European Lead Buyer Indirect (fulltime)

Due to the departure of our Lead Buyer Indirect & Buyer Direct, we are looking for a new colleague for Walraven Europe for the position of

European Lead Buyer Indirect (full-time)

Analysis – Optimization – International – Data – Projects

In this role, you are responsible for managing the “indirect” portfolio of buying Freight Packaging, Energy, Outsourced manufacturing and other MRO. It is about maintaining and improving the performance of the related suppliers at the lowest possible costs, taking a sustainable long-term relationship into account.

You will also support the buying activities for the steel category, such as combining the EU steel demand, tender process, and assisting with the selections and maintaining the Purchase Agreements.

The European Lead Buyer Indirect is part of the sourcing team and reports to the Sourcing Strategist Manufacturing EU. He/she will work closely together with the other Lead Buyers Trade and Manufacturing, and planners.

Location is Mijdrecht, the Netherlands.

What makes the role attractive?

What makes you our ideal candidate?

You have finalized a B.Sc. / M.Sc. in Economics or industrial management, combined with specific purchasing knowledge;

3-5 Years of experience in Strategic Buying;

You are an excellent negotiator, able to build constructive relationships and know how to run projects. You are well organized and have a strong appetite for data analytics & reporting: so digitally proficient with strong reporting capabilities and experience with power BI. Last but not least: you are a team player!

Travel is required for the role, and a prerequisite is to speak and write English fluently.

Do you see yourself doing this, and do you think you would fit in with us?
Please contact our HR using the contact details below.
If you have any questions, you can contact our HR team, Angélique, Astrid, Barbara and Monique, at this email address: [email protected]



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