Purchasing Manager

Unique - Hoek van Holland

40 uur


My client is a Dutch based producer and global supplier for the coating industry established in Hoek van Holland.

They are looking for a new Purchasing Manager responsible for the entire spend of the company. He/she will be working in a cross functional team (procurement/finance) reporting to the General Manager.

Internally, he/she is able to connect very well with the internal organization, thus bringing procurement closer to the other internal disciplines (like Supply Chain, Operations, Maintenance and R&D).
Job dimensions:
Total spend of ~€40 million
o Raw Materials: ~€30 million, >100 products, > 50 suppliers
o Indirect (MRO, services, etc): ~€10 million, >200 suppliers
In this role he/she will work very closely with the Purchaser Indirect Spend and the Purchasing Assistants for Raw Materials and Indirects.
All activities are to be executed 100% within the company framework of Safety, Health and Environment.

Purpose of the position:
To develop and implement sourcing strategies aligned with the business ambition of growth, balancing cost optimization versus security of supply. To develop long term relationships with our key suppliers of raw materials and services.


o A minimum of 6 years working experience in commercial roles, preferably in Procurement (both Direct and Indirect);
o Knowledge of chemical industry, preferably Paints and Coatings;
o Knowledge of solvent based alkyd and acrylic resins is a plus;
o Any experience with LEAN (or “continuous improvement”) is a plus;
o Hands-on mentality;
o Decisiveness, persuasiveness.

Knowledge and Education Level:
o University or equivalent level;
o Team player yet very self-propelling, commercial skills, and having a feeling for tact and diplomacy;
o Excellent social and communication skills;
o Good analytical and conceptual capabilities;
o Mature, serious counterpart for all our suppliers;
o Able to communicate in Dutch and English fluently (written and spoken).


- A challenging, independent position with a lot of freedom yet connected to serious responsibilities;
An interesting, ambitious environment with high energy levels and a firm belief and dedication to continue profitable growth in the upcoming years;
An open, informal “can do” culture;
- The position offers an attractive package with a market competitive salary and target bonus.

Are you interested? Please send your motivatien letter and CV per email to Patricia Schaaij | – Klik op de solliciteer-button om te solliciteren – | 06 24920727.


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