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Are you interested in shaping the major category of Tropical Juices for the very well performing bottler Refresco? Are you driven by delivering results as well as developing yourself and growing with the business? Mail or call and we can further discuss your fit with this company and role. HIPselect is recruiting exclusively for this role.

About Refresco
Refresco Group is the world’s largest independent bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and branded beverage companies. With around 70 production facilities in the Benelux, Finland, France, Germany, Iberia, Italy, Poland, the UK, the US, Australia, Canada and Mexico with a staff of more than 14.000. Refresco Group is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Refresco has long-standing relationships with its customers supporting them on material planning, procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, fulfilment and distribution. The head office in Rotterdam is a lively and international environment with about 150 people of 30 different nationalities.

Refresco was founded in 1999 and since then consistently doubled its turnover every five years. In February 2022, KKR took a majority stake in Refresco. KKR provides Refresco with access to new capital and a network to support the growth ambitions and M&A strategy of the company. Refresco has the ambition to grow with their customers, including expanding into new categories and geographies.

The role of Global Procurement Manager Tropical Juices

The Refresco Global Procurement function is a team of about 45. The Juices team of 15 FTE covers a spend of over €450 mln in Citrus, Tropicals, Fruit blends, Apple, Stone fruits, Grapes and vegetables.

On the back of an internal relocation of the current job holder, the Juices team is seeking a global procurement manager for the category Tropicals (ca. €120m). You will report to the Head of Procurement Juices, who reports to the CPO. The Global Procurement Team under leadership of the CPO is responsible for all sourcing and procurement.

Purpose of the role is to source and contract Tropical Juices for Refresco operations worldwide. You focus on building and maintaining long term competitive relationships with your suppliers and internal customers. You secure competitive pricing and price stability for Refresco global factories.

Key deliverables in the role are competitive cost, price stability, uninterrupted supply and high quality relationships with both suppliers and Refresco factories.

The ideal candidate
The ideal candidate is hands on, is a good thinker, thrives on delivering results and is eager to learn. You have experience with agricultural fruit and/or vegetable products in procurement, sales or trading in a production, import or retail environment. To be successful in the role you need to be fluent in English and Spanish and understand how to do business in Latin America. In addition, you need to develop and maintain strong relationships with your suppliers. You are an experienced procurement manager and can operate independently.

The ideal candidate has a relevant Master degree and commercial experience with agricultural fruit and/or vegetable products in procurement, sales or trading in a production, import or retail environment. You are result oriented and can work independently. You are a good team worker with leadership skills, self starter, seeing opportunities and taking initiative to deliver. You have a sound judgement and robust decision making. Your behavior is flexible, depending on the situation. English and Spanish are essential, other additional languages are a benefit.

The offer
We offer you the opportunity to work and develop yourself in a truly global and performance driven company. You will be a core member of the Global Procurement team. The role is based out of the Netherlands. We offer you a base salary of €120k, a bonus, a company car and free pension contribution.

Contact
In case of any questions or more information, please contact Hanne Goebel on +31 610908688 or via email at goebel@hipselect.nl

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