Have an appetite for more?
Join a leading global bakery group powered by ambitious people that are truly passionate about delivering the best in everything they do.
With business in mind and people at heart we always work together to influence our road ahead. We want you to be part of our growth journey and of a great, global family.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Buyer Raw Materials & Ingredients to join our Lantmännen Unibake team in Belgium.
This is what you will do
As a Lead Buyer you will develop and implement sourcing strategies for the category of Raw Materials & Ingredients. You’ll take the lead in managing a portfolio of preferred suppliers, building up extensive market knowledge, working together with internal stakeholders to support innovation projects and drive cost saving initiatives, whilst securing supply at the best possible price-quality ratio. You’ll be working closely together with the Global Procurement Team and be an advocate of procurement best practices within Lantmännen Unibake.
Primary areas of responsibility:
Supplier & Customer relationship management
Setting up sourcing strategies/Category Management
Representing, maintaining and developing market expertise of your categories
Identifying, driving and delivering Procurement Action Plans for Raw materials, Ingredients and other defined categories in line with Unibake global procurement category strategy
Implementing new suppliers and/or items or phasing out suppliers and/or items in collaboration with relevant stakeholders (including new/existing product development)
Your “power skills”
Strategic thinking to translate your findings into a procurement strategy;
Your organizational skills are on point, you have a flexible mindset and are a strong project manager;
You are result-oriented with a strong commercial business awareness, challenges the status-quo and takes initiatives to drive change;
Your excellent communication and persuasion skills enable you to influence effectively your suppliers, build partnerships that last on the long term and engage your internal stakeholders (i.e. Finance, R&D & NPD, Marketing, Quality, Production, Logistics, Customer Service,…).
Thanks to your leadership skills and organization sensitivity, you are a first-class stakeholder manager who interacts effectively at senior management levels – both within our cluster as well as at Group level – and can steer a multifunctional team in an international context;
As a self-starter you show a genuine drive to learn, develop yourself and explore new opportunities.
What we offer to you
Expected travelling days: around 20% of your time to Lantmännen Unibake's suppliers and Copenhagen HQ
Place of work: Londerzeel or Mouscron in combination with a home-office
We will interview ongoing so please don’t hesitate to send your application by submitting your resume.
If you have any questions about the position or recruitment process, please reach out to Els Magerman (Talent Acquisition Specialist). If you have any questions about the position, you are welcome to contact Frits Brinkerhof (Project Manager Sourcing).
We will treat your candidature with the highest level of confidentiality and would appreciate if you'd submit your candidature in English.
Lantmännen Unibake is a leading global bakery company within the Lantmännen Group. With expertise in bakery products for food service and retail, we serve consumers around the clock and across the world every day. The aim is to make bread and pastry a profitable business for our customers through tasty, high-quality products and innovative solutions and based on a sustainable mind-set and excellent food safety standards. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Lantmännen Unibake operates modern bakeries around the world and has sales in more than 60 countries. The brand portfolio comprises a range of well-established B2B and BtC brands e.g. Schulstad Bakery Solutions, Schulstad, Bonjour, Vaasan, Pastridor and Hatting. Lantmännen Unibake has a turnover of EUR 1.2 billion and employs more than 6,000 people in 20+ countries. Appetite for more? Visit us at www.lantmannen-unibake.com
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#1It goes right. Right from the start. New people start at Lantmännen Unibake every day. We’re used to creating the right beginning, right from day one. We’re ready for you.
#2Baking is a people business. Lantmännen Unibake has flour on its hands and people at its heart. The whole process of making everyday products takes team work, open-ness and mutual respect.
#3It's a group thing. Working for a global business is different. You feel connected to something bigger. Your team has a higher purpose. Ripples turn into waves.
#4It's about baking the future. We are taking baking further. Not just geographically but in terms of innovation. We have a proud heritage but we want to explore new products, markets and opportunities.
#5Diversity is a reality. Not an ambition. Not only are we global, we hire a multitude of nationalities. At the moment, your future colleagues come from more than 40 countries.