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[Temporary cover] Junior Sourcing Manager - BNL - HelloFresh

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[Temporary cover] Junior Sourcing Manager - BNL
Job Location
Amsterdam
Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Sourcing Manager is responsible for providing the bridge between product and procurement teams managing the communications between local and international stakeholders. The role sits in local/regional teams and owns the process from new ingredient requests through onboarding. He/she will effectively manage the sourcing of new ingredients into their local market to drive innovation and improve our customer experience. Working in collaboration with the Category Managers, you will be responsible for identifying existing cross-market sourcing opportunities to onboard NID SKUs into the portfolio more efficiently. You will work closely with the local NID Manager/Ingredient Specialist, Culinary, FSQA and Supply Chain Operations (SCO) teams in your market to facilitate the onboarding of NID SKUs in the portfolio and act as the gatekeeper for all requests ensuring that they don’t add additional complexity to the operation.

The role, based in MARKET , will report into the Intl Team Lead Sourcing & SKU Management, with a dotted line into the local Head of Procurement and Supply Chain with regular interactions with international stakeholders and peer SKU managers in other HelloFresh markets.

Above all, we are looking for people who will make HelloFresh better. We believe there are many different ways of developing skills and we love diverse experiences! So even if you don’t “tick all the boxes” but think you’d thrive in this role, we would really like to learn more about you.

WHAT YOU’LL DO?

  • Leads the project management for new ingredient requests between culinary, product, and procurement teams
  • Owns workflow for new ingredient requests, once handed over from product operations them and acts as gatekeeper responsible for ensuring strict adherence to the standardized process ultimately managing the progression and or rejection of all new ingredient requests
  • Aligning with the local NID/Ingredient Specialist to ensure all sourcing tasks are completed on time, in line with the critical path. Gatekeeper for all NID requests, ensuring only SKUs that pass Gate 2 (feasibility) progress to Culinary SKU testing
  • Reviews all new ingredient requisition proposals in market for completeness before connecting with local suppliers or handing over to category managers for sourcing/tender if multiple markets are involved
  • Manages stakeholder engagement and communications between local and international to ensure NID approach consistent with other markets
  • Coordinates new developments with category managers, sensory testing mgmt, culinary, FSQA and other markets
  • Facilitates speedy SKU onboarding, but also ensures new SKUs creation is coordinated across markets, which includes a review of potential suitable alternative SKUs already available in another markets’/global portfolio 
  • Support category managers in cost savings initiatives through improved SKU catalog management and to identify opportunities for SKU consolidation/rationalization or to also source from existing international catalogs
  • Support SKU improvement initiatives with culinary and quality teams to tweak specifications or formulations that yield improved ingredient performance


WHAT YOU’LL BRING?

The ideal candidate for this position will exhibit the following skills and competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, collaboration, and self-management skills with a strong focus on teamwork.
  • Proficient in English, customer-oriented, and able to interact with business leaders and vendors at a senior level.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills with a focus on continuous process improvement.
  • Ability to lead and influence business partners, team members, and other stakeholders, present ideas effectively, and facilitate discussion with multiple inputs.
  • Change management, process improvement, and risk assessment skills with experience managing hybrid and flexible delivery-focused teams in a global organization.
  • Creating an environment (culture) that inspires people to generate novel, data based solutions
  • Aptitude for establishing and sustaining trusting relationships amongst stakeholders across the organization in local and international tams
  • Ability to leverage insights learned through continuously evolving processes and incorporate them in their way of working
  • Effectively manage timelines and myriad stakeholders’ expectations while delivering consistent and valuable results
  • Preferably a Business/Engineering/Supply Chain degree with 3-5 years of experience in procurement and/or product/portfolio management

INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY: Yes

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Up to 15% of time

6 months contract

🥕 THIS IS OUR RECIPE

  • Freedom to initiate, execute and implement your own ideas
  • The opportunity to engage and collaborate with our colleagues across the globe
  • Learning and development opportunities including a personal development budget
  • 24 holidays per year, plus 1 day per additional year of work
  • A hybrid work setup, with a budget to help set up your home office
  • Flexibility to work abroad
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses to the office 
  • A discount on your weekly HelloFresh and/or Green Chef box
  • Our FreshEnergy program including bootcamp, yoga, boxing, Headspace subscription, a collaboration with OpenUp for your mental wellbeing, webinars and other events
  • Multiple ways of getting to a work-related appointment, for example by using our company cars or a MyWheels car
  • Discount on your ClassPass subscription, and a discount for your gym membership via Bedrijfsfitness Nederland 
  • Discount on your additional health insurance through Zilveren Kruis 
  • Healthy lunches, fruit and snacks in the office 
  • Monthly pension scheme

🌱 Grow your career at HelloFresh 

A career at HelloFresh is an opportunity to make an impact in a world-leading meal-kit company. Through our Learning Never Stops core value, we empower you to take your career development to your highest potential…but we don’t just want to say it, we want to show it too. 

Check out some amazing growth stories here: 

 

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HelloFresh Company Size

Between 10,000 - 20,000 employees

HelloFresh Founded Year

2011

HelloFresh Funding Rounds

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  • IPO

    $0

  • Series G

    $88,321,782 EUR

  • Series F

    $85,637,359 EUR

  • Series E

    $126,000,000 USD

  • Series D

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $7,500,000 USD

  • Series B

    $10,000,000 USD