Buyers wanted in the Netherlands!
- Location: The Netherlands
- Period: Indefinite
- Reference: 009860
Being a Buyer entails emerging yourself in a solid and responsible role in which you will be a dedicated leader who coordinates all activities related to procurement and the supply chain. Depending on the field you will focus on operational or technical commodities to purchase. Your expertise and strong network of suppliers and subcontractors will help getting the project done in time and within the budget. Depending on your experience, projects vary in size. Nevertheless, a buyer’s responsibility always contain:
- Coordination of all activities related to procurement beginning with intent to purchase. These include preliminary specifications, selecting preferred suppliers, and date parts and/or supplies which are needed. Purchase a variety of complex and/or technical parts and supplies.
- Negotiate with suppliers to get the lowest possible cost for the purchased parts/ services and supplies balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs.
- Purchase materials, components, and services as required based on approved requisitions
- Performs Purchase Order (PO) maintenance associated with ordering, expediting, distribution, approvals and record keeping. Ensures purchasing records are current and up to date in accordance with company policy and ISO documented standards.
- Negotiates and settles with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes. Lead and manage Return Material Authorizations (RMA) from suppliers when necessary.
- Manage, develop, and maintain inventory levels;
- Actively participate in continuous improvement activity to decrease material COGS (Cost of Goods sold) and work with Manufacturing and design engineers to assist in Value engineering/value analysis on parts.
RequirementsWe are looking for a variety of candidates who are interested to work as a buyer, starter or experienced veteran. We do, however, have a few criteria we are hold close when assessing applications. These are the following:
- A (Technical) Bachelor’s degree, NEVI is seen as a plus;
- A minimum of five years related work experience and/or training in an industrial environment working with complex and/or technical supplies and materials;
- Previous experience using and understanding of computerized ERP systems;
- Experience in negotiating with different parties;
- Familiar with electro-mechanical assemblies and/or equipment;
- Excellent communication skills; written, oral and inter-personal;
- Ability to work independently and employ effective time management skills;
- Strong emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy;
- Strong emphasis on organizational skills;
- Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of IFS or similar MRP or ERP software system and MS Office.