Purchasing Project Manager

Purchasing Project Manager




Rotterdam – Permanent – Work from home

  • Would you like to work in an international organization?
  • Do you have background in procurement?

About Our Client
Fluiconnecto is a leading international service organization, focused on high-pressure fluid connectors, providing products and application knowledge, as well as maintenance services, from OEM to End-Users in all market segments, through a global network tailored to local conditions. Fluiconnecto’s services are made available at the customer’s doorstep in 5 continents, through a network of OEM Assembly Plants, Hydroshops, On-site Workshops and Service On-site Vans.

Fluiconnecto is a young company with ambitious goals and it has created an environment in which energetic, highly professional resources can develop their full potential. Fluiconnecto has more than 1.500 employees worldwide who share a passion for the hydraulic business and who strive to become the best at what they prefer to do.

Job Description
Main responsibilities:

  • Lead global projects to optimize and rationalize the global spend of the Group, with focus on strategic product families
  • Oversee all aspects of projects including the coordination of other internal stakeholders (e.g. Marketing Dept, Technical dept, etc.)
  • Monitor and summarize the progress of the project preparing status reports
  • Collect purchasing data from the Group’s countries, analyze the spend and collaborate with the Marketing and Technical Dept to define product families, subfamilies and applications
  • Identify, evaluate, and qualify new potential sources in cooperation with Technical Dept
  • Negotiate with the suppliers and define supply contract agreement
  • Implement improvements within Global Purchasing Organization. These implementations will range from measuring KPIs to process improvements to the implementation of new software tools

Objectives of the position:

  • Lead and drive Purchasing improvements within the given time & budget, ensuring a proper quality
  • Identify improvement, drive changes and leverage opportunities within the Global Purchasing function and translate into concrete action plans
  • Develop deep knowledge of suppliers and products
  • Support creating a culture of cooperation and learning from each other
  • Promote ethical management of the business, in full compliance with existing laws and regulations, as well as with Group’s procedures
  • Reporting line: to the Division Purchasing Manager

The Successful Applicant
Key competencies:

  • Experience with executing projects, preferably multidisciplinary projects, and coordinating international teams
  • Experience with creating project plans for international projects (time, budget, resource, dependencies etc.)
  • Understanding of the Purchasing dynamics within a global organization
  • Relevant educational background (Masters’s degree in Economics or Engineering is preferred)
  • Open to working with different cultures
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Drive to search for information and potential solutions in different sources
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Fluency in the English language is mandatory; any other languages are considered a plus
  • Knowledge of Products (hydraulics, lubrication) is a plus; dedicated training on products will be provided in any case


  • At least a bachelor in Management, Economics or Engineering
  • Minimum 2+ years of experience participating in projects within international organizations
  • Experience as a buyer / purchaser is a plus
  • Experience within industrial organizations is preferred
  • Experience in coordinating remote teams

What’s on Offer

  • Competitive salary & benefits
  • 25 holidays
  • Flexible working
  • Career growth opportunities
  • VISA sponsorship if needed

Job summary
Sector Procurement & Supply Chain
Sub Sector Procurement / Spend Analysis
Industry Industrial / Manufacturing
Jobs by location Rotterdam
Contract Type Permanent
Consultant Rihards Krupinskis
Job Reference JN-032023-6001775
Remote or office Work from home