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Global Sr. Buyer IT


Date: Jul 8, 2019

Location: Hoofddorp, NH, NL

Company: DANONE


The Mission:


You will work in close cooperation with the Global Danone IT Organization (through the DanIS  central and regional IT organizations) to cover Danone Business requirements in terms of IT (Telco, SW, Cloud Computing, ERPs) for the 100 000 Danoners around the globe.


Based in Hoofddorp, Netherlands, we aim to deliver the best products and services to Danone business units, anywhere in the world. Joining our Team is a unique opportunity to be part of international teams, live the thrilling experience of a unique company driven by breakthrough ideas and best consumer and Danoner user experience.


About the Role:


In this role you will be responsible for the Sourcing & Contracting for various IT Services. Meaning you will support various key initiatives, aligned with the IT strategy and roadmap in close corporation with IT & Business stakeholders. You animate your network to understand the challenges and needs, prioritize projects and implementation. You push for supplier innovation to provide support to the DanIS digital roadmap.


Other important responsibilities are:

  • Deliver sustainable productivities and cash improvement
  • Sourcing and benchmark suppliers through RFP and negotiations
  • Deliver state of the art IT Contracts, adding value by creating smart KPIs
  • Define, follow-up and monitor performance of the global preferred Suppliers
  • Off course you will have a target on savings



About You:


To be successful in this role need you to be experienced and already have at least 5 years of procurement experience ( tender process, negotiation skills, contracting, implementation) in the IT categories. But most important is the right mindset:

  • you want to do an excellent job and you are passionate about new technologies
  • you know how to manage stake-holders and how to deal with political sensitive topics but still achieve innovations and savings
  • you demonstrate your knowledge on delivering IT contracts and your awareness of the various typical IT KPIs & IT clauses.

Speaking French will be a big plus!


About Us:


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 have to 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 are one team of procurement professionals worldwide working closely together with our colleagues across the Company. We secure competitive, sustainable resources, seek innovative solutions and partner up with suppliers aligned to our vision.


What’s in it for you?

At Danone we offer a complete package of benefits, with a competitive primary salary 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.

But more importantly – this is a unique opportunity to bring a lot of value into Danone were future possibilities are discussed based on your personal development needs.  


What’s next?


We invite you to apply online via our website. You have until the closing date 31st of July 2019 to apply. To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our careers website.

Need more information?
Please contact Marina Dubceac, Talent Manager via

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