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Originele vacaturetekst

Commercial Operational Buyer (interim)

Job purpose:

This role coordinates Cross Border Transport buying activities in Europe in order to run lean end-to-end Logistics Buying Processes for several sites.

Due to a vacancy we need interim support until permanent position is fulfilled. He/she works closely with the sourcing & operations buying managers and is responsible for the efficient and effective execution of sourcing strategy activities in Europe.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Co-ordinate & support Logistics tenders in close cooperation with sr. Buying Operations Manager and sr Buyer;s 
  • Program management for the tenders, planning & organizing events with potential suppliers;
  • Analyse the supplier bids using Excel, Power BI and E-sourcing tools, present results in business forum;
  • Be the first point of contact for potential & existing suppliers;
  • Manage day-to-day (Commercial) operations for Logistics Buying and resolve (potential) issues;
  • Work closely with stakeholders (e.g. Market & Factory Supply Chain, Finance) to determine full scope of work of the activities tendered and have clear view on all related End to End costs (TCO approach). Taking in consideration: quality, performance, Operational Excellence, continuous improvement, service and efficiency;
  • Interact with Mars Commercial Services (MCS) to efficiently run the end-to-end procurement process and optimise ways of working.
Type vacature:

Over de werkgever

Mars Incorporated (afkorting: Mars Inc.) is een Amerikaans bedrijf dat onder meer tussendoortjes maakt. Het bedrijf was in Europa actief onder de naam Masterfoods maar sinds september 2007 heet het ook in Europa "Mars". Het Amerikaanse hoofdkwartier van Mars staat in Hackettstown (New Jersey). Het internationale hoofdkwartier is gevestigd in McLean in de deelstaat Virginia. Het Europese hoofdkwartier is gevestigd in Brussel (België). In Nederland heeft het een vestiging in Veghel. Het bedrijf is eigendom van de familie Mars.


Mars voert de volgende merken: 3 Musketeers, Balisto, Bounty, Catisfactions, Celebrations, Cesar, Clix, Combo's, Delight, Dolmio, Dove (snoep, niet de cosmetica), Ethel-M, Flavia, Freedent, Galaxy, Kudos, M&M's, Maltesers, Mars, Milky Way, Pedigree, Perfect Fit, Sheba, Skittles, Snickers, Starburst, Suzi Wan, Twix, Uncle Ben's, Waltham, Whiskas

Wat wij bieden

You will receive a project contract with Yacht for the duration of the assignment.


Candidate’s profile:

  • Minimum Bachelor degree, (preferable Supply Chain/Industrial Engineering/Procurement/Economics);
  • Ability to analyse data and assess information quickly, expert in Excel;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skill;s
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills;
  • Fluent English AND Dutch language;
  • 5 years of working experience in Supply Chain or procurement.

Key Mars Leadership Capabilities (MLC):

  • Listening
  • Planning
  • Priority setting
  • Drive for results 

Key Mars Functional Capabilities (MFC):

  • Analysing category data & intelligence
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Project Management 
  • Commercial Finance

Please note: to be able to apply you actually have to live in the Netherlands



Wat wij bieden

€ 4.000,-