Supply Chain & Operations- From grass to glass

The supply of milk lies at the basis of different valuable product flows. The challenge here is to process all the milk supplied, whether in a Mona dessert or in Milner cheese. But milk components are also processed into pharmaceutical raw materials, semi-finished products or infant and toddler nutrition.

All in all, you will have a tough task at Operations: your goal is to streamline and improve production from a number of different perspectives. You will make an important contribution to safety, innovations, quality of products and processes, and to the demands we make in the fields of hygiene and the environment. In short, you will be involved in nearly all aspects there are to FrieslandCampina.

To properly fulfil its duties, Operations works in close concert with the Supply Chain discipline. At FrieslandCampina, Supply Chain focuses on total chain management, from cow to fridge. Logistics and supply chain management are essential for efficient, profitable business operations and a competitive edge. In all our work, we seek to achieve climate-neutral growth, for instance by bringing about energy efficiencies.

Supply chain management at FrieslandCampina involves far more than supply chain management, transport and transport flows. This discipline also covers such essential issues as contract management, calls for tenders, e-marketing, ERP, APS and outsourcing.

The assignments within this discipline are diversified from a project role within Corporate Supply Chain into a team leadership role in one of our production locations. This gives you the opportunity to learn a lot in a short time. Both the Operations and the Supply Chain disciplines are fields of work in which you, as a professional, will be motivated to perform at your best. Are you the strong link we are looking for?

Trainee profile

  • Completed Master’s degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, Food Technology, Process Technology;
  • Affinity with production and supply chain;
  • Work or internship experience in the field of production or supply chain is an advantage;
  • Key competencies: analytical skills, enterprising spirit, creativeness, decisiveness, focus on deliverables, persuasiveness, leadership, teamwork skills, good communication skills at different levels;
  • International focus and mobility;
  • International internship/work or travel experience is an advantage;
  • Less than two years’ work experience;
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.

Examples of assignments

Business Group Ingredients Domo (Beilen) In your position as a QA project assistant, you will be involved in a complex project in which you translate quality systems into quality experiences. You uphold the adopted QA and Food & Safety Policy for raw materials and expand on them. You are responsible for the preparation, coordination and supervision of internal and external audits, and translate these into actions. You also naturally maintain contacts with various departments and suppliers.

Business Group Ingredients DMV (Veghel) You are Supply Network Planner for a semi-finished product which is produced in Veghel. You are responsible for the Supply planning, inventory, operational coordination and product availability of this product. You are an important link between different departments: production, quality, sales support, order management and warehousing. Next to this you are responsible for the development of a KPI dashboard for the department order management. You make sure you know what the process of the department is and together with the stakeholders you determine the most important performance indicators. After that you collect data, you develop the dashboard and you implement this on the department.

Business Group Ingredients Domo (Beilen) In your role you support the processing department in which you will perform different tasks and projects. You map the energy consumption of the factory where infant nutrition is produced and try to find reduction possibilities. Meanwhile, you develop (in consultation with the department) the weekly KPI’s for the department. Finally, you perform a SMED analysis together with a team of operators, team leaders, technical staff and a WCOM specialist. The goal of this analysis is to optimize the cleaning time of a drying tower.

Team leader packaging department (Rotterdam) You are responsible for the production as team leader of the packaging department. Safety, quality and costs are very important. To make sure the production is realized on time, you tell the operators and mechanics what they have to do. You must set priorities, take decisions very quickly and have to be able to communicate very clear. During the day you have contact with other departments (processing and logistics)  in order to make the whole process as smooth as possible. Next to your role as team leader, you can start your own projects. You can think of projects about productivity improvements or implementation of a new working method.