Purchase Manager Poland

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With 150 years of experience in the agro-supply chain, SVZ is dedicated to providing high-quality, flavorful, and nutrient-rich fruit and vegetable ingredients. Our ongoing growth, commitment to innovation, and high quality standards have enabled us to become a key supplier to worldwide food and beverage manufacturers.

Do you also love fruits and vegetables and are you looking for a job in an international company? We, at SVZ Tomaszow, have a dedicated team of purchasers and agronomists to look for the best fruits and vegetables. As Purchase manager you are, with a small team of purchasers, responsible to provide the highest level of red fruit for our factory in Poland. You will report to the Director Procurement & Agronomy in Breda, the Netherlands and your location is Tomaszow (app. 150 employees).
Your responsibilities
  • To manage the business relationship with major suppliers, oversee the business, and manage the procurement process while ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • To contribute to the development of operational strategies in order to meet the procurement strategy's objectives and encourage their implementation.
  • Ensure procurement processes and supplier management are carried out in accordance with identified SVZ rules, procedures, and standards in order to accomplish the agreed-upon scope.
  • To manage and monitor supplier expenditures against the budgeted targets.
  • Evaluate current and implement future procurement requiprements, effectively expressing them and translating them into specific requirements.
  • You will develop scenario plans and models that take into consideration all external factors affecting supply , and work close with the planning & sales team to inform them of any risks and concerns.
  • You will balance a complex set of variables to ensure a consistent supply of high-quality ingredients, communicate metrics to key stakeholders and senior management, and examine the impact and root cause of supply gaps. They will identify opportunities for continual improvement and, if needed, develop plans for doing so.
Our requirements:
  • Master’s degree and at least 5 years of professional experience in the procurement of fruit. Any additional education (MBA, PhD, CIPS) would be an advantage.
  • Very good communication skills, both verbal and written (Polish: native and English required).
  • Strong analytical skills (ability to gather data from many sources, analyze, draw conclusions and make recommendations. 
  • Significant experience in similar environment at a management level.
  • Project & People management skills.
  • Self-motivated, a can-do mentality and comfort with risk and ambiguous situations.
  • Driving license and willingness to travel.
We offer you the change to work in a dynamic and international organization and give you the opportunity to develop yourself. We offer a competitive employment conditions package based on knowledge and experience. You can send your application to Malgorzata CholewiƄska, malgorzata.cholewinska@svz.com. Apply now!