Operational Buyer

Job area Supply Chain
Location Barcelona, Spain
Contract type Full time


Manage the purchase of materials and the need for items according to the updated stock control and project requirements, , following the quality, environment and safety.

Key tasks

  • Build and improve business relationships with Vanderlande suppliers
  • Able to manage the whole procurement process, from purchase order release to reception of material, and invoice revision
  • Ensure that procurement planning's are accomplished according to project plan requirements, and how sales conditions apply to procurement
  • Apply cost data analysis in projects and improve weaknesses by constant communication with project managers
  • Align with the engineering department and project managers to ensure and implement problem-solving solutions
  • Manage contracts with strategic suppliers
  • Evaluate current and new suppliers to ensure their true capacities – suppliers evaluation
  • True Leader and proactive to maximize the value of smart procurement and create alignment with other departments.

Your Profile

  • Experience in procurement, and regular user of Incoterms, both from sales and procurement perspective ( 1-3 years)
  • Basic experience with negotiating contracts with suppliers
  • Willing to learn and work with financial applications (ex. JDedwards) and develop administrative tasks (deliveries follow-up, invoice approval)
  • High motivation to learn, ability to manage several tasks and different priorities at critical points
  • Effective problem solver focused on accomplishing project planning, quality and cost objectives.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience in procurement of machinery manufacturing and assembly subcontracting is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills to build strong relationships with strategic suppliers. Negotiation skills.
  • Organized person and process oriented
  • English advanced level is a must
  • Driver's license
  • Own self-transportation
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