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Strategic Buyer/Commodity Manager


2006 - Strategic Buyer/Commodity Manager

High tech company in tank gauging, flow control for oil and gas industry : Procurement, and Sourcing for all mechanical parts as aluminium, steel, stainless steel castings, including machining of these castings, sheet metal work aswel as plastics.

2006 – 2006 Senior Buyer Project Procurement

Procurement of all specific materials related to off-shore pipe laying projects aswel as materials and special services needed at current conversion of a bulkship into pipe laying vessel at wharf in Rotterdam.

2001 - 2006 Manager Sourcing & Procurement

Responsible for sourcing and procurement for Utrecht facility Supply Chain Management, group of companies exists of four companies located in Finland Germany and Holland. Main products are machines for fluid/solid separation in Chemical and mining industry. Main task is the setting up of agreements with main suppliers where all aspects are covered as pricing, quality, quantities/series, delivery etc.

Also sourcing/resourcing is an important topic as parts, suppliers and usage are very different between the different companies within the group, so finding, creating of synergies is important.

2001 – 2004 Senior Buyer

Based on main projects buying, sourcing of all goods related to these projects with a wide range from raw material, to complete structure with pumps and tanks, mainly in stainless steel.

Outsourcing of frames, structures, sheet metalwork, piping, tanks etc.

1995 - 2001 Initial buyer “Steel Group”

Responsible for sourcing, possible resourcing of all parts within the “Steel group”. Strategic level.

Responsible for cost down / improvement projects within field of expertise, in this job main goal was to achieve financial improvements but also in combination with engineering and production engineering improving the output of the production, this as total output was targeted to grow constantly, without relative increasing cost.

1995 – 1997 Purchaser fabrications and assembly

As a purchaser responsible for buying in and abroad of “monoparts” in steel and assembled parts as gearboxes, drivelines, assembled chassis, axles.

1993-1995 Purchaser

Trading company in very wide range of electrical and electronic equipment, from simple connectors, automation units to fully automated cybernetics.

As a purchaser responsible for part of total package, setting up of project to come to

agreements in which all aspects are agreed upon so that call off of parts would be easier, and faster, to improve stock rates and service to customers.

1993-1993 Project buyer

As a buyer in a multidiscipline project team to set up contract for life extension for older military aircraft.

1988-1993 Purchaser

Purchasing off all relevant parts for building truck and trailer bodies, from raw materials as steel, stainless steel, aluminium, wood, truck and trailer parts, fastening material, paints and chemicals etc.

1980-1988 Purchaser

Repair and Overhaul facility for aircraft

1983-1986 Purchaser

Repair and Overhaul facility

1980-1984 Material coördinator


MAVO, HAVO, VWO, Course Assistant Econoom , Green belt introduction training, Negotiating with suppliers, Negotiating and Communication, NEVI II, NEVI I, Course “Voorraadbeheer”, Aircraft techniques I & II, Materials I & II, Metal manufacturing

Needs and limitations

Reference number: 0706
Specialism: Automotive; Chemicals; Consultancy; Contracts; General service; Maintenance & facilities; Print & media; Electronics|software; Food; Global purchasing; Raw materials; Trade; Installation engineer; Measuring instruments; Investment products; Office materials; Laboratory equipment; Vendormanagement; Logistics; Aerospace; Mechanical engineering; Maintenance; Paper products; General projects; Research; Steel industry; Sub-contracting; General technical; Transport; Outsourcing
Regio: Zuid-Holland
Salaris: €41.000 – €54.000
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Opleidingsniveau: Degree
Betreft: Permanent employment

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