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Intersnack Procurement- Senior Category Manager Food Ingredients (spices, herbs, food condiments), Sweeteners, Pulses and Additives



Intersnack is the leading company in the savory snack segment in many European markets. In over 30 production sites in Europe we produce a volume of 560,000 mt with approximately 8,400 employees. Intersnack Group generates revenues of around EUR 2.8 bn. The brand portfolio includes strong brands like Funny Frisch, Chio, KP Snacks, Estrella Maarud, Vico, Ültje and Pom-Bär. What initially started as a regional German potato chips producer has become one of the most successful European savory snack producers of branded and private label products.

We are passionate about enriching people’s lives with the very best savory snacks. This we achieve not only through our unique blend of international expertise and local knowledge, but also through our innovative approach, outstanding quality and by striving for excellence in all areas.

We are a privately owned company with innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and teamwork at our core. Our philosophy is based on rapid decision-making, efficient actions and intelligent solutions.


The Senior Category Manager is responsible for purchasing products from suppliers across the globe at the best conditions possible. He/she is permanently in contact with our suppliers and other sources of market intelligence so to offer competitive propositions to our customers, the Operating Companies of the Intersnack Group. Initiating cost savings, identifying risks, running the raw material positions, and managing and executing the Category Strategy Plans are also key responsibilities of the position.

The position will be based in Doetinchem (NL) or  Cologne (DE) and reports to the Head of Category Seasonings and Commodities based in Cologne. 


  1. Establish agreements with strategical and key suppliers in order to secure volume and best conditions  for the Operating Companies;
  2. Follow up and full understanding of assigned categories: know the  markets and origin of raw materials,  reporting internally the trends and movements (via regular reports) , and anticipating/identifying the best timing for the buying activity in agreement with management and the commodity team
  3. Create and achieve an agreed pipeline of initiatives, projects and activities with focus on sustainable cost base reduction, in conjunction with key stakeholders.
  4. Identify and correct risks from the supplier base that affect the Intersnack Group objectives. Implement contingency plans in a proactive manner in close alignment with Vendor Assurance. Align internally on category specific sustainability/CSR targets for the categories in scope
  5. Liaise with suppliers and Intersnack internal stakeholders (i.e. R&D and Operations) on new product development initiatives.
  6. Establish monthly KPI and financial reporting regimen, in conjunction with the Procurement Finance Manager and Procurement Head of Category.
  7. Support in the coherent development of company policy, with ensuing implementation at the group and local levels.



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management or related field
  • 5-7 years procurement experience, preferable FMCG
  • CIPS qualified or related equivalent
  • Capable team player with excellent oral and written (in English) communication skills. Two more languages would be an asset
  • Assertive, convincing and pro-active
  • Strategic and conceptual skills
  • Solid intercultural orientation
  • Commercial and competitive mind set, a negotiator
  • Result-oriented, firm business acumen
  • Able to travel up to 20% (mostly daytrips within Europe, on occasion longer trips).


We offer

A challenging position with international exposure and top-level attention in a very strategic area of the organization and a place “at the core” at Europe’s biggest and best producer of savoury snacks.

Questions or ready to apply?

If you have questions considering this job or want to apply feel free to contact Dimphe van Mansom, HR manager by phone: +31 6 83130793 or sent an email to d.vanmansom@intersnack-procurement.com