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.
Procurement at FrieslandCampina
There is more to producing our products than most people think. Our team plays a vital role in the process of getting our end products to our customers and consumers. Some examples are the purchasing of machinery parts or whole machines used in our factories, the logistics involved in transporting (end) products, the purchasing of ingredients like vanilla and fruit, packaging materials, but also cleaning and office supplies. Sometimes we even purchase externally produced end products.
Whatever our teams need, our 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. All of our buyers, sourcers or other procurement specialists or managers are challenged to think strategically about their purchasing decisions. Roles at the Corporate Procurement department generally involve a lot of stakeholder management and supplier relationship management. As we operate on a global scale, you will come to work in a very dynamic and international environment!
At our Procurement department based at our headquarters in Amersfoort we are regularly looking for interns who want to gain work experience in this field. Check our internships page for more information.