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Buyer MRO a.i.




50,000 per year

Deadline is verstreken


International chemical company. The Procurement department is mainly based in Amsterdam.



The procurement department is headed by the CPO. He has 2 direct reports: the VP of Indirect procurement and the VP of Raw materials procurement. The entire Amsterdam procurement team comprises more than 100 persons. Within the Indirects team, the MRO and Capex team counts 15 persons: Global category managers, Regional category buyers, and Buyers.

The vacancy reports to the Global Category manager MRO.



You will come to serve the company’s production locations in a European region. Your objective is to secure supply chains, -quality and -vendor service levels and achieve cost reductions. You will focus on the procurement of MRO, varying from process equipment to tools and PPEs.

You do the operational part of the procurement process, making use of SAP: issue POs and call-offs; follow up on POs 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 assist the Global sourcing manager by doing spend analyses, in the supplier selection and contracting process, e.g. by preparing and coordinating ‘requests for quotation’.

You are closely together with the maintenance-, engineering- and production colleagues at the sites you procure for, plus your Global category manager in Amsterdam and other procurement colleagues in Amsterdam as well.

The culture in the Amsterdam office can best be described as very international/intercultural, with a lot of freedom to manage your own tasks. English is the common language. International travel is not foreseen.


Your profile

  • At least 3 years of operational procurement experience (preferably of technical goods)
  • Strong Excel and SAP skills
  • Result-driven, autonomous
  • Valid work permit for the Netherlands.
  • Excellent command of English.



You will start on a secondment (detachering) basis for a period of 4-6 months.

Max. gross salary of appr. € 50.000 per year, depending on experience and knowledge, 26 vacation days/year.



Please send your CV and motivation letter to

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

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