As Strategic Purchaser Germany, you are responsible for developing, improving, and ensuring professional relationships with (strategic) subcontractors and suppliers.
You will initiate market research and monitors and reports cost trends for key commodities and you functionally lead a category team in purchasing materials and products and outsourcing activities.
As Strategic Purchaser you will work parttime in Germany and parttime in The Netherlands and therefore you must flexible in working location.
As Strategic Purchaser you will :
Develop professional relationships in the marketplace to understand industry changes which 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 & sub-contractors.
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.
Develop, initiate & maintain project related terms & conditions.
Responsible for creating unambiguous processes, procedures, preconditions for the acquisition process (project-based and non-project-based).
Leading a category team, define category strategies, implement, and execute strategy (with relation to both strategic and non-strategic suppliers).
Define procurement budgets for the Products and Proposals department.
Provide reliable information for budget and cost price calculations.
Developing and maintaining quotation evaluations and key figures.
Purchase products and materials and outsource activities (specifying, selecting, evaluating, contracting, contract management and aftercare).
Set up proposals for standardization, develop framework contracts and monitor and maintain them.
Skills & experience
As Strategic Purchaser you need to have :
Bachelor and / or master’s degree preferably in a technical direction and Nevi-1, Nevi-2 and preferably Nevi-3.
Minimum of ten years’ experience in a technical environment.
Experience with complex projects and project management.
Substantive knowledge of or experience with strategic sourcing principles.
Strong negotiation skills and assertiveness in combination with an independent, well structured, and hands-on mentality.
Good command of the German and English language (written & verbal).
Ability to travel long distances and to work abroad at locations in Germany as well as in The Netherlands.
Excellent antecedents as a pre-employment security screening and investigation are a part of the recruitment procedure (given the military nature of our projects).
EU citizenship or valid EU work visa is required to be considered as a viable candidate.
What we offer
As Damen Naval we highly value our employees and we will support your professional and personal development. To that end we invest in all our employees by offering :
A technology and innovation focused dynamic international work environment.
A competitive salary package and other benefits.
On-going learning and development opportunities within a diverse and rewarding work environment.
An active social environment in terms of business culture, events & sports.