Sourcing Manager Mechanical / Electronic Components

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

Do you want to contribute on a strategic level to the Sourcing of Vanderlande Products? Are you a team player with sourcing experience and able to work in a multidisciplinary and international environment to achieve best results for our products in terms of added value, quality and competitiveness? Then we are looking for you!

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 R&D, Engineering, Quality, Service, Projects and other Supply Chain 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

As Sourcing Manager you are responsible for Mechanical Components (comprising a variety of sub-categories like Extrusion, Rolling, Machining, Rubber components and Fasteners) or Electrical Components. For these categories you will develop a strategy with your peers in Asia and North America and implement this in your EU region. As one global team, you and your regional business team together ensure the performance of your assigned suppliers on quality, delivery, service and cost competitiveness. You negotiate best contract conditions for Vanderlande and ensure a healthy relationships with your suppliers. As Sourcing Manager you will report to the Global Category Manager for Vanderlande designed equipment.

Responsibilities of the Sourcing Manager are:

  • Commodity Strategy Development, developing and implementing regional category strategies adding up in one Global Category Strategy
  • Market analysis, providing direction by identifying potential new suppliers to meet BU requirements
  • Sourcing, ensuring that cost, flexibility, quality, delivery and long-term assurance of supply objectives with the supply base are established – and achieved
  • Relationship management with your suppliers
  • Managing the negotiation process, delivering the total cost of ownership to support the profitability objectives of VI.
  • Ensuring our key supplier relationships are defined via written agreements that meet the long-term and short-term needs of the business
  • Ensure right selection criteria for the supply base
  • Develop and execute RfX and evaluate supplier proposals
  • Lead a Supply Chain Team of different disciplines (quality, operational buyers, NPI..)
  • Get acceptance on the regional category strategy in alignment with the Global Category Manager
  • Improve on sourcing- and related processes

Your profile

The ideal candidate has the following profile:

  • Master degree in Business, Engineering, Supply or Supply Chain management.
  • Technical knowledge of Mechanical components or Electrical Components.
  • At least 5-8 years of experience in the Purchasing field and a minimum of two years of strategic and tactical sourcing/category management experience in an international High Tech environment
  • Proven track record in contract management & negotiation
  • Excellent communication (Dutch & English) and stakeholder management skills
  • Structured and result driven
  • Flexible and proactive team player
  • Willingness to travel, up to 30%

What we offer

In the challenging and responsible position of Sourcing Manager you will 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.

Beside your fixed salary, you’ll receive the following secondary benefits:

  • 27 days’ vacation & 13 ADV (working hours reduction) days
  • Flexible working hours
  • Training facilities
  • Company Health Center (Fitness, Bootcamp, Running Academy, etc.)
  • Collective pension scheme and insurance facilities for healthcare, car, WGA (Return to Work Scheme for the Partially Disabled) etc.


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, please contact Tjalling Kraak, Senior Recruiter +31 413 49 52 88.

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