Tactical Purchaser


Marine Engineering, Office

Full Time

€4000 - €5500


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Job description

Our client is a Dutch shipbuilder of navy vessels, with customers all over the world. For their office in Vlissingen, we are looking for a Tactical Purchaser.

The role
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 international and national suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Initiate market research and enhance supplier development to build up and 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 management, 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 preferably in a technical direction supplemented with Nevi-1 and Nevi-2 or the willingness to attend these courses
  • 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
  • Languages: Fluent English and Dutch
  • EU citizenship or EU work visa is required
  • A background check will be part of the selection procedure

Our offer

  • Salary: up to € 5500,- gross per month, depending on experience
  • Annual leave: 27 days per year
  • ADV hours: 13 days per year with the option to sell these in exchange for a maximum of 5% more salary (0.383% per day)
  • 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
  • Collective Labor Agreement: Collective Labor Agreement Metalektro applies
  • Pension: Compulsory participation in the PME pension scheme
  • Premium distribution: employer 50% and employee 50%
  • Profit-sharing: If the results of the company give reason to do so

Company description

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