Global Head of Sourcing Citrus and Tropicals

About Döhler

Döhler is a global producer, marketer, and provider of technology-driven natural ingredients, ingredient systems and integrated solutions for the food and beverage industry. We provide its customers with a wide product range including natural flavours, natural colours and textures as well as healthy and functional ingredients for foods and beverages.

The product portfolio of natural ingredients ranges from natural flavours, natural colours, health ingredients, pulses & cereal ingredients, dairy & plant-based ingredients, fermented ingredients, dry fruit & vegetable ingredients, and fruit & vegetable ingredients to ingredient systems.

Join Döhler and contribute with your vision and ideas to drive major projects. We are looking for talents who are committed to our ultimate customer focus and who are ready to deliver their best performance in a thriving environment.

Location

This role can work from Oosterhout (NL) or alternatively, from Darmstadt (DE).

Your Role as Global Head of Sourcing Citrus and Tropicals

  • Lead the global sourcing organization for Citrus & Tropicals.
  • Implement and ensure the global sourcing strategy for the associated material groups
  • Lead a multidisciplinary, international team of Lead Buyers, Buyers and Sourcing Assistants
  • Coordinate the sourcing activities across the global sourcing organization
  • Define and implement procurement plans in cooperation with R&D, Supply Chain, Business Units, Sales and Pricing teams
  • Select, assess and develop suppliers, negotiate conditions and conclude framework agreements
  • Analyze sourcing KPIs, identify cost improvements and savings potentials and derive actions
  • Observe and analyze global procurement markets
  • Foster supplier relationship management with key suppliers
  • Coordinate customer and innovation projects in cooperation with R&D, Category Management and Market Research
  • Analyze competitor activities and define relevant strategy adaptions
  • Contribute to implementing sourcing best practices (Digital Transformation, Sustainable Sourcing) throughout the DohlerGroup

Your Profile as Global Head of Sourcing Citrus and Tropicals

  • At least 8-10 years of professional experience in sourcing in a global matrix environment
  • Minimal Bachelor’s degree level.
  • Successful track record in the sourcing of fruits and/or vegetables/similar categories.
  • Experience in managing and developing people
  • Entrepreneurial and hands-on personality with well-developed negotiation skills, determination and the ability to think analytically
  • Strong team player with well-developed interpersonal skills to build positive working relationships
  • Ability to manage change as well as multiple priorities in a dynamic and ever-changing surrounding
  • Fluent English skills and additional languages are welcome
  • IT literate (proficient use of MS Office, SAP S4 Hana and Ariba experience essential)
  • Flexibility for occasional international travel

Your Benefits

  • Hybrid working model as a basis of a culture of trust
  • A customer and service-oriented working environment with plenty of freedom for ownership and personal initiatives
  • Various and highly responsible fields of activities at an innovative and growing company
  • Exciting challenges involving Dohler’s very broad product portfolio
  • A challenging job with an international orientation at our headquarters in Darmstadt

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