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Tactical Purchaser


Marine Engineering, Shipbuilding

Full Time



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

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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.

  • 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: English and Dutch both verbal and written
  • EU citizenship or EU work visa is required
  • Candidate will be subject to pre-employment security screening

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%

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