Senior Sourcing Specialist

Senior Sourcing Specialist




Rotterdam – Vast dienstverband

  • Would you like to create and implement new processes and strategies?
  • Continuous Improvement is your motto

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Our client is a global leading manufacturer of lab and process analyzers and instruments for the Oil & Gas industry. Their headquarter are in the USA and have global branches around the world and more than 150 distributors.

Manages or performs strategic sourcing work to manage risk and optimize the value/resilience of material/services sourcing including:

  • Establishing supplier relationship management processes and continuous improvement goals/programs
  • Manages supplier selection and qualification processes and tactics
  • Develops and qualifies suppliers
  • Leads the development of supplier relationships
  • Develops and executes negotiation strategies
  • Negotiating contracts and coordinating supplier integration plans with internal and external supplies
  • Standardizes vendor relationships with respect to contracts, consignments, lean processing, freight, terms, etc.
  • Develops metrics and sets goals for vendor performance, including: quality, lean performance, terms, cost trends, number of vendors, etc.
  • Coordinates supplier management reviews
  • Partners with internal customers to identify sourcing needs, develop buyer/market profiles, identify marketplace trends and defines acceptable service levels
  • Communicate potential delivery problems and last-minute scheduling changes as a result of backlogs, design changes and material or labor shortages by engaging with suppliers and internal supply chain teams to manage shortages and resolve problems.
  • Monitors market dynamics that impact materials/services availability and/or pricing
  • Defines and communicates a the company’s sourcing vision.
  • Co-develops an European sourcing strategy with respect to vendors and commodities in cooperation with the supply chain sites
  • Identifies and executes on agreed spend productivity targets
  • Establishes metrics, reporting systems, and goals for the company’s sourcing initiatives
  • Drives the implementation and optimization of replenishment systems. Capable of leading / mentoring the teams and determining next steps
  • Analyzes and improves lean sourcing transactional process practices and implements the improvements


  • B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited university.
  • Five plus years and/or related experience in international sourcing.
  • International sourcing experience required.
  • Lean or Six Sigma experience would be ideal
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing Sourcing or Supply Chain strategies and continuous improvement programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both one on one and in team environments.
  • High level of negotiating competence.
  • Experience in managing high mix /low volume sourcingc, ideally within the engineering/industrial/machinery sector.
  • Experience with contract management and Strategic vendor management
  • Data analysis skills – Significant experience and capability with MS Excel, MS Access, MRP systems, MS PowerPoint and MS Word.
  • Statistical analysis and software experience a plus.


  • Attractive compensation package and a fast growing operation where you will have the chance to lead and develop new strategies and make a positive impact.

Vacature samenvatting

Sector Procurement & Supply Chain
Sub Sector Procurement Management
Industrie Industrial / Manufacturing
Vacatures per locatie Rotterdam
Contract Type Permanent
Consultant Stephany Aguilar
Vacature referentie JN-072022-5675171