Senior Buyer Animal Nutrition & Health

For our team in Stroe, we are looking for a motivated Senior Buyer Animal Nutrition & Health



Direct spend, International, Product Related

Senior Buyer Animal Nutrition & Health
ID: 66559, Location – Stroe, the Netherlands, Job model – Hybrid

As a Senior Buyer Animal Nutrition & Health (ANH) you will lead cross-functional teams in developing and implementing purchasing strategy for categories of direct materials which belong to the responsibility of the buyer as to deliver maximized Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) savings for these categories in corporation with dsm-firmenich Global Purchasing. You will identify and mitigate business risks caused by single source positions and changes in market dynamics, next to create maximal possibilities in implementing the Business Group strategy.

At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.

Your mission

  • To act as coordinator for the Purchasing team;
  • Develop and implement purchasing activities for Site-specific categories;
  • Developing and implementing purchasing strategy for categories of direct materials;
  • Develop, implement, and manage a cost effective and efficient organization of the Purchasing discipline in Stroe and Deinze (B), and install clear governance including structures and working processes;
  • Formulate, get approval, and manage the yearly cost budget for the Purchasing plan;
  • Ensure to have the right finances available;
  • Manage relationships / partnerships with internal customers;
  • Develop and manage relationships with suppliers and track their performance;
  • Contract Manager role for BG-specific categories: implement contract and ensure contract compliance;
  • Closely monitor internal customers’ contract compliance; define and take approved corrective actions to improve contract compliance.

We bring

  • An environment where you can grow and share your ideas;
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose;
  • A flexible work environment that empowers people to take accountability for their work and own the outcome;
  • The chance to make an impact on the business;
  • A good Collective Labor Agreement and competitive salary;
  • 25 paid holidays plus budget to buy additionally up to 13 extra holidays;
  • Based on your experience we will offer you a base salary of € 54,046 to € 77,208 per year (including holiday allowance and 13th month) and extra benefits, such as 25 holiday days, a bonus, the option to buy more holiday days with a 6% my choice budget and much more.

You bring

  • Minimum 3-5 years of purchasing experience as a Buyer;
  • Higher Education, preferred in business administration, commerce, engineering, technical background & understanding would be an advantage;
  • Strong negotiation and contracting skills;
  • Result orientation and hands-on mentality;
  • Project and Change Management skills as well as a team player attitude;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, strong stakeholder management skills;
  • Fluency in English and Dutch.

The application process

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by uploading your resume in English via our career portal. For further information, please contact Julita Straszak, Recruiter (

Equal Opportunities Commitment

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate, there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.

dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

Agency statement

Pease note this is a direct search led by dsm-firmenich. We only accept applications from candidates, not from agencies nor subject to agency’s fees, percentages or similar.