Vacature

The Strategic Purchaser develops, improves and ensures professional relationships with (strategic) subcontractors and suppliers. Initiates market research and monitors and reports cost trends for key commodities. Leads a category team in purchasing materials and products and outsourcing activities.

• Develop professional relationships in the marketplace to understand industry changes which may impact the company’s business.
• Monitor and report on cost trends for key commodities.
• Ensure all supplier contracts are complete, properly executed and have considered all cost variables.
• Research, qualify and evaluate on a project basis (Int.) national suppliers & sub-contractors.
• Initiate market research and enhance supplier development to build up/maintain/ensure a suitable (strategic) supply base.
• Drive improvement processes with (strategic) subcontractors and/or suppliers based upon supplier qualification and/or evaluation.
• Ensure supply contingency plans are in place in case key suppliers are unable to perform as required.
• Develop, initiate & maintain project related terms & conditions.
• Responsible for creating unambiguous processes / procedures / preconditions for the acquisition process (project-based and non-project-based).
• Leading a category team, define category strategies, implement and execute strategy (with relation to both strategic and non-strategic suppliers)
• Define procurement budgets for P&P.
• Provide reliable information for budget and cost price calculations.
• Develop and maintaining quotation evaluations and key figures.
• Purchase products and materials and outsource activities (specifying, selecting, evaluating, contracting, contract mgt. and aftercare).
• Set up proposals for standardization, develop framework contracts and monitor and maintain them.
• Ensure all HSEQ policies and procedures are in place, understood, owned, maintained and followed to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

• A Bachelor and/or Master degree preferably in a technical direction such as Mechanical Engineering.
• Nevi-1, Nevi-2 and preferably Nevi-3.
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a technical environment.
• Experience with complex projects and project management.
• Substantive knowledge of or experience with strategic sourcing principles.
• Strong negotiation skills and assertiveness in combination with an independent, well structured, and hands-on mentality.
• Good command of the Dutch & English language (written & verbal).
• Ability to frequently travel long distances and work abroad.