Buyer (Direct materials) UA&EECA

Supply Chain Kyiv Full-time Ukraine

Job Description

- Create, gain business wide support for and implement category sourcing plans that quickly deliver tangible results

- Build effective relationships engaging with stakeholders across functions and country business units.

- Identify and priorities opportunities to deliver total cost of ownership savings in your categories and drive the implementation of the plans to capture those opportunities

- Proactively manage supplier relationships to deliver cost & cash results in regards to quality and service levels

- Measure and benchmark performance to ensure that JDE has the most competitive cost base in your category

- Drive innovation programs in category to continually search for cost saving opportunities, new technologies, new products and new suppliers that contribute to the overall strategy of the business.

- Establish and analyze performance metrics in order to evaluate (supplier) performance.

- Manage direct material (raw&packaging) / product selection process, negotiate & contract key suppliers and administers contracts.

- Manage and improve key supplier performance and supports quality audits to deliver (non-) financial benefits.

- Keep oversight over set of contracts within category and ensure contract compliance considering payments terms, prices, discounts & rebates and performance.

- Manages transitions to key suppliers

- Oversee high level risk management activities (and gain risk management expertise) for respective category areas.

- Contribute to cost price calculations based on market and product knowledge.

- Manage vendor selection for co-packers and external manufacturers


·       Enthusiastic about coffee;

·       3+ years purchasing experience or in similar function is a must;

·       Excellent communication and analytical skills;

·       Ability to manage workload effectively and autonomously in uncertain environment;

·       Experience in project management;

·       Good knowledge of MS Office;

·       Upper-intermediate English.

Additional Information

  • Competitive salary and comfortable working conditions
  • Compensations & benefits (including insurance programs and meal allowance)
  • Rewards & recognition program, learning and development in multicultural environment
  • Democratic corporate culture and open management team
  • Opportunity to become expert in coffee

JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world's leading pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in the Netherlands. For more than 265 years, JDE has been inspired by the belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. Today, JDE unleashes the possibilities of coffee and tea in more than 100 countries, through a portfolio of over 50 brands including L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, OldTown, Super, Pickwick and Moccona. 

What’s it like to work at JDE?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup. At JDE, we're Made to Stand Out. Every day we are progressive in outlook, ambitious in nature, resourceful in action and decisive in approach, bringing coffee and tea moments to everyone around the world.