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Buying Manager Carton & Fiber Trays - Consumer Packaging

Location, Groningen, The Netherlands

The Royal NNZ Group bv is a dynamic multinational, family-owned company that has been supplying packaging to customers in the Fresh Produce and Industrial sectors for over 100 years. Worldwide, NNZ has grown into an organization with more than 260 employees spread across 24 branches in 18 countries. In Groningen, at the Central Sourcing Department of the Royal NNZ Group bv, we are looking for a –


Passionate and experienced Buying Manager


Role Description
As a Buying Manager, you will develop and manage a sustainable product portfolio, in close cooperation with suppliers, customers and our innovation department. You will establish and manage a sustainable supply chain and supplier portfolio by building long-term partnerships, improving sourcing conditions and implementing multiple sources to find economies of scale. You will develop a global product group strategy aligned with all NNZ entities and support the local purchasing teams with tactical and strategic purchasing support, by working closely (cross-border and cross-functional) with your colleagues.


The Central Sourcing Department consists of 4 product categories: Film, Trays, Netbags/Netting, and FIBCs/PP-Bags, divided into two areas: Consumer Packaging and Industrial & (Agro) Transport Packaging. Your focus will be within the product category Carton, Fiber & Topseal Trays’ (within Consumer Packaging) and you will have a strong focus on Product / Business Development within this category.”

Possibility to travel frequently and extensively is required. You will report directly to the Head of Central Sourcing.

Your profile

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proven commercial purchase experience
  • Experience in product/ category management positions
  • Experience in working for an international organisation
  • Ability to work in a fast-changing environment / stress-resistant
  • Preferable with experience in packaging industry
  • Knowledge of materials and experience with production/packaging processes is a plus
  • Fluent in Dutch and in English, German preferable

Your competences

  • Commercial power & networking
  • Negotiation skills
  • Assertiveness & persuasiveness
  • Visionary as well as pragmatic/hands-on
  • Innovative power
  • Result-oriented
  • Cooperation

Our offer

  • Working in an international environment in a challenging and varied position within a successful family company
  • Opportunity to pioneer and make an important contribution to the success of the company
  • Excellent employment conditions including 13th month and profit-sharing benefit
  • An ambitious and healthy family business, with short lines of communication and an informal atmosphere
  • Based in Groningen
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Interested in this vacancy?

Should you be interested in this position, please contact Jeroen van Zalm. For questions regarding the procedure, you can reach out to Iris Veenhuizen. Both are available at +31 50123456. The application deadline is Friday, June 28, 2024.

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