Sourcing Manager 3rd Party Wholegoods
  • Largest robot producer
  • Role with impact
  • Responsible job
  • Maassluis
  • 40 hours
  • WO
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What is your role?

Are you an accomplished and forward-thinking Sourcing Manager ready to take on a transformative role?  Do you thrive on the challenge of global sourcing for complete Wholegoods from 3rd Parties, knowing your efforts have a profound impact on our business and customers?

Come and join Lely, a company awarded as a ‘’Great Place to Work’’ and fully committed to addressing the global food challenge responsibility.

Your Mission:

As a Sourcing Manager 3rd Party Wholegoods, your job goes beyond procurement, it’s about shaping the destiny of agriculture for generations to come. It’s an opportunity to be at the forefront of a global agricultural revolution.

You will join a dynamic team of 9 other Sourcing Managers, all reporting to the Manager of Strategic Procurement. Your sphere of influence extends to collaborating closely with Operational Procurement, consisting of 10 Contract Managers, and Continuous Improvement Procurement, composed of 3 Data Analysts and 2 Procurement Engineers. Within the Strategic Procurement Team, every team member  has a mandate and responsibility to revolutionize the Source2Contract process for their own part of the technology spectrum and related procurement markets and suppliers.

In this transformative mission, you will:

  • Act as the primary business purchasing and technology partner for your internal stakeholders. Your influence will help align our strategic vision with that of our business partners, driving innovation and growth;
  • Identifying new opportunities by obtaining market information from, among other things, the product and technology offerings of third parties. Your insights will lead to the most innovative and sustainable solutions for dairy farming;
  • Perform purchasing analyzes and develop a purchasing strategy and plan. You help build a more sustainable and profitable future for dairy farmers. Your expertise and strategic thinking will determine the direction of our sourcing efforts;
  • Creating collaborations by selecting, negotiating and contracting external suppliers in accordance with predefined business and product needs of internal stakeholders, you will facilitate collaborations that will advance our vision.

What is your experience?

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business Administration and/or Science;
  • Minimum of 5 years of procurement experience in a sourcing role;
  • Knowledge of strategic (digital) procurement methods, processes, and systems, as well as SCM;
  • Understanding of Agriculture business and market dynamics;
  • Knowledge of Financial Accounting & Controlling;
  • Strong (data) analytical and negotiation skills;
  • Strong influencing and dealing with resistance skills;
  • Proficient in Dutch and English communication;
  • Strong Team collaboration, leadership skills and taking ownership.

What do we offer you?

To address the food challenge for 2050, it is crucial to continue responsibly handling people, animals, and the environment. For us, it means being a reliable long-term partner for our customers and passing the world on to the next generation through sustainable product development. You can contribute to realizing this dream.

By joining Lely, you will work in a invigorating environment where you’’ll have substantial responsibilities and the freedom to excel at one of the most innovative companies in the Netherlands. Additionally, we were awarded Family Business of the Year 2019, Great Place to Work certified in 2022, and much more...

In your role as Sourcing Manager for 3rd Parties, you can expect:   

  • Exposure to an international work environment within one of the most innovative organizations in the Netherlands;
  • Work from the state-of-the-art Lely Campus in Maassluis;
  • Excellent employment conditions, including 27 vacation days & 13 roster-free days;
  • A salary of up to €6700, where we like to see room for growth;
  • An open work environment with flexible working hours and remote work possibilities;
  • Freedom in organizing your own work;
  • A conducive environment for personal development & growth;
  • Our Lely Academy offering various training programs;
  • The #FitatLely program with our own Lely Gym where you can exercise for free, (online) sports lessons, masterclasses on remote work, and other activities related to Body, Mind, or Food;
  • Plus, enjoy the services of a personal barista on the Lely Campus, making the best cappuccinos from fresh milk, straight from the farmer.

Recruitment & Selection Agencies?

We appreciate the interest, but we directly search for all our candidates. We understand that intermediaries want to present candidates for our exciting positions and contribute to our ambitions, but this is not how our recruitment is structured. This means that all unsolicited profiles offered for Lely vacancies will be treated as direct applications.

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Yorrick van den Engel

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About Lely

Lely, founded in 1948, directs all its efforts towards creating a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable future in farming. Circling the cow, the company develops premium robotics and data systems that increase animal welfare, flexibility and the production on the dairy farm.

For more than 30 years, Lely has been leading in the sale and service of automated milking systems to successive generations of dairy farmers across the globe. Every day, Lely inspires her employees to offer customers innovative solutions and be a reliable partner for long-term advice and support. With her Head office in The Netherlands and a worldwide network of dedicated Lely Center locations for tailor-made sales and support, the Lely Group is active in more than 50 countries and employs around 2.400 people.