Tactical Purchaser (Germany)


Marine Engineering, Office

Full Time

€4000 - €5000


Responsible for purchasing products, materials, services and/or outsourcing activities according to the project plan. You will work part-time in Germany and part-time in The Netherlands and therefore you must be flexible in your working location.

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Job description

Our client is a Dutch shipbuilder of navy vessels, with customers all over the world. For them, we are looking for a Tactical Purchaser (Germany) for a project-based position.


  • 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 supply base
  • Drive improvement processes with suppliers based upon supplier qualification and/or evaluation
  • Participate in category management, define category strategies, implement and execute strategy
  • Provide reliable information for budget and cost price calculations.
  • Develop and maintain quotation evaluations and key figures
  • Execute and coordinate the purchase process(specifying, selecting, evaluating, contracting, contract mgmt., aftercare) according to applicable procedures and project boundaries
  • 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 that a safe and healthy work environment

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in a technical direction such as Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a technical environment with substantive knowledge of and experience with purchasing
  • Strong negotiation skills and assertiveness in combination with an independent, well structured, and hands-on mentality
  • Good command of the German and English language (written & verbal)
  • Ability to travel long distances and to work abroad at locations in Germany as well as in The Netherlands
  • Competences: customer orientation, teamwork, results orientation, behavioural flexibility, quality orientation, planning and organising, problem analysis, decisiveness, negotiating, persuasiveness, and initiative
  • EU citizenship or EU work visa is required
  • A background check will be part of the selection procedure

Our offer

  • Salary: up to € 5000,- gross per month, depending on experience/education
  • Annual leave: 27 days per year + 13 ADV
  • Travel costs: € 10 per month for the first 10 km, then 0.19 cents per km. A T-tag is issued for employees who use the Westerscheldetunnel for commuting

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