor level, preferable with Nevi 1 & 2
  • Minimum of 2-7 years relevant business experiences in FMCG Industry in an international environment, preferably in Food based or retail
  • Experience with Project Buying (marketing, innovations, renovations)
  • Strong in supplier relationship management (in-external)
  • SAP and MsOffice, Excel advanced
  • Dutch and English fluent, nice to have French and/or German
  • Able to handle high complexity

Contact Informatie: More Recruitment, Gertjan van der Willik, +31 6 46839702, [email protected]

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