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Strategic Buyer



Bredgade 27, 8766 Nørre Snede, Danmark

ID: 2354034
Indrykket for 77 dage siden
Do you want to be part of one of the market leaders within premium biscuits? Are you ready to take responsibility in an important role contributing to the strategic sourcing activities in an international environment?

About the job position
The main purpose of the job position is to guarantee purchase for a selected series of direct categories (ingredients/packaging) for biscuits baking & packing, to make sure Kelsen’s operational needs are met as well as ensuring continuity of supply.

Secondly to implement strategic procurement initiatives with a perspective of total cost of ownership and added value, and thirdly to drive operational procurement excellence within the procurement category strategies, in-sync with the Fine Biscuits Company (FBC) and group sourcing strategies and operative models.

Further the Strategic Buyer focuses on reducing purchasing cost, increasing procurement agility, improving supplier quality and delivery performance, developing supplier relationship management, reducing supply risk, enabling innovation, and strengthening the CSR-agenda.

The Strategic Buyer collaborates closely with the teams in Planning, Product Development and Operations as well as with the FBC & Group Procurement Category Managers.

Main responsibilities:

  • The Strategic Buyer contributes to the strategic sourcing activities and drives the operational agenda:
    • Delivering purchasing strategy for selected local direct categories
    • Supporting FBC Category Manager in execution of FBC and group direct categories
    • Ensures implementation of group policies, NPD and optimization projects, new supplier introductions
  • Accountable for supplier relationship management acting as 1st point of contact to the suppliers:
    • Ensure continuity of supply in case of critical delivery issues and complaints management
    • Develop supplier portfolio via KPI’s, optimization projects, facilitating quarterly meetings, yearly evaluations
  • Responsible for efficient and compliant Purchase-to-Pay process:
    • Runs, and supports FBC Category Managers with, RFI-, RFP-, and RFQ-processes and participates in negotiation and supplier selection
    • Ensuring competition, and balances supply security and dual supply with the supplier base
    • As appropriate, conducts contract and price management and resolving invoice issues

Who are you
We are looking for a Strategic Buyer with ambition and a proactive mindset. You must have good analytical skills and gets things done. You are a team player who masters cross functional projects and likes to be ‘hands on’ working with good structure and being detail oriented.

You report to the Kelsen Group’s Head of Procurement and are based in the Kelsen headquarter attached to the Nørre Snede butter cookie factory.

Most likely you have a bachelor or master’s degree in Procurement, Supply Chain or Business Administration combined with a proven track record in strategic procurement (3-5 years) preferably from an FMCG company. If you have experience with the packaging category it is an advantage.

We expect you have solid experience with procurement negotiation, the sourcing process and cost analysis processes. Project management skills and experience with managing multiple and complex implementations is an advantage. Further you will need skills in supplier relationship management processes and stakeholder management. You are a strong communicator and have a good understanding of ERP systems (Kelsen is using SAP) and preferable BI tools.

About FBC
Created in 2020, the Fine Biscuits Company Group (FBC Group), related to Ferrero Group, is composed of three complementary companies:
- Kelsen Group
- Biscuits Delacre
- The Fine Lab

Together, one of the leaders in premium biscuit assortment market. They produce some of Europe’s most iconic biscuit brands including Delacre, Delichoc, Kjeldsens and Royal Dansk. The products leverage two unique archetypes of European excellence: the butter cookie from Denmark and the chocolate-coated biscuit from Belgium.

Both Delacre and Kelsen have a long-lasting history, deeply rooted in their countries of origin, and proud holders of the Royal Warranty from respectively the Queen of Denmark and the “Court” of Belgium.
The brands are supported by The Fine Lab, where they innovate to create new products with a passion for quality and the will to continue to delight consumers around the world.

The Group is composed of more than 800 employees around the world who share the values of Loyalty and Trust, Respect & Responsibility, Integrity & Moderation, Passion for Quality, Research & Innovation.

With a presence in 7 different countries, and part of the Ferrero Ecosystem, they offer rewarding career opportunities.

Learn more at: www.kelsen.com.

Application and contact
Please send your application and CV to PRO&CO via the button “Søg stillingen” below. We are carrying out interviews on an ongoing basis.

Starting date: as soon as possible.

If you want to hear more about the position, please feel free to contact:

Kristian Reinevald – PRO&CO: +45 9660 3200

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