Vacature Strategic Purchaser

Strategic Purchaser in Vlissingen

Strategic Purchaser

About us

Damen Naval offers you a career that is challenging, exciting and fun in equal measure. You could join our team of over 500 professionals in our locations in Schiedam, Vlissingen and Hamburg. The Naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group is renowned internationally for its on-time, on budget delivery of high-quality naval vessels, as well as its role of full-service provider, or integrator, throughout the life-cycle of its products. The division has a rich history reaching back over 140 years and is proud of its long tradition of serving the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN), the launching customer of eight successive generations of Damen Combatants. Today, Damen Naval operates yards and specialist engineering companies in the Netherlands, Belgium and Romania and additionally constructs vessels at non-Damen locations of clients' choosing all around the world. Damen Naval is looking towards the future. Together with its partners, the division undertakes in-depth R&D with a view to optimising the efficiency of naval shipbuilding processes for the future. Are you ready for duty?

The role

As Strategic Purchaser, 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.

Key accountabilities

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 relevant 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 Dutch and English language (written & verbal) and mastery of German language is a plus, but not essential.
  • 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.

Other

Are you interested in the position of Strategic Purchaser and do you recognise yourself in the job description? Please respond directly via the Damen Career Portalcareer.damen.com .
For more information about the vacancy, Damen Naval or the application process, please visit the Damen Naval website, the Damen Career Portal or call the Corporate Recruitment department on +31 (0)118- 485 000.



Functie:strategic purchaser
Startdatum:01-02-2024
Ervaring:Ervaren
Educatielevel:HBO
Contracttype:Vast
Salaris:onbekend – onbekend
Uren per week:1 – 40

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