Procurement Manager

De Bondt is offering an exciting, varied and pivotal role in which you will be involved in the full complex range of procurement activities.



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Procurement  Manager (32 – 38  uur)

Are you an enthusiastic, experienced procurement professional who enjoys getting stuck into all aspects of international purchasing? De Bondt is offering an exciting, varied and pivotal role in which you will be involved in the full complex range of procurement activities: sourcing, contract negotiations, supplier management and market analysis, as well as supporting and managing colleagues. We are looking for a cooperating Procurement Manager who, together with their team, will make a fundamental contribution to our growth ambitions and optimise the chain, strategically, tactically and operationally. Our candidate will take great pleasure in sourcing the ideal products for our community of crafters worldwide.

Due to the growth of De Bondt, the Procurement department has been expanded. Thanks to your expertise, the Procurement Strategy will be enhanced and implemented. You will monitor and supervise purchasing specifications and investment projects. You will ensure that purchased products and services are available on time and in optimal condition.

You will source manufacturers for new crafting materials, follow trends and developments within the field, identify opportunities and vulnerabilities and proactively make proposals for managing the product range. Together with your team of 8 (5fte), you will ensure continuous interaction with Research & Development, Sales, Marketing & Communication, Logistics and Business Process Management. You are responsible for ensuring purchasing is attuned to demand, and that we continue to delight our customers with excellent products and service.

You will be part of the Management Team, reporting directly to Senior Management. The BPM Manager will be a Senior Sparring Partner for you on all procurement related issues.

Our Ideal Candidate

You are organised, decisive, proactive, hands-on and enjoy team performance. You make connections easily, are open and stand firm. You are results orientated and negotiate to secure competitive terms, optimal quality and price. Building and maintaining a solid relationship with manufacturers and suppliers is important to you. You invest in this, and respect any existing, sometimes verbal agreements from the past. You work accurately, making and recording clear agreements with international manufacturers and suppliers. Corporate social responsibility is self-evident, and you steer purchasing in line with our values.  You enjoy working within teams and with different departments to optimise the supply chain. You solve delivery issues. You have experience in a wholesale environment with a webshop. You have an instinct for materials, colours and application and find it a thrill to identify, or have made, products that our end users will love.

Role Requirements

  • Experience of situational and coaching leadership.
  • Experience interacting with different departments.
  • Strong communicator in spoken and written English language.
  • Skills in Dutch and a 3rd language are an advantage.
  • University/college level procurement qualifications, preferably NEVI 1 & 2 supplemented.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a strategic procurement position either as purchasing consultant or for a wholesaler with a webshop.
  • Experience purchasing large volumes in an international environment.
  • Analytical skills and demonstrable experience in driving results (supply chain, KPIs, business analysis, driving demand, annual plans).
  • Power BI experience is an advantage.
  • Instinct for colour and appreciation of quality in craft materials.
  • Knowledge of our markets and/or an affinity with various handicrafts is a great advantage. Otherwise, we expect that you quickly gain this.

What we offer

We believe in the importance of being a good, fair employer. We offer attractive conditions, a pleasant working atmosphere with enthusiastic colleagues and ample opportunities for personal development and training. Once you have proven your suitability for the role, a permanent employment contract is on offer. A 32-hour working week is the minimum requirement for this position, based primarily in Tynaarlo.

Who are we?

De Bondt B.V. are leading the field in Europe as a modern wholesaler of haberdashery and yarn. As a trusted supplier of an almost infinite range of products, De Bondt B.V. are the one-stop-shop for retailers in the handicraft sector. Located in Tynaarlo, with currently more than 80 colleagues, we are a no-nonsense family business experiencing tremendous growth. Our webshop covers all major brands and our own private labels, including leading brand Scheepjes®, which offers yarn, accessories, patterns and books. All colleagues contribute and collaborate, each from their own field of expertise, to innovate, develop our wide range of products and provide unbeatable service. To find out more, please visit and

And now?

Does the Procurement Manager role at De Bondt appeal? If so, we invite you to click and apply by completing the online form and uploading your CV and letter of motivation in English. Please assign your application to Hester Born.

The closing date for applications is 23 October 2022. Fulfilling the job requirements and your motivation are very important to us, and the first selection will be based upon these elements of your application.