Tactical Purchaser


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Job Tactical Purchaser
Location Sliedrecht
Discipline Design and Proposal, Purchase
Education HBO higher vocational education
Position Permanent contract
In Short

Is getting the best deal your passion, and do you want to be part of the technology innovator? Then you just might be our new Tactical Purchaser!

  1. Open
  2. Interviews scheduled (applications are still possible)
  3. Second round of interviews (check with the recruitment team if applications are still possible)
  4. Final interviews (applications are not possible anymore)
  5. Vacancy filled (applications are not possible anymore)
  1. Vacancy available
  2. Interviews scheduled
  3. Second round of interviews
  4. Final interviews
  5. Vacancy filled
Your job

As Tactical Purchaser, you will explore the supplier market for new products, capabilities and delivery reliability. In addition, you will be a part of the continuous improvement of the supply chain, and will select and monitor suppliers, as well as draw up and make contracts.

Within this role, duties will also include the following:

  • visiting suppliers to assess suitability of the delivery
  • preparing request specifications
  • requesting materials and services from the local and international market
  • obtaining quotes, calculating cost prices and technical reviews 
  • making proposals to achieve full optimisation of the procurement process
  • preparing reports
  • collaborating with operational buyers.

Your profile

To be eligible for this role, you must have the following:

  • a bachelor’s degree in the technical commercial field (preferably supplemented with Nevi 1 and 2)
  • at least five years of experience in the procurement of technical products
  • knowledge of hydraulics is an advantage
  • an excellent command of Dutch and English, both written and verbal
  • a hands-on mentality, with a service-oriented approach and commercial establishment.

Our offer

Royal IHC offers you a challenging full time job within a successful and dynamic company with a reputation for being a worldwide leader in technological innovation. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary, professional development opportunities, travel allowance, profit share, pension allowance, training courses and at least 40 days of leave per year.

Our organisation

As a Tactical Purchaser, you will work at IHC Hytop, a supplier of large hydraulic propulsion systems based in Sliedrecht. The organisation designs, manufactures and installs hydraulic aggregates and complete hydraulic propulsion systems – including controls – for every conceivable application in the maritime sector, to both the dredging and offshore industries. Along with hydraulic systems, IHC Hytop supplies electrical and hydraulically-driven winches. The winch systems vary in size up to 500 tonnes and form part of large, complex projects. IHC Hytop’s motivated team of professionals strives to offer its customers the best solutions on the market.

IHC Hytop is part of Royal IHC (IHC), the global market leader in the construction of specialized ships for wet mining and dredging activities, and an important player in the field of complex custom-built offshore ships. However, we do not stop there. For every ship, we also develop advanced equipment that is integrated seamlessly. In addition, we offer life-cycle support to our customers, which is available worldwide and for the lifetime of our products. If you look at our customer base, you will find prominent dredging companies, oil and gas conglomerates, offshore contractors and national governments. With offices worldwide, IHC has an international orientation. Today we have 3,000 colleagues working in various locations across The Netherlands and overseas. For more information about IHC please check: www.royalihc.com.


Are you interested in the position of Tactical Purchaser and do you recognise yourself in the job description? Please respond directly through our website: www.royalihc.com/careers or by using the apply button.

For more information about Royal IHC, the vacancy and the application process, please visit www.royalihc.com or call the Staffing department on +31 (0)88-015 4444.

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Royal IHC does not approve of commercial, contractor and/or agency acquisition or commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered by IHC.


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