Skretting has named Robert van den Breemer as its new procurement director, and Jenna Bowyer as category manager, novel ingredients.
Over the past two years, van den Breemer has been working as a business development director at the Skretting global headquarters in Stavanger. Before his time at Skretting, he worked in corporate development at Nutreco in Amersfoort. He also worked for eight years at Roland Berger in Amsterdam as a general strategy consultant. In his new role, he joins the Skretting management team and reports to CEO, Therese Log Bergjord.
“Our goal with procurement for the coming years is to buy smarter and better. Smarter, by both utilzing all the data we have in our possession and by building strong category plans for our major categories. Better, by both working together with the suppliers of our key ingredients to develop improved and novel ingredients and by taking a leading role in sourcing responsibly. Procurement will continue to be a driving force in our mission of feeding the future,” said van den Breemer.
The new position of category manager, novel ingredients will lead procurement activity in the novel sector, including planning, supplier engagement and long-term supplier partnerships, said the fish feed company. A large focus of the role will be to increase future supply of emerging raw materials such as insect and single cell proteins, and to work with suppliers to accelerate raw material innovation and scale-up.
Bowyer has worked in Skretting for seven years, initially in sustainability and communications with Skretting Australia and for the past two and a half years in Stavanger as raw material development project manager.