The right Quality, the right Timing, the right Price”

Purchasing Manager Projects
Proactive purchasing talent for Indirect Materials!

As an Indirect Material Buyer, you will be responsible for sourcing Maintenance-Repair-Operation (MRO) supplies. This includes, but will not be limited to Marketing, IT, HR, Capital Equipment, Facility Management, Business Services, MRO, and Engineering. Besides that you also manage all the commercial aspects of acquisition for our current and new equipment. For this part of your role you will collaborate with internal stakeholders like Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Program Management and you will interact with these cross-functional teams to guarantee having the best equipment for the best value.
The successful candidate will manage all aspects of the supplier relationship, including contract maintenance, achievement of cost savings targets, and development of commodity strategies. This position requires strong negotiating skills, ability to work at a fast pace, and effectively communicate. This position will also offer you the opportunity to develop yourself and realize the career growth you want to achieve. You will report directly to the Global Director of Indirect Materials based at our HQ in Venray, the Netherlands.

Your main tasks and responsibilities are:

  • Lead supplier sourcing, selection and contracting for running and new projects;
  • Active participation in development and execution of global MRO and CAPEX strategy;
  • You will initiating and actively support cost reductions initiatives, to achieve KPI’s such as savings;
  • Independently manage a considerable amount of suppliers and take the initiative to decrease the amount of active suppliers;
  • Prepare and issue RFQ, generate purchase orders for all MRO and CAPEX requirements, and change notices;
  • Negotiate price, delivery, quality levels, payment terms and other aspects in the interest of Inalfa;
  • Apply the Suppliers Strategy defined by the Company and the Purchasing department;
  • Asses and audit supplier base together with Engineering and Quality department;
  • Closely interacts with Accounting and Finance departments to track Suppliers payment;
  • Maintain Equipment Tracking files;
  • Provide market insights and monthly reports where activities/accomplishments/risks are identified.

What do we expect from you?

  • You have a relevant degree on a BsC level with at least 3 years of (Indirect) Procurement/Strategic Sourcing experience;
  • Experience in procuring Assembly line and Equipment for Automotive is a strong plus;
  • You will bring negotiation and relationship management skills. You are a networker who is able to build solid working relations;
  • You are able to plan and prioritize operational work vs. supplier management activities;
  • You bring good problem solving skills with a pragmatic and proactive approach;
  • Knowledge of contractual language and contracts structure;
  • It is important to have good communication skills in English. Dutch and German are a plus.

What can you expect from us?

  • Attractive working conditions and self-development opportunities.
  • Short procedures, fast decision making and open communication structures.
  • Friendly and informal atmosphere.
  • Innovative leader with a strong drive to win!

FOCUS - TRANSPARENCY - ONE INALFA and RESPECT are core values within our company.


Venray, De Amfoor, 2

Time Type

Full time

Contact Person

Nicole Haacke

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