Strategic Buyer - Logistics, Transportation, Packaging

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Strategic Buyer - Logistics, Transportation, Packaging

Full-time · Douglas Hoofdkantoor - Nijmegen

This role stands out by a hybrid responsibility model: 50% of time is spend on coordination and executing indirect procurement for Netherlands & Belgium and 50%  of time is spend on leading group indirect spend sourcing projects within the spend tool pillar Logistics/Transportation/Warehousing/Packaging, with a focus on BtC Packaging, ESG and PPWR. 

  • Defines procurement strategies for the purchase of the assigned indirect spend categories and manages strategic procurement processes;

  • Conducts market analysis, researches and evaluates the supplier base and identifies new suppliers and opportunities;

  • Develops and maintains a collaborative, sustainable Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) with the top strategic suppliers;

  • Defines sourcing strategy for each  sourcing project, based on the objectives. Negotiates commercial terms and conditions with contractual and non-contractual partners (e.g. Quick RFP, one-time buys) and ensures compliant contracting;

  • Leads sourcing projects in order to improve operational sourcing processes via standardization, digitalization & automation;

  • Executes effective procurement performance tracking, creates analysis and reporting’s (e.g. supplier overviews) and ensures data quality and transparency;

  • Monitors compliance with legal (local) requirements derives measures in case of deviance. Creates awareness on market risks an opportunities.

Your skills

  • University degree in B.A. or similar;

  • Few years working experience in an international procurement role;

  • Specific knowledge in commodities like Packaging, ESG, PPWR and IT/Automation of Logistic processes;

  • Experience with/ be able to network with multiple key business stakeholders in an international environment;

  • Solid knowledge of contracting, laws, regulations and a feeling if business trends and technology;

  • If you would describe yourself, you would use the following words: Pro-active, self-starter, comfortable with taking initiatives, emphatic, engaging and easy communicator, intuitive & string negotiator;

  • Business fluent in English, any other European language is a plus;

  • Willingness to travel approx.15%-20%;

Our benefits

  • A market-conform and attractive compensation package, including a bonus, employee discount and at least 24 days of vacation per year;

  • Your personal development: We want you to grow within a fast growing international company;

  • A pleasant and open company culture. We are committed to a positive working atmosphere, where everyone is included. We achieve this, among other things, by:

    • Encouraging all employees to share their ideas and feedback, as we believe that every voice matters.

    • Recognizing that everyone has different needs and responsibilities outside of work. Therefore, we offer flexible working hours and a home-working policy to ensure a healthy work-life balance.

  • 'Last but not least': Douglas promotes a healthy lifestyle. Fresh fruit is delivered to the office several times a week for everyone, and we collaborate with Fit20, allowing you to exercise at an attractive rate in our 'in-house' gym;

Does this apply to you?

Then become part of our international company and send your application including your earliest starting date en salary expectation.

We believe that diversity in our teams contributes to the high quality of our services. We encourage you to apply for this position regardless of your background, identity, or disabilities. If you require any additional accommodations to facilitate the application process, please let us know.