Farm Frites is looking for: Category Procurement Buyer

Are you the new Category Procurement Buyer at Farm Frites? Read quickly about our beautiful family owned company near Rotterdam!



We are looking for a:


Category Procurement Buyer

40 hours, location Oudenhoorn


What does your team look like?

Farm Frites Procurement has embraced the framework of ‘Procurement Category Management’ which will give you a strong foundation to deliver your 3-year strategy. You are part of a team colleague category buyers and will report directly into the Procurement Manager. In this role you work in close collaboration and alignment with your stakeholders that will vary from the boardroom to the backroom of our company. At Farm Frites Procurement it is really YOU that can make the difference, with personal impact on the success of our business!

What will you be doing?

Responsible and owner of assigned procurement projects across multiple categories (direct as well as indirect procurement), delivering to agreed savings targets / implementation objectives;

  • Drive competitive bids, tendering and contracting in order to optimize supplier base and reduce cost and risk and establish security of supply of contracted services and goods;
  • Develop an internal network to capture and translate the needs and requirements from the business into sourcing initiatives;
  • Work closely with business stakeholders and suppliers to facilitate projects implementation & identify new opportunities;
  • Deliver ad-hoc projects as required;
  • Support category managers to generate and execute ideas to create savings & category efficiency by bringing sourcing expertise and industry practice;
  • Participate to category strategy & roadmap building;
  • Drive supplier management activity. Monitor quality, service and performance of suppliers and serve as a resource to follow up and resolve commercial/service level issues;
  • Monitor several key commodity markets and maintain dashboards for business insights and executive decision making on coverage/hedge strategy;
  • Deliver adequate procurement reporting on a regular basis for assigned areas, amongst others on saving tracking together with controlling.

What do you need?

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Business Administration, Logistics or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience within a relevant procurement function;
  • Expert in project management. Ability to lead multiple projects and to prioritize under stressful situations ensuring timely delivery;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to solve complex problems;
  • Experience working with & developing strong relationships with multiple stakeholders to deliver results.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and operational processes
  • Understanding of strategic commodity management is preferred.
  • Experience in food- or make industry is a plus.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English

Are you a Farm Friter? Then you will recognize yourself in the following:

  • You have a can-do mentality and with everything you do you keep your customer in mind. You prefer a no nonsense environment and make down-to-earth decisions.
  • You are involved and feel responsible for the growth of The Farm and you love to work together with colleagues to achieve the best results. Open and direct communication is a must.
  • You are creative, able to switch quickly and find it OK if a plan changes when an opportunity occurs. We are entrepreneurial and want to keep this spirit!
  • You are result driven and always looking for things that you can improve.
  • You have passion, enthusiasm and knowledge for and in your field of expertise and you are proud of it!

What do we offer you?

At Farm Frites Procurement, it’s all about creating business impact. Business impact which focusses on important spend categories. Working at Farm Frites gives you the feeling to belong to a big family. Farm Frites is growing, which makes it a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment to work in. We will make sure you have the right knowledge and tools to do your work properly.

Please send us your online application via the link on the website - including CV and motivation letter. For more information, you can mail our Recruitment Team via


Welcome in our world...

Since 1971, we grow the tastiest potatoes. We are committed to nature, proud of our farmers' heritage. Farm Frites is pure, authentic, passionate; together with our growers we are working around the clock to make a difference. Straight from the fields, our potatoes are carefully taken care of and processed into fries. That farmland is our foundation. It is invaluable to Farm Frites!  And so are the more than 1,500 employees that work for Farm Frites, all over the world. That's why we do everything we do in the most sustainable way and respect people and planet. Where quality comes first ... and taste! You can see it and you can taste it.
Worldwide, more and more people enjoy fries. Not only in the Western world, but also increasingly in Asia and Latin America. We have contributed to this growth. And we continue to do so.  It's very simple: We want to make the tastiest fries.

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