Operational Buyer

Operational Buyer

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Pune I, India.
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Job description

Are you the Operational Buyer with excellent communication and administration skills, who loves to work in our pragmatic, dynamic and international environment? We are looking for an eager, committed and independent colleague who is ready to support our Global Spare Parts team!

Your department

The Ordering team that you will support is part of Global Spare Parts. The Global Spare Parts Department is part of the Business Unit Supply. The Global Spare Parts team is end-to-end responsible for the spare parts activities for Vanderlande’s Customer Centers (CC’s) and their customers. Global Spare Parts is organized in three departments.

Your position

As an Operational Buyer you will support the Ordering team in the Netherlands by taking care of the operational purchasing activities. Processing and approving purchase orders, monitoring and giving follow-up to order (re)confirmations from suppliers, processing defer and expedite requests from customer centers, processing price changes and handling invoice differences will belong to your core responsibilities. You will directly work together with the Global Spare Parts Ordering team within the Netherlands and other stakeholders such as Supply Chain and Spare Part Coordinators. Moreover, you will actively communicate with external suppliers located in different countries, mostly focusing within Europe.

Tasks and responsibilities

• Processing and following up on purchase orders.

• Daily administration of the incoming order (re)confirmations.

• Proactively give follow up on overdue purchase orders and confirmations.

• Taking care of price changes and handling invoice differences.

• Be the first point of contact in relation to administrative questions coming from our customer centers.

  • Responsible for Requested Line-Item Performance (RLIP) of suppliers
  • Support Warehouse Inbound team with issues with booking in and responsible for reduction of these issues
  • Process improvements by applying LEAN methodologies like 8D/A3 problem solving techniques and participation in (complex) projects on department level. 

Your profile

In order to be successful in this challenging role you:

• You have bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferred MBA in Supply chain

• You have at least 5–7 years’ experience as an operational buyer within an international company, preferred

• Have a very good command of the English language in word and writing.

• You are a flexible team player who can work with a diversity of people and cultures and do have experience working with international teams.

• You are proactive, and service minded.

• Possess extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g., Excel and Outlook)

• Possess knowledge of working with ERP systems, preferably JD Edwards (Oracle

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