Experienced Sourcing Manager

Experienced Sourcing Manager

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Job area Supply Chain Location Veghel, Netherlands. Contract type Full time
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Do you want to contribute on a strategic level to the Sourcing of Vanderlande Products? Are you a teamplayer with Purchasing experience and able to work in a multidisciplinary and international environment to achieve best results for our products and services in terms of added value, quality and competitiveness? Then we are looking for you! 

Vanderlande is currently looking for several experienced Sourcing Managers to strengthen the Sourcing department.

Your department 

The Strategic Sourcing Europe department within Vanderlande is part of the Global Supply Chain organization and plays a key role in the world-wide deliveries of products and services to Vanderlande solutions. There is a high degree of cooperation with of cooperation with other departments around the globe. Strategic Sourcing is responsible for both Product- and Non Product related sourcing and is tasked to develop and maintain a stable and competitive supply base to support Vanderlande’s projects, services and sustainable profitability. Within Vanderlande, the department operates on both strategical and tactical level. 

Your position 

Due to the company’s success, we have several openings for experienced Sourcing Managers. The highlighted areas of expertise are:

  • IT & Software Licenses

  • Robotics & New Technology

  • Third Party Equipment

As Sourcing Manager you are responsible for driving the supply strategy for the related categories together with your business colleagues and management. In addition, you take responsibility for the execution of the strategy, you secure Vanderlande’s position in (co-) development activities and you manage potential supply risks. Together with your Category Team, of which you will be the chair(wo)men, you ensure the performance of your suppliers on quality, delivery, service, cost competitiveness and contingency. You negotiate best (contract) conditions for Vanderlande and ensure healthy and constructive relationships with your suppliers.

Your areas of responsibility are: 

  • Management of your category. You develop and implement category strategies and conduct market analysis, identifying potential new suppliers. 

  • Sourcing. You set up a program of category requirements. You define and align on supplier selection criteria, and develop (and execute) RfX, evaluate supplier proposals and negotiate Framework Agreements.

  • Stakeholder management. You make sure to keep your stakeholders aligned on developments, on multiple levels of the organization. In doing so, you get acceptance on the category strategy.

  • Continuous improvement. You improve on sourcing- and related processes, by benchmarking across projects and creating synergy between multiple Vanderlande entities 

  • Lead a Supply Chain Category Team 

Your profile 

The ideal candidate has the following profile: 

  • Master Degree in Engineering (technical studies) 

  • Experience in strategical and tactical purchasing / category management in an international High Tech environment and in a relevant category.

  • Good contract management & negotiation skills  

  • Excellent communication (Dutch & English) and stakeholder management skills 

  • Structured and result driven 

  • Proven track record of successful influencing at all levels in the organization 

  • Flexible and proactive team player 

  • Willingness to travel, up to 30% 

  

Our company  

Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports – from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi – and in the parcel market, for main players such as UPS and FedEx. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of solutions for warehousing giants such as Walmart, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services.

   

If you aspire to a position of responsibility – and want to make a difference by facilitating the delivery of what matters most to consumers, passengers and businesses – then the next step on your path to global opportunities is to join Vanderlande. As part of our network and unique culture of freedom and flexibility, you will be connected to our dedicated people, build strong relationships and rise to the challenge of industry-leading projects.  

   

You will grow, take ownership and make every day better as you continue on the road to success with your spirit of adventure – and fulfil your ambitions for personal development through our Academy. Vanderlande will give you the necessary knowledge, tools and support, so that together we have the confidence and ability to exceed our customers’ expectations in over 100 countries.   

   

To achieve our collective goals, you will have a hands-on role working in a positive environment to deliver tangible, state-of-the-art products and improve the competitiveness of our highly visible customers. As an integral part of our team, you will have the enthusiasm and be driven to reach our destination before your next journey with Vanderlande begins…  

 

 

What we offer 
In the challenging and responsible position of Sourcing Manager you’ll have the chance to make a significant contribution to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande Industries. Our organisation has been named for several years in a row as ‘Top Employer’ and ‘Best Employer’. We offer a full-time position in an informal and professional working environment with a lot of scope for personal development. 
As well as your fixed salary you’ll receive the following secondary benefits: 

  • 27 days vacation & 13 ADV (working hours reduction) days 

  • Flexible working hours 

  • Training facilities 

  • Travel expenses 

  • Collective pension scheme and insurance facilities for healthcare, car etc. 

 

Contact 
If the challenging profile appeals to you, apply now by filling in the application form and uploading your CV and cover letter. For more information about this vacancy, please contact Tjalling Kraak, Specialist Recruitment – +31 413  493024. 

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