Sourcing Manager Contract Manufacturing

Afdeling: Office, International

We are looking for a Sourcing Manager to join our Raw material & Contract Manufacturing Sourcing Team.

As Sourcing Manager, you will be responsible for driving and executing sourcing activities based on category strategy, policies and market requirements. You will contribute on the development of sourcing category strategy and supplier selections; which includes negotiation with supplier’s contracts and manage supplier’s relationships. Your will be working mainly in the Tex Mex category with responsibility of a portfolio of sauce and salsa suppliers.

This role is a permanent position, the role is located in Roeselare, Belgium. You will report to Head of Sourcing, Raw Materials & Contract Manufacturing.

This selection is exclusively conducted by Progressio. 

In your role of Sourcing Manager, you:

  • Develop and implement category strategies and plans in line with group-level strategies, policies and guidelines.
  • Lead supplier selection, relationship, partnership and negotiation
  • Continuously evaluate suppliers’ performance based on e.g. cost, quality, service, availability, reliability, sustainability and flexibility.
  • Conduct sustainability audits for own suppliers together with the lead auditor
  • Identify, realize and track savings opportunities.
  • Monitor & benchmark market trends and best practices
  • Work will all relevant internal stakeholders e.g. Finance, NPD, Marketing and Supply
  • Act and live according to the Paulig Group’s values: Grow together, Strive for excellence and Stay curious.

We expect you to have

  • University or Bachelor degree preferable in Engineering or Economics
  • 3+ years of sourcing experience in category sourcing
  • experience in driving change
  • excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • strong drive for results
  • experience in project management and leading virtual teams
  • international working experience

Furthermore, you

  • are used to working with change management preferably in matrix organizations and have strong collaboration skills
  • are a team player with a flexible can-do attitude and a curious mind
  • you like working with different cultures
  • are relationship-oriented and enjoy engaging other people.
  • see the bigger picture and have very strong analytical skills.
  • Fluent written and spoken English. Spanish is seen as a plus.
  • will be located in Roeselare, working in truly international environment
  • are willing to travel

We offer

  • Impactful role with a broad lookout for international Paulig business with versatile responsibilities
  • Challenging and interesting work in family-owned company with strong brands and products
  • A work community that shares our values Strive for Excellence, Stay Curious and Grow Together and sticks together in the quest of life full of flavor
  • Modern and dynamic working environment. In Paulig we collaborate for success, dare to trust and choose impact over comfort. We also put consumer first
  • Our working hours are flexible and we have hybrid working model
  • Possibility to influence, impact and take things forward
  • Leader who believes in you and supports whenever needed.


Did you get excited? We would be happy to hear from you!



Sourcing Manager Contract Manufacturing video
Sourcing Manager Contract Manufacturing

The application process

  1. Come work with us
  2. The first interview
  3. Online test
  4. The second interview
  5. Test day
  6. Contract discussion

Come work with us

Are you interested in one of our open positions? Please submit your CV and motivation letter online, preferably using our application form. If we see a potential match, we will invite you for an initial interview with Human Resources. We will also inform you if there is unfortunately no match.

The first interview

We are curious about your story! In the initial interview you tell us all about your expectations, motivation, experience, and competences. We are also transparent in what we expect and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Online test

If the first interview went well, the next step involves completing several tests online at home, which gives us an even clearer picture of you. We then discuss the results together.

The second interview

If the results of the test are positive, you then proceed to the second interview. There you will meet with your potential manager to discuss specifically the position you are applying for and the team you would be working with. This way you will quickly know if everything fits and feels right.

Test day

If everything seems to fit well and you want to work in production, we then plan a test day where you will work and spend a paid day with your potential colleagues and manager. If you want to work in a support function, we plan a day with assessments. This way, we can determine whether all the ingredients are present for a successful collaboration.

Contract discussion

If the final evaluation is positive on both sides, we will make you a contract proposal. It can be either interim, fixed-term or indefinite. If you sign, you will receive a real welcome presentation and you will be all set to become a Pauligian. Welcome!

Getting started

  1. Your first day
  2. Your first weeks
  3. Your first months

No stress for your first day at work. We will give you a warm welcome and show you around your new working environment.

No stress for your first day at work. We will give you a warm welcome and show you around your new working environment.

Food safety and hygiene are extremely important at a food company, but the safety of our people is an absolute priority as well.

Therefore, you need to follow several basic training courses (via e-learning) as soon as possible in order to learn the best practices in the field of HACCP, safety, and prevention.

During your first months at Paulig you will be completing step by step the specific e-training plan for your position.

For example, training to safely operate a forklift or BA4 safety training. Throughout this period, there are several evaluation moments. This is to ensure that all parties involved know that everything is going smoothly. If you want, we can adjust your personal training plan where ever necessary.

They listen to what you need in order to grow.

Jorge operator

We get to work with the newest machines. It’s intense, but very interesting.

Sven technician