Strategic Purchaser
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
5 dagen geleden

As a Strategic Purchaser you will contribute to a best in class material cost management, servicing the Omron internal stakeholders on Total Cost of Ownership (Quality, Cost, Delivery).

It is a challenging and dynamic role, which requires a professional hands-on approach.

We are Omron and our mission is :

To improve lives and contribute to a better society

OMRON Global

As a global leader in the field of automation, OMRON’s business fields cover a broad spectrum, with Business Divisions ranging from Industrial Automation, Electronic Components, Healthcare & Social Systems.

At present, OMRON provides products and services in around 120 countries and regions around the globe.

OMRON Industrial Automation

OMRON’s Industrial Automation Business is active in developing, manufacturing, and selling automation components, equipment and systems.

Our products can be found primarily in machinery for the food, automotive and semiconductor industry.

At our site in Den Bosch, the Netherlands we design and manufacture products like Robots, Controllers, Drivers and HMI for modern machinery.

The European Purchasing department is also located in Den Bosch and is responsible for strategic purchasing of manufactured, finished and non-product related goods and services.

The organization is vastly growing and facing new and interesting challenges.

Do you enjoy working in a dynamic high-tech manufacturing environment? We are currently looking for a :

Purpose of the rol

The Purchasing Department of the Industrial Automation Business in Europe is concentrating on strengthening the strategic purchasing competences and abilities to help keeping the manufacturing facility in Den Bosch competitive on a Global scale.


  • Develop and maintain your Category Strategy to achieve the Purchasing KPI’s on short and long term.
  • Manage your Suppliers in all aspects of their cooperation with OMRON.
  • Develop, support, and coordinate New Product Introductions (NPI’s).
  • Support the daily operations, while collaboration with other OMRON departments like i.e. Quality, R&D, Engineering, Production, Planning and Warehousing / Shipping.
  • Collaborate and stay connected with Omron departments in the USA, China and Japan.
  • Required education and qualifications

  • Relevant Bachelor / Master-degree preferably combined with Procurement related courses (NEVI or APICS).
  • 3 Years of work experience in a tactical or strategic purchasing role.
  • Affinity with both Mechanical and Electronical engineering.
  • Proven experience with continuous cost down and improvement projects in relevant area.
  • Excellent and experienced negotiator who creates strong commitment and partnership with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent purchasing project management skills. Proven ability to successfully manage complex purchasing related projects.
  • Dutch & English language proficiency. Knowledge of the Chinese and / or Japanese language is a plus.
  • Willingness and ability to travel (10%).
  • Experience with ERP systems.
  • Key competences : analytical, well structured, able to maintain overview, sparring partner / vision, sensitivity on global processes, strong communication skills and bridge builder.

    What can you expect of Omron?

    Working in a dynamic, global Japanese organization with competitive Compensation & Benefits.

    The site Den Bosch is run by a local management living the Omron values but maintaining the open culture. In Den Bosch you will find our biggest manufacturing location in Europe and the central European Distribution Center (EDC).

    Our Offer :

  • A competitive salary depending on experience. Furthermore, 29 holidays, 8,33% holiday allowance, ½ month end of year bonus, laptop, smartphone
  • Healthy work-life balance
  • Working in a dynamic and driven team in which you can grow and gain experience in a multinational environment
  • Are you interested? Please apply through our career site adding your resume and motivation letter. Do you want to know more or have a question about this position, connect with Pim Verboven, European Purchasing Manager. Pim.verboven

    For more information about the proces, please contact Esther Hoedemaekers, HR Advisor, esther.hoedemaekers

    NO ACQUISITION! We would like to recruit ourselves and / or with already selected agencies.

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