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Sourcing Manager, Purchasing Manager, Strategic Buying Manager

Supply Chain / Logistics
Rotterdam

The Strategic Purchasing Manager will mainly focus on:

  • Leading a team of 5 Strategic Buyers - Lead and coach the team to take them to the next level.
  • As the role reports directly to the CEO, the selected person will have the chance to dictate and follow up on the purchasing strategy of the business, based on a highly results driven approach.
  • Keep close-knit relationships with key vendors / suppliers, while directing their performance managament (delivery times, reliability, key information, product compliance, quality, etc.)
  • Build and maintiain strategic relationships with suppliers.
  • The role will be mostly based in Vuren region, but will be expected to travel 1 week every 1-2 months to visit suppliers, fairs and exhibitions.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate requires:

  • At least 6-8 years of experience in the Strategic sourcing / purchasing area, within an international trading environment.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing a team.
  • Experience in vendor / supplier management.
  • HBO Diploma / NEVI 1-2 is strongly desired.
  • Good communication skills. Good command of Dutch and English language are a must.
  • Long term vision, results driven, strategic orienatation.

Salary Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary according to the market.

About the company:

Our client is a is a private company who has been supporting the United Nations, NGOs and aid organizations respond to medical emergencies and local health needs around the world by providing medical kits, pharmaceutical products, medical devices/ lab equipment, etc., to those who need it the most for over 40 years.