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Tactical Purchaser (Project Based)


Marine Engineering, Shipbuilding

Full Time

Project based


For this interim role our client is seeking a Tactical Purchaser who can start on short notice on a temporary basis for the duration of 12 months. Read more about it below.

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Job description

Our client, a renowned Dutch shipbuilder of navy vessels, with an established customer portfolio is currently seeking a Tactical Purchaser to be based in Vlissingen on a 12 month project-based assignment. Given the military nature of clients and projects, an EU citizenship and a valid EU work visa are mandatory.

The Tactical Purchaser is part of (one or more) project team(s) led by the Project Manager Procurement and is responsible for purchasing products, materials, services and/or outsourcing activities according to the project plan

  • 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

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical direction such as Mechanical Engineering preferably supplemented with Nevi-1 and Nevi-2
  • 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 Dutch and English language (written & verbal)
  • Given the military nature of clients and projects, an EU citizenship and a valid EU work visa are mandatory
  • A background check will be part of the selection procedure

Our offer

  • Salary depending on experience
  • Annual leave: 27 days plus 13 days ADV
  • Travel costs: € 10 per month for the first 10 km, then € 0.19 per km
  • Pension benefit: employer 50% and employee 50%

Company description

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