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Company: Philips
Contract: PERM
Location: Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Job Title

Purchasing Supervisor

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

The position is responsible for the planning and procurement of raw materials.  Generally obtains the necessary materials in the right quantities, at the right time, and at the right quality and price to meet objectives of the company. Ensure that those roles are conducted and documented in accordance with GMP’s, FDA, ISO Requirements and Company Operating Procedures.

You are responsible for

  • Lead purchasing transition from RC to CR.
  • Keep control of CR purchasing department metrics: line downs, inventory targets, inventory excess, PPV, etc.
  • Negotiate contracts with Vendors for competitive prices and agreements.
  • Implement new metrics for existing and upcoming suppliers.
  • Develop and maintain professional and cordial relationships with all suppliers as well as supervise that supplier returns when defective product occurs take place in a timely manner.
  • Lead Raw Materials cost reduction strategies in terms of inventories, DIOH, excess.
  • Support buyers to solve issues with suppliers, production processes, quality problems.
  • Encourage and support buyers to MRP and/or Kan Ban planning.
  • Support supplier qualification and evaluation as required.

You are a part of

A leading health technology company with a multinational workforce of approximately 77,000 employees  and globally present with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience


  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years related experience
  • ERP system literacy (SAP, QAD, etc)
  • ISO Audits experience desirable
  • Broad understanding of logistics

In return, we offer you

In order to develop your full potential, we will offer you the flexibility, encouragement and opportunities to keep you inspired and engaged. After all, working at Philips is more than a job. It is an experience full of amazing moments that will transform you in a lasting and positive way, since together we can improve the world.

**Philips is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.**

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.







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