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Buyer Food / DGG (Dry Grocery Goods) | Sligro Belgium

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About Sligro Food Group Belgium

Passion for Food 🍽️ • Strategic Procurement 🛒 • Customer-Centric Approach 👥

Sligro Food Group Belgium, headquartered in the Netherlands, has ambitious international expansion plans. Sligro Food Group Belgium is the Belgian branch of Sligro Food Group. Today, this group consists of companies that are leaders in the foodservice market. For example, JAVA Foodservice focuses on the institutional market, company catering, and hotel chains. Sligro, on the other hand, is the total specialist in high-quality food and non-food products for the hospitality professional. We will continue to expand these activities by opening new branches and wholesale locations.

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Where you'll take us

Procurement Expertise 📈 • Market Insight 🌍 • Supplier Management 🤝

As a Senior Buyer Food / DKW at Sligro Belgium, you will be a key figure in shaping and implementing our procurement and assortment strategies. Your role is crucial in ensuring our product offerings meet strategic objectives, and you will have significant autonomy and responsibility. This position is based in our modern office in Belgium, where you will collaborate with a dedicated team to manage Sligro’s extensive food product range.

What will you do?

Procurement Strategy / Supplier Management 🛒 • Market Analysis 📊 • Team Collaboration 👥

  • Procurement and Assortment Management:

    • Select and manage your assortment and suppliers, ensuring alignment with customer needs.
    • Determine procurement conditions and sales prices within Foodservice, with the goal of achieving revenue and margin targets.
    • Design promotional activities and manage pricing actions and mechanisms for items in the Sligro catalog.

    Supplier Relationship Management:

    • Act as the primary contact for your suppliers (A-brands), conduct annual negotiations, and maintain strong relationships.
    • Ensure suppliers understand the importance of data quality to support online ambitions.
    • Proactively identify opportunities for process improvements and new projects.

    Market Analysis and Strategy:

    • Analyze sales, margin, competition, assortment, and supplier data related to your product groups.
    • Collaborate with various departments to translate assortment strategies to the market, both offline and online.
    • Identify and act on market trends and improvement opportunities to enhance the customer offer and optimize results.
    • Base your market analyses on the marketing plans of A-brand suppliers and use them in constructive negotiations within your category.

    Cross-Functional Collaboration:

    • Collaborate with other departments to ensure optimal product presentation and market penetration.
    • Think proactively about potential projects to improve processes within SFG.

What we expect from you

Bachelor’s Degree 🎓 • Procurement Experience 🏦 • Strategic Thinker 🧠

  • Strong understanding of supplier dynamics and skilled in negotiation.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to act as a robust business partner.
  • You have at least 3-5 years of procurement experience.
  • Experience in negotiations with A-brands.
  • You hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
  • You have good category management skills, an analytical mindset, and are organizationally strong.
  • Initial experience in the food sector is an asset.
  • You have an excellent command of Dutch, and good knowledge of French and/or English is a plus.
  • Naturally, you are also a food lover.
  • You are passionate about both A-brands and private label.
  • You understand the marketing plans of A-brands and can negotiate at this level.
  • You are someone who shows courage, thinks in terms of opportunities and possibilities, actively responds to them, and is curious about trends and developments within your area of responsibility.

Offer

Competitive Salary 💵 • Professional Growth 📈 • Engaging Work Environment 🌟

  • A competitive salary commensurate with the responsibilities of the role.
  • A supportive remote work policy with excellent office facilities.
  • A comprehensive pension plan.
  • Regular opportunities for professional development and team-building activities.
  • A versatile, challenging job in a successful organization in motion, internationally but also strongly locally anchored.
  • A pleasant working environment with short communication lines, where there is room for your own input, initiative, and personal development (entrepreneurship).
  • Your efforts will of course also be rewarded, and you can count on an attractive salary that is proportional to your experience and capabilities, including a wide range of extra-legal benefits and a company car.

About the Position

Job Field: Procurement 📦 • Department: Unit Food 🍎 • Hours: 40 per week 🕒 • Brand: Sligro 🛒 • Education Level: Bachelor’s 🎓 • Career Level: Professional 💼

Sligro offers a vibrant and engaging working environment where you can make a significant impact on the growth and development of the company. Join our team in Belgium and be part of a team that values passion, innovation, and excellence in the foodservice industry.

Application Procedure

For more information or to apply, please contact us via www.talentconsultingteam.be or reach us by phone or email.

Luc@talentconsultingteam.com or +32 475/720826

Join Sligro Food Group and contribute to our mission of delivering exceptional foodservice solutions!

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