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Title:  Digital & Technology Specialist Procurement

Heineken Global is looking for a Procurement Technology Specialist with experience in SAP (S/4 HANA, P2P, and S2C). Are you able to bring together the needs of different stakeholders within the SAP system with your technical knowledge and experience? Then we are looking for you!


Role description:

  • Shape and deliver the multi-year digital & technology roadmap for HEINEKEN Global Procurement.
  • Maintain frequent interactions and align interests of multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide outside-in view on innovations & cutting-edge technologies.
  • Lead technology ideation studies and Proofs of Value.
  • Custodian over the Procurement solution portfolio (plan, build, run, decommission).
  • Embed solution portfolio into wider architecture standards & security policies.
  • Take part in solution design & validation
  • Optimize User & Supplier Experience


Scope of the role

HEINEKEN Global Procurement (HGP) ambition

  • HGP as digital business partner - bringing user-efficiency to everyone who needs to buy anything.
  • Enable Customer and Supplier-self-service through our secure and multi-lingual state-of-the-art systems, which promote simplicity and trust.
  • Offer a connected and seamless Supplier Journey, which brings innovation to our door.
  • Facilitate Sustainable Sourcing – with full Origin Tracking on all our goods & services.

Digital & Technology (D&T) ambition

  • With HGP we build their digital ambition - hand in glove.
  • Consolidation of 40+ ERP’s into a leaner core with standard business platforms and digital products.
  • End-to-end business platform for Source-to-Pay (S2C+P2P).
  • In our Cloud-based ecosystem, we follow industry best practices and deliver solutions that are loosely coupled, but highly integrated.
  • Bring efficiency savings through system integration, simplification & modernisation.
  • Offer digital seamless supplier collaboration journeys.
  • Unlock advanced analytics for operating companies and global functions.
  • Deploy a harmonized enterprise-wide data model.


Role requirements


  • Connect and build trust through authenticity, empathy, and logic.
  • Shape the future by thinking big and setting a clear strategy.
  • Develop, grow, and motivate people around you.
  • Deliver against ambitious targets by taking ownership for results.


  • Build meaningful relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and in writing): ability to communicate well with technical and non-technical people.
  • Ability to work autonomously in a group, coordinating activities and coaching team members.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple complex tasks.
  • Identify and understand multiple stakeholder perspectives and "truths" and bring an open mind to understanding and build on the views of others.
  • Ability to analyse information and recommend achievable process improvements.
  • Strong outside-in view (e.g. Procurement Leaders™, Gartner, Forrester, etc).
  • Agile mindset and ways of working (Scrum™, SAFe™).


  • MSc or BSc in Computer Science, Business Information Management, and/or Business Administration


  • Minimum 5 years in projects and/or DevOps
  • Minimum 8 years hands-on experience with leading S2C and P2P solution suite(s), ideally across direct and indirect procurement
  • Minimum 8 years experience with SAP ECC or S/4HANA
  • Minimum 3 years experience with Design Thinking, Agile WoW (as SM or PO), Project Management foundations (PRINCE2, IPMA-D)
  • Good understanding of cloud, AI/ML, RPA, data hubs, master data management, user access & security, supplier interaction platforms, API integrations, low-code development platforms, blockchain technology


Excellent verbal and written communication in English language.


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