Procurement Team Lead | Dutch

  • Location

    Schiphol Area

  • Sector:

    Logistics and Supply Chain

  • Contact:

    Katherine Granada

  • Job ref:

    JN -102021-26379

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


Do you have a passion for sustainability and on making a positive impact on society? Do you enjoy taking ownership and making data driven decisions? Excited about continuous and fast learning opportunities? Motivated by a company which places its customers and suppliers at the heart of things? Want to join a company on the next step of its remarkable journey? Want to be part of a great organizational culture and award winning ‘Great Place to Work’?

If you answered YES to all of the above, please read on.

Our client is a hugely successful Finnish company that challenges the traditional grocery market by selling surplus batches of food with large discounts in a web store. Their main mission is to reduce food waste that originates from mistakes in demand forecasting, changes in packages or short best before dates. After 4 years of impressive growth in Finland, the company is ready to expand into its first new market– The Netherlands. For this, we are searching for a Team Lead Procurement | Dutch to join their team in the Netherlands! You will be responsible for building and leading a small team initially of 4, which will grow to become 10 professionals.


  • Build your procurement team from the ground up. You will participate in the interviewing and hiring

  • Manage and lead the procurement team as well as doing operational tasks (in the beginning), such as: supplier acquisition and purchasing, analyzing offers, and negotiating/making independent purchase decisions-based analysis

  • Ensure best practices from Finland are successfully implemented

  • Conduct analyses and make strategic recommendations to improve strategy and operations

  • Solve day-to-day challenges together with Analytics, Logistics, Customer Service, and Marketing

  • Set goals and OKRs together with CPO

  • Ensure that supplier base, product range, working processes, and team are on a high-level

  • Be the main responsible for driving results in procurement in the Dutch market


  • Fluency in Dutch and English

  • Experience in a leadership/team lead position in procurement/sales/purchasing (or similar) or ready to take the next step

  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in procurement/sales/purchasing (or similar)

  • Experience in Food & Beverages/FMCG industry is a plus

  • Data driven

  • Good Excel skills

  • Flexible and communicative

What’s in it for you?

  • To become a part of company who contributes to sustainable society

  • Innovative, start-up work environment

  • Competitive salary package

Interested in this exciting opportunity? Feel free to apply or contact me for more information