Sustainable Sourcing Development Manager

Be at the heart of the food revolution: use sourcing as a leverage for change and transform the business as a force for good. As a member of a global Sustainable Sourcing & Human Rights team contribute to define and drive the implementation of Danone’s environmental and social ambitions in our global supply chain.



International, Overig

Posted: 7 Mar 2023 – Cycles & Procurement – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Main role and mission:

  • Working inside a global team and Cycles & Procurement, identify improvement opportunities, incl. processes, ways of working, technological enables to further integrate social and environmental topics into procurement practices
  • Lead the development work by collaborating with Innovation, Procurement Centre of Excellence, Insight and Analytics
  • Working alongside global human rights lead, co-lead the development of Danone’s human rights strategy, roadmap, implementation plan with focus on supply chain.
  • Based on Danone’s human rights policy and salient risk assessment, external benchmark feedback, develop priority programs / action plans in supply chain
  • Develop improvement initiatives, based on industry best practice, on stakeholder engagement and effective remedy
  • Define the operational framework, incl. supplier engagement and accountability, to embed human rights in supply chain
  • Develop a set of best practices that’s adapted to Danone’s supply chain specificities, engage with categories to implement
  • Integrate sustainable sourcing and human rights priorities in category sourcing strategies
  • Contribute to Danone’s overall social sustainability agenda, ambition, targets development
  • Bring insight, knowledge of global trend and emerging social topics
  • Support human rights lead to conduct annual review of Danone’s salient risks, implementation plan
  • Track and report on Danone’s initiatives and implementation of human rights policy, focusing on supply chain
  • Support internal and external reporting such as Danone’s annual report and investors’ indices
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders and represent Danone in relevant coalitions such as Consumer Goods Forum, Business for Inclusive Growth
  • Develop and deliver training and engagement programs for buyers and suppliers

You are a true sustainable ambassador with hands-on experience in driving sustainable projects in supply chain/procurement field.

  • Master’s degree or equivalent
  • 7+ years of experience in implementing human rights in supply chain
  • In-depth knowledge of responsible sourcing maturity model & solutions
  • Expertise in supplier sustainability management and capacity building
  • Experiences in developing programs to address systemic issues
  • International experience within complex matrix enviropment
  • Knowledge in agri-food business is advantageous

Danone’s mission is bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world. We recognize the power people must impact the world through their daily choices. Healthy food needs a healthy planet, and this is what our new signature One Planet One Health embodies.

Cycles & Procurement is right at the heart of making the Danone vision One Planet. One Health a reality. Through what & how we source, we shape the world in which we operate & we build the future for 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. We offer a hybrid working environment which enables each team to meet our people’s desire for flexibility.

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