The Tactical Purchaser (Germany) leads a category management team and is responsible for purchasing products and materials and outsourcing activities according to the project plan.
As Tactical Purchaser you will work parttime in Germany and parttime in The Netherlands and therefore you must flexible in working location.
As Tactical Purchaser you will :
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 (inter)national suppliers & sub-contractor.
Initiate market research and enhance supplier development to build up, maintain and ensure a suitable (strategic) supply base.
Drive improvement processes with (strategic subcontractors) 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.
Responsible for managing, supervising, executing, and monitoring the purchasing, procurement process and outsourcing within the project, according to the project plan and project purchase conditions.
Functional management of the Purchasing project team and leading a category team, define category strategies, implement, and execute strategy (with relation to both strategic and non-strategic suppliers).
Define procurement budgets for P&P and provide reliable information for budget and cost price calculations.
Provide progress and financial project reports and monitor the (project) purchasing budget.
Develop 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 Tactical Purchaser you need to have :
Bachelor’s degree preferably in a technical direction such as Mechanical Engineering 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.
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.
Competences : customer orientation, teamwork, results orientation, behavioural flexibility, quality orientation, planning and organising, problem analysis, decisiveness, negotiating, persuasiveness, and initiative.
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.