Contract Manager

Contract Manager




Rotterdam | € 40.000 – € 45.000 per year

  • Buying/contracting position in Dutch but international company.
  • This company is in the FMCG branche.


This client is an production company in FMCG products. They are originally Dutch but very internationally orientated.


  • Receive and review a wide variety of requisitions. Checking contracts on requirements.
  • Led support for Lead Buyers in tracking demand and material needs.
  • Successfully orchestrated strategies that resulted in a substantial cost reduction, equivalent to 20% savings, across multiple projects.
  • Requested and assessed supplier quotes, skilfully negotiated contracts, and fostered robust supplier partnerships.
  • Ensured accurate supplier contract documentation in SAP database.
  • Worked closely with Research and Development team to grasp project requisites, identifying avenues for raw material cost reduction.
  • Identified and implemented strategies to reduce raw material expenses.
  • Actively contributed to projects by closely partnering with cross-functional teams to align procurement strategies with the introduction of new product lines, ensuring seamless integration and successful market launches.
  • Review bid proposals from vendors and recommend or enter into contracts within limits of delegated authority
  • Maintain records of purchased items, cost, delivery, performance and inventory.
  • Stock management regarding to perishable products.
  • Perform other duties as required, for example:
  • Communicating with suppliers about ending contracts and renewing these contracts.
  • Support the month end Inventory count.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (HBO) in Supply Chain or related fields of Business or Accounting
  • 0-1 year of experience in simular roles
  • Strong communication skills English
  • ERP knowledge is a plus
  • Excel knowledge for creating/maintaining status reports
  • Knowledge of purchasing rules, regulations and methods
  • Ability to negotiate and administer contracts


  • Really good salary and secundairy benefits
  • Small Buying team with space to grow in your role
  • Experience in an international enviroment


  • Sector
    Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Subsector
  • Industrie
    Industrial / Manufacturing
  • Locatie
  • Consultant
    Bruce Van Kesteren