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Strategic Procurement Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Arnhem, Gelderland
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 429733/001_1555434196
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 16/04/2019

We are working with a global industrial manufacturing client to find a Strategic Procurement Manager in The Netherlands. The company has recently been given sign off to create a category specific global procurement function. The position will play a critical role in establishing the global strategy for purchasing for direct materials and will contribute to the alignment of local procurement to the global structure.

The role:

  • Responsible for establishing the global commodity strategy for direct materials

  • Selection and development of global suppliers and lead negotiation through to implementation

  • Expand the Global supplier network - leading supplier visits and audits

  • Building a commodity specific team

  • Align local procurement function with the global strategic model

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Procurement experience within an Industrial manufacturing / environment is essential

  • Previous experience and knowledge of raw materials / tooling / stamping / metals etc

  • A mechanical background (degree/diploma/apprenticeship) is desired

  • Previous experience with global and local suppliers

  • Ability to work independently and lead commodity strategy

  • Proven negotiation skills

We are looking for someone with strong strategic experience, looking to take a step into greenfield environment to establish a commodity strategy for direct materials. As this role will engage heavily with all business departments - the ideal candidate should have great technical knowledge of industrial manufacturing and be comfortable communicating with technical departments internally and externally.


  • Engage directly with a Global supplier network

  • High visibility role, in a matrix environment

  • Develop long term commodity specific strategy

  • Play a major part in innovative procurement department

  • Structured Pension fund program

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