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Geplaatst op: 12 feb. 2018
Sector: privaat
Dienstverband: vast
Specialismes: Overig
Locatie: Noord-Holland
  • The person will work with Procurement Operations Management, Category Managers, Accounts Payable and key stakeholders in the business units.
  • The person will lead the local sourcing strategy execution and implementation as defined by the regional Category Strategy in alignment with Category Councils and the internal stakeholders. She/he manages the internal stakeholder and external supplier relationships.
  • The Buyer is the first point of contact for our internal customers and accountable for ensuring Procurement Policy compliance in countries under her/his scope.
  • The Buyer can be a member of one or more Category Councils to help define and develop the category strategy for EME.
  • This position reports directly to the Lead Buyer – West EME, based in France.


Lead the Local sourcing strategy execution as defined by the Category Strategies:

  • Identify and communicate opportunities in the local market, in in close alignment with the internal stakeholders (customer centricity & TIB). the Lead Buyers and Category Management/Councils. 
  • Perform local bids, analysis, negotiations and conclude contracts in the region across categories.
  • Implement regional category strategy and agreements, as jointly agreed with the relevant Category Managers/Councils.

Lead local internal and supplier relationships:

  • Manage and develop the day to day business relationship with local to ensure continuity of good and services that meet the expected quality, services and price.
  • Act as a facilitator and ambassador for Procurement among the local and regional cross-functional stakeholders, developing the relationships to implement the category strategy locally and achieve the goals set.

Ensure visibility in local market opportunities:

  • Develop a strong understanding and knowledge of local suppliers and regulation.
  • Lead the generation of knowledge about the local market in cooperation with the Enablement Function.

Drive and be the guardians of compliance and process efficiency:

  • Work with stakeholders to implement and enforce the policies to guarantee and track spend visibility and compliance, whilst minimizing transactional costs. Assist in the tracking of KPIs.
  • Execute administrative tasks as part of the P2P process in a compliant way, cooperating with the Back Office as relevant.

Act as the first point of contact for the local stakeholders for continuous improvement:

  • Provide direct technical support to local stakeholders or redirect queries from local stakeholders as appropriate to Enablement or CPOT (Central Procurement Operations Team).
  • Act as a first point of contact to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and escalate problems with the CPOT.
  • BA/BS in Supply Chain Management/Business/Engineering or related field required.
  • Successful 5 years track record in the procurement organization of an international company.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the source to pay process (S2P).
  • Supplier Management and contract negotiations at local level.
  • Internal stakeholder Management at country level.
  • Experience with setting up and running (inter)national tenders, and contracting process.
  • Ability to manage the entire order to payment process.
  • Experience in SAP, SAP Ariba & MS Office is an asset.
  • Process & Systems minded (SAP, reporting, eProcurement tools).
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Able to forge internal customer and external supplier relationships.
  • Ability to comply with existing/quickly adapt to new processes within the organization.
  • Takes initiative and constantly seeks to increase the added value of procurement (lower cost, better supplier service, supply base consolidation, etc.).
  • Service Oriented.
  • Strong communicative skills.
  • Team player.
  • Results Oriented.
  • Displays Courage & Candor in a respectful manner with internal stakeholders & customers.
  • Fluent in 2 languages, including English.
  • German as a 3rd languages will be a plus.
  • Ability to work independently in a decentralized and multicultural organization.

Req ID: 01ODW
Date posted: 02/06/2018
Location: Amsterdam

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