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Strategic Purchaser - International Shipbuilding Company

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: Vlissingen, Netherlands

  • Working at one of the world's leading, international shipbuilding companies

  • it's all about ships - it's what they do, it's who they are.

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Our customer has a rich tradition of naval shipbuilding with its original navy roots stemming back more than 140 years. They are based in Vlissingen in the Netherlands, and known worldwide for its quality shipbuilding, both in the naval and commercial sector.

In total they have delivered more than 400 vessels since 1875 to satisfied customers all over the world and have earned a reputation for excellence along the way. They have achieved this status by producing vessels that have a lifespan that far exceeds the average by offering cutting-edge technology and the most cost efficient design solutions.

The Operations department of our customer is the beating heart of the realization process (production process) of complex vessels for our Dutch and foreign customers, like navy and coastguard organizations.

The Operations team contains all vital functional specializations needed for an efficient realization of the projects. Within Operations several teams are operating, such as Project Management, Engineering, Purchasing, Logistics, Production and Commissioning.

Taken en verantwoordelijkheden

  • Develop professional relationships in the marketplace to understand industry changes which may impact the company's business,
  • Monitor and report on cost trends for key commodities.
  • Ensure all supplier contracts are complete, properly executed and have considered all cost variables.
  • Research, qualify and evaluate on a project basis (Int.) national suppliers & sub-contractors.
  • Initiate market research and enhance supplier development to build up/maintain/ensure a suitable (strategic)supply base
  • 6Drive improvement processes with (strategic) subcontractors and/or suppliers based upon supplier qualification and/or evaluation.
  • Ensure supply contingency plans are in place in case key suppliers are unable to perform as required.
  • Develop, initiate & maintain project related terms & conditions.
  • Responsible for creating unambiguous processes / procedures / preconditions for the acquisition process (project-based and non-project-based).
  • Leading a category team, define category strategies, implement and execute strategy (with relation to both strategic and non-strategic suppliers).
  • Define procurement budgets for P&P.
  • Provide reliable information for budget and cost price calculations.
  • Develop and maintaining quotation evaluations and key figures.
  • Purchase products and materials and outsource activities (specifying, selecting, evaluating, contracting, contract mgt. and aftercare).
  • Set up proposals for standardization, develop framework contracts and monitor and maintain them.


  • A Bachelor/Master degree preferably in a technical direction such as Mechanical Engineering.
  • Nevi-1, Nevi-2and preferably Nevi-3.
  • Minimum of 5+ years' experience in a technical environment.
  • Experience with complex Projects and project management.
  • Substantive knowledge of / experience with strategic sourcing principles.
  • Strong negotiation skills and assertiveness in combination with an independent, well structured, and hands-on mentality.
  • Good command of the Dutch & English language (written & verbal).
  • Ability to frequently travel long distances and work abroad.


  • Good salary

  • Excellent secondary benefits


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