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55,000 per year

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International chemical company. The company has multiple production sites within Europe, e.g. Spain, UK, Germany, Austria, France, Netherlands.

The culture in the Amsterdam office (the European Head Quarter) can best be described as very international/intercultural, with a lot of freedom to manage your own tasks. English is the common language.



The Global Procurement department is based in Amsterdam and is headed by the CPO. He has 2 direct reports: the VP Indirect procurement and the VP Raw materials procurement. The entire Amsterdam procurement team comprises more than 100 persons. The ‘Raw materials for fertilizers’ team is led by the Head of Raw Materials Procurement / Fertilizers and further consists of Global category managers, Regional category buyers and Buyers.



You will come to serve the European organization, focusing on the procurement of fertilizers based on Nitrogen, Phosphate, Potsassium for and on behalf of several production sites worldwide.

You are in charge of the operational part of the procurement process: issue PO’s and call-offs; follow up on PO’s to ensure that items are shipped and delivered on time; address and solve issues that arise in this process; prepare and approve financial transactions within your mandate/authority level.

On top of these operational tasks, you will assist colleagues (Global category managers and Regional category buyers) by leading sourcing projects, where you search, find, select and contract suppliers, e.g. by preparing and coordinating ‘requests for quotation’, providing relevant information to stakeholders and leading supplier negotiations.

In addition it is expected that you share your learnings with your colleagues and identify and initiate process improvements.

Your main stakeholders are the production sites and the colleagues within your team.

Some travel to the sites may take place. At this moment everyone works from home, but when life has normalized it is expected that you will work at the office 50% of your time.


Your profile

Your further profile is as follows:

  • At least 3 years of relevant operational procurement experience
  • Some procurement experience with the categories facilities, IT, professional services and/or travel
  • Strong SAP and Excel skills
  • Strong communicator, good negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Result driven, autonomous
  • Valid work permit for The Netherlands.
  • Good command of English and Dutch
  • Knowldege of Hebrew and/or German are considered a pré.



Max. gross salary of appr. € 55.000 per year, depending on experience and knowledge, a discretionary bonus depending on your performance and company results,  26 vacation days. For your pension you will be required to contribute appr. 3% of your salary.



Please send your CV and motivation letter to

Additional information can be obtained from Maarten Smits van Oyen, 070-2400414.



In the industrial or construction sector



In the industrial or construction sector