Ingredients Sourcing specialist

Join us at Vilgain as we embark on a journey that intertwines your passion for food, creativity, and innovation! Our mission is to educate people about healthy eating and develop ingredients that empower them to make nutritious choices. We achieve this by assembling a team of the best individuals who collaboratively craft clean and nutritious ingredients. To augment our performance‑driven New Ingredient Development (NID) team, we are currently in search of a dynamic and creative Ingredients Sourcing specialist. If you're a trendsetter, culinary visionary, and strategic thinker with an appetite for excellence, this opportunity might be custom‑made for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Stay ahead of the curve by monitoring market trends and understanding consumer preferences in the food industry.
  • Master the intricacies of the clean label food market and suggest innovative ingredients and strategies.
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with ingredient suppliers to ensure a steady flow of exceptional ingredients.
  • Source and develop private and clean label ingredients that comply with our high standards.
  • Implement category strategies that align with our business goals, collaborating closely with our marketing and sales teams for successful ingredient launches.
  • Manage ingredient category budgets effectively and track profitability.
  • Provide regular reports on ingredient category performance to inform our strategy.
  • Address ingredient‑specific issues and challenges with a creative problem‑solving mindset.

Requirements:

  • A knowledgeable understanding of supply chain management.
  • A knack for suggesting groundbreaking ideas in ingredient development.
  • Superior negotiation abilities to secure the best deals with ingredient suppliers.
  • Effective communication skills to collaborate seamlessly.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Foster collaboration with cross‑functional teams.
  • Relevant experience in the food industry.
  • Ability to handle your agenda efficiently with good time management skills.

Why join us?

At Vilgain, we are passionate about helping others become a better version of themselves. Our products represent our ability to create something that makes a real difference in people's lives, and we take great pride in our work. We are committed to creating a positive and supportive environment where our team members can grow and thrive both personally and professionally.
Benefits:

  • home office
  • multisport card as part of our commitment to active living
  • pension insurance contribution
  • meal vouchers
  • internal training (language courses)
  • credit system for employees buying our products

Now just sign up and we'll get back to you soon!

In the meantime, before we get to your pumped up resume, you can check out @lifeataktin for a peek under the hood of Actin/Vilgain people

Selection process

1

We will look at your CV - we will evaluate your knowledge and experience. You will receive feedback within 14 days.

2

See you at the interview - we will ask questions and we will also be happy to answer your questions.

3

We will send you a practical task - you will receive the assignment by e-mail, and we will give you feedback after the task.

4

You will meet a team manager or colleague - you will discuss the scope of work, the division of work in the team and your role in it.

5

We are taking you! We will send you a job offer and start the entry process.