Analytics Manager Procurement Not for Resale (NFR)

NLD-Zaandam, Provincialeweg 11
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As Analytics Manager your main objective is to identify value opportunities for Ahold Delhaize Europe through data-driven decision making.


Currently there is a need to consolidate and report on data within NFR. As Analytics Manager you accomplish this by extracting actionable insights from internal procurement analytics reports and liaising with a wide network of European procurement stakeholders to discuss value-creation possibilities.


Your aim is to create data transparency within the NFR department, to enable fact-based decision making, and to deploy mature analytics capabilities to drive business impact and identify areas of improvement.


Are you interested in working in an international procurement field, where you are accountable for implementing efficient reporting solutions? Then this could be a role fit for you.


Your job within NFR, as part of Ahold Delhaize

In this role you will perform all activities on European level, collaborating closely with NFR’s Business Control, Operational Procurement Managers, Strategic Sourcing Managers and Category Directors. Furthermore, you will work across NFR’s eight indirect procurement categories.

Your new workplace - The NFR D&I and OP Team

Not for Resale sourcing (NFR) is organized to optimally leverage Ahold Delhaize’s footprint in Europe and drive Ahold Delhaize’s save-4-our customer programs. Sourcing professionals in Europe work together in cross-border category teams to run European and local sourcing events.


The Development & Intelligence team (D&I) is a staff function within NFR sourcing that:

  • Shapes the NFR department to unlock full European potential by delivering on key strategic initiatives, such as implementing a European sourcing policy and developing and implementing self service tooling for Strategic Sourcing Managers (development scope);
  • Equips the sourcing community with actionable insights to drive savings delivery (intelligence scope).


The Operational Procurement (OP) team ensures sourcing professionals and Ahold Delhaize operating units can contract and order NFR goods and services seamlessly on a daily basis. Some of the responsibilities of the OP team include:

  • Delivering operational process excellence through efficient running processes.
  • Providing support with operational sourcing activities, while delivering savings to NFR’s customers and reducing unmanaged spend.
  • Guaranteeing high-quality vendor master data by owning and managing it.
  • Managing supplier risks through due diligence and performance management.


As Analytics Manager you report hierarchically to the Development & Intelligence Director, who provides knowledge and information to NFR’s stakeholders under the intelligence branch, and functionally to the Operational Procurement Director, who ensures operational activities are managed properly for NFR’s stakeholders making use of OP’s systems and processes.


Dit bieden we jou

Your job within NFR, as part of Ahold Delhaize

In this role you will perform all activities on European level, collaborating closely with NFR’s Business Control, Operational Procurement Managers, Strategic Sourcing Managers and Category Directors. Furthermore, you will work across NFR’s eight indirect procurement categories.


The job consists of the following key responsibilities:


  1. Obtain and analyze internal procurement data (10% of your job), while ensuring NFR stakeholders have fast and easy access to the data:
  • Define and prioritize NFR’s problems in order to determine the data needed to solve them.
  • Obtain and extract key procurement data (e.g. spend / contract / bid / compliance analytics report or equivalent) from NFR’s systems.
  • Interpret and analyze the above mentioned data.
  • Monitor system processes based on the extracted data.
  • Flag mistakes in data by reporting them to VMD in order to ensure consistency across data sets.
  • Identify improvement areas and opportunities in order to translate them into concrete actions.

Note: During the first months this key responsibility will take up to approx. 80% of your time.


  1. Generate appropriate insights from data (60% of your job), by facilitating and reporting on data and by assuring reports contain correct information that is easy to interpret and understand (e.g. spend report):
  • Report on:
    • Spend - creating visual representations of spend data (per category, supplier, item, country, etc.) and reporting on unmanaged spend reduction;
    • Price-volume-mix variance - explaining the reasons behind spend increase/decrease and highlighting the top contributing  products for each category;
    • Contracting - identifying contracting cycle times and possible bottlenecks, reporting on spend under contract and compliance with contracted prices;
    • PO compliance - reporting on PO insights to monitor purchase price variance, compliance to ‘no contract-no PO’ and ‘no PO-no pay’ and the number of retrospective POs;
    • Purchasing policy compliance – detecting fraudulent or collusive transactions and the usage of wrong suppliers, while improving compliance with the NFR Source-to-Settle policy;
  • Communicate insights within the NFR department (e.g. publish a monthly report relevant to NFR stakeholders or create downloadable system reports).
  • Deliver an OP scorecard (a scorecard on all OP activities in all EU countries).
  • Become familiar with key analytics tools (e.g. Power BI) and come up with creative and visually-attractive ways to communicate insights.
  • Ensure data accuracy across the NFR department.
  • Proactively report on areas where further insights are needed.
  • Perform periodic reviews.
  • Estimate the business impact the data insights can have on business.


