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Strategic Buyer

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For a growing organisation in manufacturing in the renewables industry, I am looking for a strategic buyer. In this role you will be reporting directly to the CFO and developing a strategic approach of procurement.

Your tasks and responsibilities
The Strategic Buyer plays a critical role in defining the processes and managing the procurement activities withinthe company. You are responsible for overseeing the purchasing of goods and services essential for the company's operations while ensuring efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and adherence to quality standards. The role will develop procurement strategies and foster strong relationships with suppliers and stakeholders.

The most important tasks, activities and responsibilities (RASCI):

  • Purchasing (consumables, office supplies, tooling, equipment, etc.)
  • Develop and implement procurement strategies aligned with the organisation goals and objectives.
  • Lead, mentor, and manage business functions & associated professionals, providing guidance, support, and training as needed.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, negotiating favourable terms and contracts to optimize costs and quality.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand their procurement needs and provide effective solutions to meet those needs.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify potential suppliers, evaluate their capabilities, and assess market trends to inform procurement decisions.
  • Ensure compliance with procurement policies, procedures, and regulations, including ethical and sustainable sourcing practices with focus to managing modern slavery risks.
  • Develop and maintain procurement metrics and performance indicators to monitor efficiency, cost savings, and supplier performance.
  • Continuously review and improve procurement processes and systems to enhance efficiency, transparency, and effectiveness.
  • Manage procurement budgets, forecasting expenditures, and implementing cost-saving initiatives where possible.
  • Stay ahead of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in procurement and supply chain management.
  • Implement relevant processes/ procedures to support prompt and forecasted payment of critical invoices / supplier agreements.
  • To be point of contact towards the suppliers for the logistic aspects related to rejects (return shipments, credit invoices, replacement of rejected items, obtaining missing documentation, specifications, [calibration] certificates, ATRs, etc.).
  • To, where applicable, provide input concerning the periodic supplier performance overviews.

Your experience and knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
  • Proven experience (5 years) in procurement management, preferably in a leadership role.
  • Strong understanding of procurement processes, supply chain management, and sourcing strategies.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a strategic mindset and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in procurement software and systems.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and compliance standards related to procurement and contract management.
  • Commitment to ethical business practices and sustainability initiatives.

Location

  • Rotterdam

Interested? Please apply via Robert Walters!

Soort contract: FULL_TIME

Vakgebied: Procurement & supply chain

Specialisme: Purchasing & procurement

Sector: Fabricage en productie

Salaris: €80,000 - €95,000 per jaar

Werkplek: Hybride

Ervaringsniveau: Manager

Eerste taal: Nederlands - Tweetalig

Tweede taal: Engels - Tweetalig

Locatie: Rotterdam

Referentienummer: 2212362/001

Datum gepost: 4 juni 2024

Consultant: Thomas Boerefijn

Telefoonnummer: +31 010 799 80 90

thomas.boerefijn@robertwalters.com

Thomas Boerefijn

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