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Regional Category Activation Manager (Sourcing Manager/Procurement Manager)


Date: Mar 15, 2019

Location: Broomfield, CO, US

Company: DANONE

USD - Dannon within ESSENTIAL DAIRY & PLANT-BASED is looking for a Regional Category Activation Manager (Sourcing Manager/Procurement Manager) in the Stany Zjednoczone (US) for Broomfield, Colorado

With our global presence, brands and business within our mission "bringing health through food to as many people as possible" we believe that people growth is a key asset to reach a sustainable business performance.


Take this opportunity to GROW together!

Paper packaging is the 'Face to the Consumer' by providing printed solutions with often critical consumer expectations supplied by a variety of suppliers. The CAM NORAM has a key position due to the impact on our business, driven by Innovation, Excellence in Execution on shelves, Consumer Connection and Brand Equity to reach our 3 missions around People, Profit and Purpose.

The CAM role is part of DANONE's Central Procurement Organization (SSD), who serves the Top and Bottom line of the Dairy division by direct connections with the country business units (CBU), being US, Canada. In this role you will have a high level of connection with Marketing, Operations, Quality and R&I. The spend to be managed in this position is over €90 Million across 2sub categories (printed and unprinted boxes)


Develop and implement the sourcing strategy for the compact and liquid paper board -NORAM in alignment with the global category strategy.

• Act as the sustainable 'Face' of the business
o Understand the local / regional needs on sustainability and high shelf performance
o Develop good regional market insights and filter global solutions for local benefits
o Implement regional action plans to fulfill local and global requirements.

• Secure our equity
o Prepare and support the huge transformation of our business without supply chain issues
o Track and implement an improvement program on security of supply and supplier compliance
o Provide productivity ideas and implement these successfully

• Be a true partner
o Built a strong supplier network and select carefully a few 'Partners' for our future
o Run an effective program to a support DANONE's mission and ambition at Top 2 Top level
o Be present and make sure our Partners are present in strategic business topics, like sustainability.
o Be owner of the performance and supplier relationship management

• Be the custodian of efficient and effective processes
o Maintain the high level of accuracy on prices in the systems
o Be prepared for data input to (global) tenders and or regional request
o Optimize the ways of working between planning, operations and procurement (SSD)


Where will I be
• You will report into the Category Activation Director in USA
• There will be a global team working in different regions and division to support you
• You will have close relationship with the Global Category Sourcing Director (CSD) for Paper in Schiphol (the Netherlands)
• You will be based in White Plains, NY or Broomfield, CO
• You have to travel frequently to Canada, DanoneWave HQ, suppliers and business meetings

A profile we would love to see
• Business school with a food / engineering mind set
• Experience with technique preferable print technology
• Experience in procurement, relationship building, development is a pre
• Used to work in a multi-cultural global environment
• Fluent in English

Key characteristics that would fit
• Change management / transformational skills
• Team work and Motivating
• Result driven and execution excellence
• Creative op mind, think out of the box
• Independent and not shy of working remote
• Financial skills - MRM etc
• Business acumen

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About Danone North America 

Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO.  Danone North America was formed as a Public Benefit Corporation in 2017 to nourish people, communities and the world through its diverse portfolio of healthful dairy- and plant-based products, coffee creamers and beverages. Its portfolio of brands includes: Activia®, DanActive®, Danimals®, Dannon®, Danonino®, Danone®, Earthbound Farm®, Horizon Organic® premium dairy products, International Delight® coffee creamers and iced coffee, Light & Fit®, Oikos® Greek yogurt, Silk® plant-based foods and beverages, So Delicious® Dairy Free, Vega® and Wallaby® Organic. The mission of the Company is to bring health through food to as many people as possible. For more information, please visit

Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

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