  1. Support, partner and collaborate with NFR stakeholders (30% of your job), while aiming for positive stakeholder feedback on support and benefits provided:
  • Help NFR’s Strategic Sourcing Managers obtain better insights into their categories.
  • Support key stakeholders (e.g. NFR Category Directors) with ad-hoc request asking to provide insights on specific topics.
  • Partner with key stakeholders (e.g. NFR Business Control) to facilitate the reporting of information.

Dit breng je mee


Our main priority continues to be the health and safety of our employees and customers. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this position will be remote until further notice. We will continue to monitor the circumstances and when we feel comfortable, this position will return to our offices in Zaandam, where you will have the opportunity to collaborate face-to-face with a talented and diverse group of colleagues. This also means that all job interviews for this position will take place via video calls.


What we offer

  • An inspiring position in an international (European) work environment.
  • A dynamic and challenging job with various internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to work in a medium-sized team and be part of a great procurement playing field within a multinational retailer.
  • A great work-life balance, where overtime is not something we set as the standard.
  • The opportunity to build further competencies and develop your personal networks within our European brands.
  • Future career opportunities within our international retail environment (inside or outside the NFR department).


Besides good primary employment benefits, we also offer great secondary benefits such as:

  • A competitive gross salary based on your experience level and the level of peers in the same role.
  • Vacation days and pay, so you can enjoy a well-deserved rest.
  • An excellent pension plan with an employee contribution of 5.3%.
  • Reimbursement for travel expenses to and from the office.
  • Options to take paid training and education programs.
  • Guaranteed dividends as well as attractive discounts on various insurance policies.
  • A laptop and phone (iPhone or Samsung).
  • A discount on your groceries at our local stores up to €300 per year.
  • Regular fun events, and delectable samplings with free products.


What you are bringing

Having experience in a sourcing analytics role or similar management role within an international organization will help you be successful in this position. You complement this with:

  • A Bachelor's or master’s degree preferably within Business Administration or Data Science, or related relevant field (e.g. Operations, Supply Chain, Statistics, Finance).
  • At least 3-5 years of work experience or proven relevant experience in an analytics role.
  • Experience in a multi-functional European environment, where you take full ownership and work independently, with (limited) supervision of your manager.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in fluent English and preferably Dutch.


Also, you possess the following key competences:

  • Strong analytical acumen and in-depth knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
  • Deep understanding of data visualization methods and software.
  • Relevant commercial and financial acumen to identify improvement opportunities.
  • IT competences with desktop applications, data management systems and legacy systems to correctly interpret sourcing data, apply best practices and introduce industry standards.
  • An innovative mindset to proactively suggest and implement solutions. 
  • A customer and result-oriented mindset with excellent communication skills, in order to collaborate with internal stakeholders.
  • The ability to work within a department that is constantly under development, in which you have an independent role.
  • Deep business, and preferably procurement, acumen with strong strategic thinking and conceptual skills.


This is not a role for you if:

  • You are looking for a position that is already there for years and all tasks are written down in a manual;
  • You prefer a quiet place to work in which you will not need to interact with several stakeholders.


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Application process explained

In order to apply for this role, we request an updated resume (preferably in pdf). In addition, we would like to ask you not to send a standard motivation letter, but to formulate an answer to the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in working within the Retail organization of Ahold Delhaize?
  • What draws you to apply for the position of Analytics Manager?
  • What experiences do you already have in a similar role, that could be a great addition to this one?
  • What do you wish to improve or develop in your current skillset, work related or on a  personal level?

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