Purchase Manager

Do you want to work in a global company where you can contribute to transform the international Bakery Market? Can you bring in the passion and set ambitious goals to purchase best quality bakery products? Then you might be interested in this job opportunity.
The Frozen International Purchase Team of La Lorraine Bakery Group is responsible for the purchase and product-development of bakery products which are not produced within our own production sites.

Jouw functie:

As a Purchase Manager you’ll be responsible for a portfolio of international 3rd party suppliers within the categories Savoury, Bread, Specialty Breads, … You’ll be responsible for managing active suppliers from A to Z, sourcing new suppliers, spotting new trends, developing new products according to these trends and completing our assortment with focus on Product Leadership and Sustainability.
In this role you’ll be able to combine your commercial skills with a passion for bakery products and will play a central role in the development of our Frozen Business Unit.

  • You are member of the central purchase team, working closely with the category manager, marketing, and sales departments in the different countries.
  • You are SPOC for a selection of international suppliers within the categories Bread, Specialty Breads, …
  • You are responsible for the annual negotiations: prices, conditions, ESG, follow-up Q and overall service level (supply…) related to your portfolio.
  • You follow-up the complete purchasing process for new articles and/or new suppliers: from request to validation and first delivery (eg ideation, sourcing, external product development, price negotiation, product Q assessment, contract validation).
  • You analyze, centralize and map supplier data in a structured way (product portfolio…).
  • You present new products and concepts to the international teams and share insights on market trends.
  • You have a strategic mindset, the ability to identify new growth opportunities and manage strong long-term collaborations.
  • You have a passion for food, you visit food fairs and 3rd party suppliers.
  • You will report directly to the Group Procurement Director Bakery, Frozen.

Jouw profiel:

  • You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree or several years of experience in food industry in a commercial function (fi key-account management).
  • You have a passion for food
  • You have a strategic mindset, with focus on long-term growth and look for a win/win
  • You have the personality to manage and build relationships with all stakeholders.
  • You have an international mindset are willing to travel +/-20 % in Europe
  • You have excellent computer skills (MS Office)
  • You are fluently in English, other languages are a plus

Ons aanbod:

This is a unique career opportunity to work within a company with a strong vision that continues to grow and innovate in top bakery products. It is an exciting and varied position with the opportunity to set your own emphases. As Purchase Manager you can actively contribute to the expansion of our international business 'Frozen' and product portfolio. You will join a team of driven and enthusiastic colleagues who are passionate about our products. Taste the passion within the dynamic world of bakery products and join La Lorraine Bakery Group!

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  • Kristel Dufraimont

    Talent Acquisition Specialist



What does the application process entail?

Our Talent Acquisition team will be happy to talk to you about our expert and management vacancies as well as our open positions in our production sites. The steps you will go through during the selection procedure can vary for each position. After an interview with HR and an interview with the manager, there may be a personality questionnaire or assessment centre for example.

La Lorraine Bakery Group does not discriminate applicants based on age, gender, culture, social background, religion. Whoever you are, for us it is all about passion, drive, mutual respect and talent.

Are you interested in working with us? Then don’t hesitate to apply!