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 Strategic Purchaser.
The role As a Strategic Purchaser you develop improve, and ensure professional relationships with (strategic) subcontractors and suppliers. Initiate market research and monitor and report cost trends for key commodities, As a Strategic Purchaser you will lead a category team in purchasing materials and products and outsourcing activities.
Develop professional relationships in the marketplace to understand industry changes that may impact the company’s business
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 & subcontractors
Initiate market research and enhance supplier development to build up, maintain and ensure a suitable (strategic) supply base
Drive improvement processes with (strategic) subcontractors and/or suppliers based upon supplier qualification and/or evaluation
Ensure supply contingency plans are in place in case key suppliers are unable to perform as required