Strategic Purchaser

In the Netherlands, Eurofins is looking for a Strategic Purchaser! Are you open to a new opportunity, looking to expand your horizon at an entrepreneurial and thriving company? With spirited employees, the NSC NL strives to add value for all Eurofins business in the group every day. If you are up for a challenge like that, we'd love to be in touch!



Indirect spend

Strategic Purchaser
Employees can work remotely – Full-time

Job Description
To support the growth of our business lines, we would like to expand our Purchasing team NL and are looking for a Strategic Purchaser. In this role you will be reporting into the Head of Purchasing NL and be responsible for;

  • Serving as a Procurement business partner. Managing the purchasing portfolio, developing strategies, and leading the sourcing process of a specific business line(s) and/or specific categories. This in close coordination with local business representatives and Group Category Managers.
  • Managing a portfolio consisting out of external spend on lab consumables, indirect goods and services, and CapEx investments. Final scope depending on your experience and preferences.
  • Effectively partner with key business stakeholders to understand the business requirements, align on strategies and drive sourcing initiatives.
  • Driving rationalization of equipment, consumables, services and supplier base, liaising with internal stakeholders.
  • Delivering on key (financial) targets; cost reductions and value creation.

Location of the position

  • At the National Service Center (NSC) headquarters in Oosterhout (NB).
  • At the key-sites in Netherlands
  • Ability to work from home


  • BSc/ MSc degree in Economics, Supply Chain Management, Procurement or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of 3-5+ years’ experience in Procurement
  • Since we have high valued CapEx projects upcoming, relevant experiences on procurement of CapEx, building services, etcetera are a plus.
  • Fluent in both Dutch and English.
  • Strong analytical and data management skills for data driven decisions.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Hands-on attitude and drive for results
  • Able to build effective relationships, engaging with stakeholders across the different business lines and functions.
  • Continuous improvement mindset

Additional Information
What we offer

  • Working at an international life sciences company with an inspiring ambition.
  • A challenging position in a very dynamic environment
  • A competitive salary and bonus structure
  • A lease car or mobility allowance
  • Excellent secondary employment conditions.
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Freedom and autonomy

Do you meet the above profile and are you interested in an international and pleasant working environment? We are looking forward to receive your CV and motivation letter. If you have any questions, or just want to learn more on the position feel free to reach out to Melanie Tersteege, Head of Purchasing NL, + 31 (0)6 293 348 22,

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic, and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 62,000 staff across a network of more than 1000 independent companies in over 61 countries and operating more than 900 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing.

In 2022, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 6.7 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Eurofins The Netherlands

In The Netherlands, Eurofins is represented in almost all of its key business lines. With more than 60 legal entities and more than 3.000 colleagues, Eurofins Netherlands aspires to help out clients in all of its markets in the best way possible. Business lines include, amongst others, Environment Testing, Clinical Diagnostic Testing, Food Testing, Biopharma product Testing and Agro Testing services. All of them decentralised, entrepreneurial organisations focussing on their key markets and strengths.

In all larger countries with multiple Eurofins laboratories and services, Eurofins has opted to group shared services into one National Service Centre (NSC) to operate efficiently. Also Procurement is based from the NSC, Oosterhout (NB), providing procurement services to all Eurofins companies in The Netherlands.

Posted by Anne ter Huerne