As a part of FrieslandCampina worldwide, our Corporate Procurement department takes care of all purchasing. The only exception, of course, is milk, which comes directly from our farmers. The team operates across all global offices and factories, across all functions and across all Business Groups. Its purchases include everything FrieslandCampina could possibly need to make the products our customers need and want. Think, for example, of machinery parts used in our factories, whole machines, the logistics involved in transporting (end) products, ingredients like vanilla and fruit, packaging materials, cleaning and office supplies. Sometimes we even purchase externally produced end products.
Whatever our teams need, our Procurement department can buy. As a member of our Corporate Procurement department, you are willing to make business-critical investments. And you always do so with an owner’s mind-set: being prudent on costs and spending company money as if it were your own. You don’t make impulsive investments; you take a critical attitude (“Did you test this in the market?”; “What was the feedback from the consumer or customer?”) in order to make sure the materials you purchase are of real value to the company.