Strategic Buyer

At TenCate, you have the opportunity to play a key role as Strategic Buyer in developing and implementing strategic procurement initiatives. Collaborate with various departments, negotiate with suppliers, and excel in a dynamic and stimulating environment.
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What's in it for you?

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 vacation days
  • A role that you can make your own
  • Broad function with growth opportunities
  • Good secondary employment benefits

About you

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in procurement
  • Willingness to travel for client visits
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written

A rapidly growing international environment ensures continuous development opportunities at TenCate.

Your responsibility

As Strategic Buyer, you will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives within TenCate. You will report directly to the Procurement Manager and serve as a procurement expert across various departments, including Production, Operations, Maintenance, IT, HR, Finance, Logistics, R&D, and Sales. Your role includes providing input and focus on opportunities, projects, and issues for TenCate. Additionally, you will have direct responsibility for managing assigned suppliers supporting TenCate EMEA.

  • Development and implementation of strategic initiatives
  • Manage supplier relationships and negotiate contracts and payment terms
  • Identify procurement savings and report on savings objectives
  • Analyze and improve procurement and supplier processes
  • Ensure compliance with strategies, guidelines, and policies
  • Escalate non-compliance issues to the Procurement Manager if necessary
  • Improve supplier performance through effective use of assessment tools and feedback mechanisms
  • Collaborate with production logistics and supply

About your new employer & colleagues

TenCate is a leading global supplier of advanced materials and solutions used in a wide range of sectors, including aerospace, defense, infrastructure, and protective clothing. With a strong emphasis on innovation and collaboration, TenCate plays a crucial role in delivering high-quality products and services to customers worldwide.

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