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Purchaser Digital Products & Services

Location: Zoetermeer, South Holland Salary: competitive
Sector: Supply Chain Type: contract

The Purchaser will work closely together with the Category team and with the various stakeholders (in particular the Digital Business Unit) to support them in the end-to-end purchasing process. The Purchaser actively participates in the strategic sourcing of digital products & services with the goal of achieving cost reductions while maintaining and/or improving quality of vendor service levels.

About you

We are looking for people with the following combination of knowledge, capabilities and motivation:

  • Strong negotiation skills and solution driven personality
  • Experience in working in an international environment (both cross-functional and cross-organizational)
  • A self-starter who shows initiative and takes responsibility
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Good in understanding business needs and translating then into procurement deliverables.
  • Bachelor degree in relevant field + a minimum of 3 years' experience in procurement of IT services OR certification in the area of procurement including a minimum of 3 years' experience in this field
  • Good/ excellent command of English.
  • Knowledge & experience of main purchase processes is a plus
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic and fast paced environment

About the job

  • In alignment with the sourcing strategy, you will lead global and regional tender processes, negotiations and re-negotiations, supporting internal stakeholders across different locations
  • You will help define business needs to optimise the procurement of digital solutions as well as relationship management of strategic vendors
  • Actively participate in the strategic sourcing of digital products & services with the goal of achieving cost reductions while maintaining and/or improving quality of vendor service levels
  • Maintain and develop in-depth knowledge of suppliers, markets & trends Monitor performance of vendors including the compliance with their commitments
  • Address & solve escalations with suppliers
  • Provide guidance to stakeholders with regards to digital solutions needed
  • Ensure efficiency/ effectiveness of the procurement processes and work on improvements where needed
  • Contribute to consolidation, reduction and rationalisation of the existing supplier base

If you are interested in this opportunity please respond with your most updated CV.

Thank you.