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Procurement Project Manager Capex

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Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Zaandam, NH, NL, 1506 MA

Company: Bunge

Are you looking to accelerate your career in strategic international procurement, and to make a difference in a global essential business? Read on and learn more!

The role

The core focus of this role is to Lead Capex Project related procurement activities, in close partnership with Bunge entities, identify and promote best-practices, improve procurement value contribution via total cost of ownership savings, risk mitigation, supplier innovation for dedicated capital projects. This position offers the opportunity for substantial career development and will work closely with international colleagues in Industrial Operations, Project Management, Legal and Procurement/Category Management in an exciting growing environment.

Responsibilities, not limited to

  • Build and maintain formal bid packages for bidding processes on all required materials and services, aligned with our standards and Project requirements.
  • Lead contract negotiations and conform execution of the same.
  • Lead costs, and terms and conditions agreements with Suppliers and Contractors based on Bunge’s standards, and in partnership with Project Management and Legal.
  • Support with governance of key Capex projects in the region and assistance with pan-regional initiatives - like supplier development for local/regional service providers or supplier relationship management for strategic vendors.
  • Receive and review requisitions, examining for correctness and verifying budget availability, in collaboration with Financial Controlling and accurate authority for requests.
  • Research and qualify suppliers and ensure that suppliers meet or exceed Bunge quality and project standards, including documentation, workmanship, cost and schedule. Support supplier related Quality, Change and Claims Management.
  • Process quotations; review commercial terms of quotations and prepare analysis of conformity to Bunge standards and provide negotiating strategy recommendations. Prepare quotation overviews and documentation required for clients.
  • Expedite execution of Purchase Orders and ensures timely delivery, including support of logistic activities
  • Maintain Project Procurement Plan and consult Engineering and the project office on required purchases
  • Supervise supply chain and supplier performance; while maintaining constant communication with suppliers to identify process, product and service improvement opportunities; seek, document and realize cost savings and cost avoidance opportunities.

This new position is based in Zaandam and part of growing regional team. It will report to our Europe & Asia Procurement Industrial Lead,  based in Warsaw.

What to bring to the role

An analytical and strategic mind, with excellent partner management and influencing skills. You are collaborative and love to define strategies and implement them, while assessing risks is your second nature.

What else:

  • A University degree- preferably with a major in civil engineering and/or business administration
  • Strong experience in a similar position, preferably in food industry or FMCG production, purchasing medium to big value projects; experience with sourcing platforms, contracting, running tenders, supplier selection
  • Proficient in English; Dutch skills are a highly desired and any other European language is beneficial, particularly French or German.
  • Strong presentation and project management skills; Ideally with a Project Management certification.
  • Self-starting personality, structured, able to take fast, but well grounded decisions in a very sophisticated, intercultural matrix environment
  • Available for occasional travel across the region- up to 30%

What can you expect from Bunge?

  • A competitive salary and a great benefits package (including annual bonus and a good pension scheme)
  • Work within an international team of passionate experts
  • The right tools for the right job
  • The freedom to be ambitious, influential and contribute to business growth in an impactful way
  • Great culture, based on integrity, entrepreneurship, teamwork, openness & trust.

If this description reflects your profile or ambition, we’re looking forward to see your application and motivation in English by hitting apply! 

Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated, we do not use agencies at this moment for our recruitment. Open proposals of candidates are at own risk.


We Are Bunge
Bunge is a global agribusiness with one mission – we connect farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed and fuel to the world. We have unmatched global scale and deeply rooted relationships which allow us to bring innovative ingredients and knowledge to some of the world’s biggest brands – many of which are likely in your home right now. 
We know that to achieve our mission and deliver the best results to our customers, each other and the world we need to work together – so we hire talented people who are passionate, bold and driven to work as One Bunge. This dedication is deeply embedded in our culture and reflected in the way we work.
Every day our people exemplify these values, which represent Bunge at its core:
Act as One Team by fostering inclusion, collaboration and respect  


Drive for Excellence by being agile, innovative and efficient    


Do What’s Right by acting safely, ethically and sustainably
If this sounds like you, join us! We value and invest in people who believe in our purpose and are excited to live it every day – people who are #ProudtoBeBunge.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status

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