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Strategic Buyer

About the job

In this challenging position, you determine the purchasing department’s strategy with the manager Purchasing and Logistics. You set clear objectives for the department and ensure that these are achieved. You conclude contracts with new and existing suppliers, where you negotiate prices, delivery times, warranty and liability. Based on technical specifications, you order products, answer supplier questions and, if necessary, look for suitable alternatives. For the projects, it is important that all components are delivered on time and under the right conditions. You support the purchase of components for the projects where necessary. You work in a rapidly-changing environment in which a lot is asked of you in order to discover, take initiative and make independent decisions. All this is in close collaboration with your colleagues from other departments. You report to the manager. Experience with purchasing within the technical sector is therefore important.

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The challenge

  • Formulating and implementing the long-term purchasing strategy in consultation with the manager;
  • Structuring and continuous improvement of our purchasing processes in a growing organization;
  • Dividing tasks and identifying potential bottlenecks that may disrupt the purchasing process;
  • Formulating purchasing objectives (KPI’s) to achieve the IMS objectives;
  • Analyzing and mapping market developments;
  • Sparring partner for colleagues from the department;
  • Analyzing complex technical issues;
  • Making rate agreements with partners about hiring staff and making long-term price agreements with partners about the purchase of materials.

Your experience

  • A Bachelor degree (preferably with a technical background);
  • You have completed relevant purchasing training courses;
  • At least five years of experience as a buyer within a technical organization;
  • Knowledge of ERP systems and Excel is an advantage;
  • Experience and affinity with technology is required (reading drawings, recognizing part lists structure).

What we offer

A varied job in an innovative, dynamic working environment, where you get the opportunity to be ultimately responsible for Logistics & Purchasing.

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