FrieslandCampina is amongst the five largest dairy companies in the world. With about 22,000 employees and offices in 30 countries, the firm services commercial and professional customers in more than 100 nations.
Headquartered in Amersfoort in the Netherlands, FrieslandCampina has annual revenues of over 11 billion euros. Its activities are divided into four business groups serving a global market.
With such a diverse presence, Johan Keerberg, CPO, is always keen to utilise the very latest in procurement practice and expertise from across the globe.
“We are an international company,” says Johan. “We therefore need international intelligence and access to global networks and events.
“Being a member of Procurement Leaders gives us that. They bring us closer to everything in the market, helping to drive us forward. Procurement Leaders helps to connect the global procurement lines together.”
From global networking events, strategic research, category intelligence reports, online collaboration forums, daily industry news and the latest market intelligence and trends, FrieslandCampina have access to a vast range of resources through membership of Procurement Leaders.
“We tap into Procurement Leaders’ resources and events for setting our best practice,” explains Johan. “It’s very important to have an understanding of what others in the industry are doing in areas like CSR and SRM.”
“From the CPO point of view, Procurement Leaders provides knowledge and benchmarking standards. It gives me the ability to cross-reference and gain information on suppliers.”
In addition to utilising the online membership portal, FrieslandCampina regularly attends major events in the global procurement calendar arranged by Procurement Leaders.
“Procurement Leaders’ array of networking events and opportunities are a key factor of our membership,” says Johan. “They really add value to meet with key figures in the procurement sector and find out what they are doing to be inspired with new ways to move forward and to try new things.”