EU Senior Buyer Logistics

EU Senior Buyer Logistics



International, Overig

  • Posted: 3 Oct 2022
  • Cycles & Procurement
  • Hoofddorp, Netherlands


Within our European procurement team, we are recruiting a Senior Buyer in Logistics to manage pallets and warehousing categories, based in Hoofddorp (Amsterdam area), The Netherlands.

Within Europe, you will be the SPOC for rental pallet suppliers, lead tenders and contractual negotiation, be the expert to introduce new ways of working, deliver productivity, while animating the local community of buyers and logistics professionals to make sure service is delivered at the most efficient cost. You will report directly to the EU Procurement Logistics Director.

  • Develop and share market intelligence / drivers, supplier knowledge, new technologies, innovation/opportunities.
  • Define Europe Regional Category Strategy and Go to Market strategy.
  • Execute Request For Quotation (RFQ), manage tenders process and negotiations in coordination with regional and local logistics and procurement teams.
  • Propose and implement action plans to manage supply & quality risks.
  • Negotiate contracts and supply agreements and ensure implementation in all CBUs.
  • Measure supplier performance through internal processes.
  • Guarantee category performance: risk management, suppliers capacity, quality, Total Cost, security of supply, sustainability program.
  • Travel: 20%, within Europe.


  • University degree of the relevant field (Supply Chain / Procurement)
  • Language skills: fluent in English and ideally French
  • Required experience/background: At least 7-year experience in Purchasing or Supply Chain
  • Industry and Types of Companies: FMCG
  • Types of jobs: Purchasing / Supply Chain
  • Level at last job: Procurement Manager, Senior Buyer, Warehouse Manager
  • Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams covering various organizational levels, particularly in a Matrix-type organization


Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as Alpro, Evian, Nutricia, Activia and Nutrilon and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself. Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.

We are proud to be an equal employer. We are convinced our differences make the difference and that an inclusive working environment will drive our growth as a business, as teams and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applicants for employment* fostering an inclusive working culture that is accessible for all.

Did you know that as a B-Corp certified company, Danone Benelux meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability?

We Offer

At Danone, we offer a complete package of benefits, with a competitive primary salary (gross yearly base incl. 12 months + 8% holiday allowance) and yearly bonus, but also benefits like a premium free pension, 30 days annual leave and several discounts on a collective health insurance and even on some of our products. Non factory role based in the Netherlands we also offer a hybrid working environment which enables each team to meet our people’s desire for flexibility. Across our 3 office hubs in Hoofddorp, Zoetermeer and Utrecht this helps us create better opportunities for connection & synergies across our entities, teams, functions and categories.

* all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status

If you, as a direct applicant, have any questions feel welcome to contact Karlijne Camerling-Coopmans Senior Talent Manager C&P a.i. via As Danone highly values GDPR, please kindly apply via the link.

Additionally: this vacancy is not open for interim solutions nor external agency recruitment. Any request from any kind of external agency is not appreciated as Danone only works with contracted suppliers. We highly value DGPR therefore any kind of cv push is NOT appreciated and is considered not received. Thank you for respecting our Danone Talent Management process.