Tactical Purchaser Category Construction

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Do you have experience in tactical purchasing combined with a technical bachelor degree? And would you like to be part of a team which is constantly looking for improvement in their purchasing processes and suppliers? Then do contact us!

As Tactical Purchaser, you will manage supply chain partners and push for continuous improvement of their performance (price, quality and delivery reliability) with relation to all construction procurement activities within IHC. You will select and monitor suppliers, as well as negotiating contracts. For this role it's important to have a solid technical background to understand the decision/selection process of our suppliers and the improvement projects you're working on.

As a Tactical Purchaser, you will work within the category Construction and be responsible for:

  • exploration and maintaining the supplier market in terms of (new) product supplier combinations, delivery- and quality performance, including follow up of initiated improvement programs
  • preparing and executing benchmark activities in close cooperation with product managers
  • selecting suppliers and enabling the continuous improvement of the supply chain
  • monitoring supplier performance, and drawing up contracts and frameworks in cooperation with the Category Manager and our Legal department
  • reviewing technical specifications and drawings
  • advising engineering and estimation on budgets (in pre-project phase)
  • making proposals to optimize the procurement process
  • all procurement activities that help to deliver the project within OSBIT
  • preparing spend analysis reports
  • monitor and report market- and price developments within the category
  • safeguarding OSBIT, pro-actively preventing potential delivery delays

To be eligible for this position, you must have the following:

  • a higher vocational education in a technical/commercial field, such as maritime engineering or technical management (preferably supplemented with NEVI 1 and 2 certification)
  • At Least five years of procurement experience in the manufacturing and/or maritime industry
  • demonstrable experience with construction, machining and assembly
  • excellent negotiation skills
  • knowledge of procurement procedures and order processing in an international industry
  • commercial awareness and be used to working in an engineering-focused, project- and product based organization
  • an excellent command of Dutch and English, both written and verbal
  • a team player mentality, a proactive approach and be stress resistant be willing to travel abroad occasionally


  • Voor deze functie is er geen minimale werkervaring vereist



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