Supply Chain Bid Leader

Supply Chain Bid Leader

Job area Supply Chain Location Veghel, Netherlands. Contract type Full time

The Supply Chain Bid Leader ensures the Sales team is getting support during the bid phase of some key projects. The Bid Leader coordinates the actors from supply chain to populate a shared supply plan, and ensure the costs are as accurate as possible for purchased equipment.

Starting from the pre-sales phase (Bid-no-Bid meeting) up to the completion of the project budget and the submission of the customer bid, the Supply Chain Bid Leader facilitates the involvement of the appropriate Supply Chain department participants.

The main goal is to ensure that the supply chain knowledge and experience are considered to reduce risks for projects of high value and/or complexity.

The Bid Leader works closely with the Sales Engineer and the Customer Account Manager, capturing and sharing the project information with the SC team members, making sure project needs are adressed.

Your tasks and responsibilities

This role focuses on three main areas, in each of which you will:

Share visibility on the sales opportunities

  • Work with SC planner to identify upcoming projects that are large or unusual in scope / content

  • Inform the Sourcing team with the potential projects (forecast, LTA, must plan, strategic workload)

  • Align stakeholders regarding the critical activities in the identified scope

Ensure the timely completion of supply chain activities during the bid phase of a project

  • Gather the Supply Chain bid team(s), consisting of Sourcing Managers, Project Buyers, Supply Chain Planner, SC Coordinator when already assigned in the sales phase.

  • Set up the Supply Plan, listing the key project categories / activities, ensuring it is filled out by the respective Sourcing Manager and SC Planner.

  • Ensure an agreed upon costing approach for the key 3rd party resale categories, between Sourcing Managers and the sales team. Coordinate the completion of Sourcing Managementr activities (e.g. recommendation of suitable pricing approach based on risk, reviewing RFP’s for SC completeness and T&C’s, establish the bid schedule for each RFP category, etc.)

Ensure costing methods are available for each category, whenever possible

  • Sourcing knowledge base: Supplier negotiated price list, cost model, parametric pricing, prior projects, quote database, etc.

  • Sales knowledge base, by coordinating the creation and maintenance of price database records

Your profile

For this role, we ask that you have/are:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Procurement or supply chain

  • Hands on experience of costing activities, working with cost estimation programs

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Business, Supply Chain (or similar field)

  • Prior experience in the material handling systems industry or similar project-based industries

Your skills

  • Strong organizational skills, able to multitask, keep track of open actions and manage details

  • Good interpersonal skills, superior communicator at all levels of the organization

  • Cross-functional team player, relationship builder, fosters collaboration

  • Negotiation and influencing skills, able to listen to all parties and facilitate consensus

  • Good time management, able to prioritize and meet deadlines in time-sensitive situations

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, proactively initiates actions without waiting to be asked

  • Ability to take charge, get answers and hold stakeholders accountable to get things done

  • Ability to summarize complex situations, and brake down the resolution of issues into a list of tasks

  • Ability to manage data and report progress and issues

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, DHL and FedEx. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of solutions for warehousing giants, including Amazon and 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… 

Our Offer 
This challenging position offers the chance to contribute to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande Industries, a company which is already years in a row chosen as “Top employer” in the Netherlands. 

We offer a fulltime position in an informal, professional work  and technical innovative environment with a lot of possibilities to develop yourself. 

Besides your salary, we offer you the following: 

  • 27 holidays & 13 ADV days (based on fulltime) 

  • Flexible working hours 

  • Training possibilities 

  • Travel compensation 

  • Collective Pension and insurance 

Your application 

If the role of Supply Chain Bid Leader appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information, please contact Tjalling Kraak, Specialist Recruitment on +31 413 49 30 24. 

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