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Metro-Straße 1, Düsseldorf

  1. Full Time
  2. Category Management / Purchasing
  3. Düsseldorf

Expert (m/f/d) Global Procurement Fresh Food

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Company Description

As a leading international food wholesaler, we at METRO are specialized in catering to the needs of hotels, restaurants, caterers (HoReCa), independent merchants (Traders), and more. With approximately 15 million customers worldwide, our unique multichannel mix offers the flexibility of purchasing goods in-store or via our digitally connected Food Service Distribution (FSD) delivery. In addition, we are continuously expanding our international online marketplace, METRO MARKETS, to meet the needs of our professional customers. We furthermore take pride in our commitment to sustainability which is considered in all our actions and being listed in various sustainability indices and rankings for years is proof for our dedication (e. g. MSCI, CDP). With our business operations spanning 32 countries, over 90,000 employees worldwide and generating sales of around €30 billion in the fiscal year 2022/23, we are determined to continue our journey to growth. 

At METRO, we have set ourselves ambitious goals with our “sCore” growth strategy which is closely accompanied by our Fundamentals. These shared values provide us with rules of conduct that are binding for everyone at METRO, in all countries and companies. Our commitment to wholesale is at the forefront of our mission, and we are constantly striving to improve. With our ONE METRO spirit, everyone stands together, bringing curiosity, determination, courage, drive, commitment, and trust. Find out more about METRO at careers.metroag.de. 


    Job Description

    In the global headquarters we source a selection of goods that are offered to and sold by all our country subsidiaries worldwide. For our Fresh Food segment of the business, we are currently looking for an Expert Sourcing Fresh Food (Cheese, Dairy, Eggs(f/m/d), who brings our assortment to the next level and drives business growth. You will be a part of our newly created department, that unites Global Sourcing with Business Development and centers around a holistic procurement approach. You will benefit from an agile and collaborative environment, where you can contribute with your own ideas while growing professionally and personally.

    Where your expertise is needed:

    • You analyze the international market trends, align with the sourcing teams in our countries, and derive creative and beneficial business solutions.
    • Develop, negotiate, and implement the Global Own Brand Range in our 22 countries.
    • Coordinate cross functional teams (Packaging, Quality, Supply Chain, Marketing) through the Own Brand process.
    • Align with our country subsidiaries to harmonize the product range and leverage scales.
    • You keep close track on supplier production capacity and coverage rate and check e-sourcing status and report data base (prices, volumes, supplier contracts).
    • Negotiate global service contracts with strategic suppliers delivering year on year incremental investments against services, designed to drive joint business growth.
    • Steer & maximize implementation of agreed services in line with countries’ value creation plans
    • Analyze and compare RFQ inputs from suppliers to negotiate the best quality/price ratio.
    • Execute performance review meetings with all strategic suppliers.
    • Review key performance indicators and ensure accurate reporting.

    Qualifications

    • University degree (or equivalent experience) with minimum 2 years relevant work experience preferably in buying food commodities / FMCG on an international level.
    • Strong interest for food product development and good understanding of HoReCa customer needs.
    • A strong negotiator with a proven track record in category management and condition-based supplier negotiations on both local and international level.
    • Leadership qualities and proven skill set on how to lead diverse stakeholders without official reporting line. 
    • Proficient knowledge in MS Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook (especially Excel at least VLOOKUP and Pivot Tables).
    • Good communicator, who enjoys working with customers, suppliers, and other key stakeholders
    • Problem solving capacity and analytical thinking skills
    • Willingness to travel (trade fairs, factory visits, country visits).
    • Fluent in English and German .

    Additional Information

    What we offer: 

    • To be part of a fast-growing international team that has significant scaling ambitions across multiple markets.
    • Work-Life Balance: Trusted working hours, 30 days of vacation and home office options
    • Further training: A comprehensive further training offer over an own training team as well as an own annual training budget
    • Well-being: Health programs, a free fitness studio on our campus and regular employee events
    • Comfort: Very good public transport connections and free parking spaces including charging facilities for e-mobility. A canteens with a varied selection of meals and discounts in our stores and at many partner companies
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    1. Full Time
    2. Category Management / Purchasing
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    4. Düsseldorf

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