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Senior Manager Energy and Utilities Procurement West

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Job title: Senior Manager Energy and Utilities Procurement West

Company: Kraft Heinz

Job description: About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy & Collaboration

We’re not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day. As part of Kraft Heinz, you’re supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

Job Description

Senior Manager Energy and Utilities Procurement West

About the Position

As a Senior Manager Energy and Utilities Procurement West, you’re the commercial and contractual linking pin between Kraft Heinz and its supplier. You’ll be managing and developing a buyer reporting into you!

You’ll be working in a high performing team, alongside peers always trying to reach the next level.

You make sure suppliers are aware and comply with Kraft Heinz policies, procedures and quality criteria and see that suppliers contribute on new initiatives together with Kraft Heinz.

You’ll be reporting into the Head of Indirect Procurement West.

In brief, you will be responsible for;

  • Create, Champion, and Execute Sourcing Strategies for Energy & Utilities categories which allows for sustainable and transformation value to Kraft Heinz, focusing on new market trends, sustainability and innovation supporting the production sites in reducing energy consumption
  • Responsible for the delivery of specific Cost Reduction and Cash Flow targets in alignment with overarching goals and objectives, with a focus on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and sizeable gains in Value Engineering/Reform.
  • Define and execute hedging strategy for both power and gas together with the Global Risk Team and external energy consultant in accordance with local country regulations
  • Manage, Develop, and Coach your direct report to drive transformational results and to support individual career growth based on Ownership and Meritocracy.
  • Working in cross-functional teams (Procurement, Manufacturing, CSR, Legal,…) and lead the supplier selection and contracting for Energy & Utilities projects within Europe
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders


Hard Skills
Please kindly note that you need to have an EU Working Permit (Orientation Year Visa not included) in order to proceed for this position.

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree level, preferably Engineering, Procurement, Management, Supply Chain, or another related business area required
  • 5-7 years’ experience in Procurement. Indirect and Energy Procurement experiences are a plus
  • Experience with working across international timelines and communities
  • High results-oriented
  • Ability to effectively negotiate and influence business decisions and change
  • Strong analytical, planning and execution skills
  • Organizational agility – knows how to get things done both through formal and informal channels
  • Priority setting – spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s most important. Eliminates roadblocks and creates focus
  • Professional fluency in English; other languages (Spanish, Polish, Dutch, Italian, French, Russian, Arabic) are a plus
  • Strong understanding of Excel and in developing presentations

Professional Attributes

You don’t only want to win; you hate to lose. You’re always seeking for opportunities to expand your business and create more savings, while over delivering your targets. You don’t get easily stressed by pressure, on the opposite, a demanding and dynamic environment is what keeps you energized. Time management has no secrets for you. You’re organized, structured and always have an overview of all the deliverables. You know how to bring multiple projects to a successful ending within the given time frame.

What we offer you

  • An ambitious employer; we only want to the best for you;
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match;
  • A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market);
  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people;
  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea, please let us know and we can set it in action!

Location(s) Amsterdam


Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.

Expected salary:

Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland

Job date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 06:02:04 GMT

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