Tactical Purchaser

  • Smart Grids
  • Almere
  • Higher Vocational Education
  • More than 1 year

Do you see it as a challenge to communicate with suppliers on a tactical level? Are you striving towards an optimal balance between costs, quality and supply performance? Then you are the Tactical Buyer we are looking for!

What are you going to do?

As a tactical buyer at Alfen, you are responsible for the realization of optimal buyer conditions. Together with the operational and strategic buyers, you ensure that the security of supply can be arranged against optimal purchase conditions. In cooperation with the strategic buyer, you know how to select new suppliers, based on the conditions that you aligned together with the departments of R&D, Production, Logistics and Sales.

The integral performances of our suppliers form a critical factor to the success of Alfen. That’s why it’s your job to not only focus on tomorrow, but also to think along how we can be as successful as possible in the future. You help to set the framework of our procurement policy and also actively implement it. Next to that, you will provide reliable analyses so that purchasing can be further sharpened and developed. Alfen is a technical organization, which will also be reflected in the purchasing package. Together with your colleagues, you will provide alternatives for the items that are no longer available based on the product knowledge you possess.

What do we offer you?

An independent and responsible job with room for personal input, new ideas, initiatives and entrepreneurship. Alfen is a fast-growing company with a clear focus on conquering the market and focusing on the energy transition. All the above in a pleasant, open and informal working atmosphere, where activities are part of Alfen's culture in addition to work. You can think of an online escape room or a fun quiz with accompanying snacks, and now that it is possible again: a bowling evening, a visit to the Almere City games, mudflat hiking, and more.

Naturally, we offer you a package of suitable employment conditions with a telephone and a laptop and you are also entitled to 27 vacation days + 13 ADV per year. We also think it is important that you can relax regularly. In addition, you will work with driven colleagues who are willing to share knowledge and you are given a variety of opportunities to develop as a professional.

What do we ask of you?

As a Senior Operational Purchaser, you have a quality-oriented, commercial and pragmatic mindset. Furthermore, we would like to see in your resume that you have:

  • A Bachelor or University diploma, for example in Supply Chain, Logistics or Business Administration;
  • Relevant Experience in the field of procurement processes;
  • Feeling for or affinity with a technical environment is a big plus;
  • Highly analytical skills (Excel / forecasting tools);
  • Assertiveness in solving daily challenges.

Are you interested?

Getting energized by this function? Then please apply via the site or contact Jiska Andeweg, telephone number +31 6 13 11 30 80 or via j.andeweg@alfen.com.