Senior Buyer


What challenge do we offer

We offer a key position for a Senior IT Buyer in an international environment

The function

As Senior IT Buyer you initiate and execute the necessary procurement activities in close cooperation with European internal customers. Your main commodity includes (but not limited to) IT Hardware, Software and Managed Services. You develop strategic IT purchasing plans driven by internal IT client requirements, distribution and logistics objectives and business economics. You lead the sourcing process, organize the negotiation process with suppliers in close co-operation with the internal IT client, define and support Master Services Agreement, Statement of Work development, and analyse/evaluate rates to optimize supplier engagement. Furthermore you implement measurement systems that clearly indicate the performance level of the IT sourcing strategy and supplier effectiveness. Your focus is on added value, lowest total “life cycle” cost and cost savings.

We ask

Bachelor or Master in Business Administration or International Business with additional degree in purchasin, Prince2 foundations, 10+ years track record in a strategic senior buyer function in an international company, Preferably proven experience in purchasing IT commodity, Fluency in English writing and speaking.

We are looking for a candidate who shows drive and tenacity to realize results and is able to establish and maintain good relationships with suppliers as well as with IT stakeholders across Europe. Others perceive you as trustful and reliable and appreciate your state of the art knowledge of sourcing landscape, technology solutions, legal and compliancy requirements and business needs. You feel at ease in cross-divisional business teams including European and local IT teams, Legal, and Finance, taking the lead when it comes to negotiating. You have strong negotiation skills and are able to translate potential contractual risks into desired outcomes.

We offer

They know that their people are central to their success. They want their employees to feel at home in the company. They offer compensation & benefits that are competitive in the market and seek for deployment of talent by investing in studies & training. Securing the employability of their employees is key within their human resources policy.

They furthermore offer: An above average salary depending on educational background and experience, A good bonus scheme, 27 holidays, A commuter allowance, Excellent pension regulation, Discount on health insurance, Good training and development opportunities.

Where will you be working

Our client based in the Netherlands is the holding company in Europe. Our client in Europe consists of seven product oriented business domains and a corporate organization supporting the business. The European procurement team consists of 8 professionals, reporting to the head of European Procurement. Procurement supports all indirect spends on behalf of all business domains of our client as well as the corporate organization. The team members are based in Tilburg and Düsseldorf.

Tags: IT Buyer | Procurement | Buyer | Internationaal Inkoper | Strategisch Inkoper | Tactisch Inkoper | Purchase |








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