Risk Management & Procurement Manager

Company Trouw Nutrition
Country USA
Location Highland, IL

We are currently searching for a Risk Management & Procurement Manager to lead the transformation from working primarily with Global procurement to a multipronged supplier approach. To develop a strategic and risk management approach across our critical purchases to ensure that we working toward competitive pricing and actively leading key negotiations. Lead and manage the procurement team to actively ensure inventory is optimized and partnering where possible with the TN Canada procurement team to maximize wins and share information. This position is full-time and reports to the General Manager.


Procurement improvement projects

  • Identifies, initiates and coordinates leads procurement improvement projects, with a main objective to generate cost savings on both direct and indirect spend categories in collaboration with the global and cluster lead
  • Make or buy decisions; optimizing the usage of internal production capacity in collaboration with sales and production
  • Perform detailed spend, market trends and supplier analysis across operations as a basis to identify opportunities
  • Improve the accuracy of key system parameters: safety stock, working stock, lead times of all raw materials
  • Develop into a key user using existing benchmarking tools and reports in Business Objects to measure procurement performance across OpCo’s on cost, cash, service, quality and sustainability
  • Overall responsible for the successful implementation and upkeep of key priorities, such as Payment Term Optimization, Raw Material Market Guidance Calls, Contracting Compliance, Position and Risk Management within the organization 
  • Improve the accuracy of forecasting, contract management and delivery of raw materials

Sourcing strategies and Contract & Supplier Management

  • Perform supply market and supplier analysis, where applicable in close cooperation with global procurement and cluster lead, as a basis for the development of business driven sourcing strategies for regional and local spend categories
  • Define, present and implement business sourcing strategies for regional and local procurement categories that leverage the buying power of Nutreco for savings and better value for money
  • Participate with global and cluster lead on developing category and supplier specific contracting strategies
  • Establish and manage regional specific key supplier relationships and related frame contracts

Team management and organization

  • Build, develop, mentor a cohesive and aligned procurement and supply chain team
  • Provide active coaching and support to the team with clear development plans
  • Support the development of succession plans, recruitment processes, personal training plans and annual performance reviews
  • Actively contribute to the development of the procurement community within Nutreco, amongst others by maintaining effective relationships with global procurement category managers


  • College/university degree or equivalent education/experience
  • 7-10 years working experience in procurement, including experiences at local (factories) and global (category) level
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Strong results orientation, “has a sense of urgency and strong personal drive”
  • Proven skills to work in an international and diverse organization; effective working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Good and pleasant communicator, as an enabler to build and maintain relations
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills, including affinity to statistical analysis and financials: rigorous but pragmatic
  • Proven negotiation skills in a tactical and strategic context, without harming supplier and OpCo relationships; has a track record to deliver improvements and savings
  • Experienced in developing sourcing strategies, sourcing policies and procedures, ideally in both direct and indirect spend categories
  • Experienced in managing projects to improve payment conditions
  • Fluent in English; additional languages are an advantage
  • Good computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet and PowerPoint presentation applications, as well as email programs
  • Willing to travel as required (PISC and other key procurement meetings) typically up to 25% of the time

This is a full-time position, in Highland, Illinois (30 miles east of St. Louis, MO).

Trouw Nutrition USA offers competitive compensation and a full benefits package, including medical, dental, life and disability insurances and a 401(k) plan with generous company matching funds that are vested immediately. Benefits are available immediately upon the employee’s hire date.

To be considered for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to tnusahr@trouwnutrition.com. If you need assistance, please call 618.654.2070 and ask to speak to a member of the HR Department.


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