Team Leader Supply Chain Management


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Job Team Leader Supply Chain Management
Location Kinderdijk
Discipline Purchase
Education HBO higher vocational education, WO academic higher education
Position Permanent position
In Short

Do you want to be responsible for the results of the supply chain work packages in daily projects as well as for Supply Chain Management related improvements? Are you capable of identifying and implementing best practices within supply chain management from both within and outside the company?Then apply for the job of Team Leader Supply Chain Management!

  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 Team Leader Supply Chain Management, you will be the link between the suppliers and internal stakeholders (engineering, production, planning and project management). You will be responsible for the supply chain for the Beaver® product range such as machinery, deck equipment, electrical & hydraulic systems and nautical equipment. This means you are responsible for the results of the supply chain work packages in daily projects as well as for Supply Chain Management related improvements in cost, quality and reliability in the longer term. You advise and support the programme manager and act as a coach for the tactical and operational purchasers in your team. In addition to the above, you will be closely involved in the implementation of the new ERP system and support the development of international production. At all times, you will act in the best interests of the company. As such, you will negotiate adequate and appropriate conditions with suppliers. You must be capable of leading a small project team of tactical and operational purchasers, and where necessary, initiating improvement suggestions within supply chain management processes.

Your profile

To be eligible for the position of Team Leader Supply Chain Management, you must have:

  • master degree preferably in Mechanical or Maritime Engineering or Technical Management supplemented with NEVI 1 and 2
  • at least ten years of relevant (international) project procurement experience in the manufacturing and/or maritime industry
  • knowledge of and experience with procurement procedures and order processing in the maritime industry
  • identify and leverage best practices from both within and outside the company
  • commercial awareness and be used to working in an engineering focused, project-based organization
  • act as a thought leader for Supply Chain innovation and strategic direction
  • excellent command of Dutch and English, both written and verbal
  • team player, stress-resistant and proactive
  • be willing to travel abroad occasionally
  • ability to deliver projects OSBIT (On Specification Budget and In Time)
  • experience with dredging equipment is advantageous.
Please note, an online assessment and screening can be part of the recruitment process. Only candidates with EU work visa will be considered as viable candidates.

Our offer

Royal IHC offers you as Team Leader Supply Chain Management 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 Team Leader Supply Chain Management you will work at IHC Holland, based in Kinderdijk. This organisation is constantly developing its design and construction activities for the specialized maritime sector. IHC Holland has a focus on innovative vessels, advanced equipment and life-cycle support for the dredging industry. The IHC Beaver® product range is based on a standardized cutter suction dredger (CSD) available in five sizes, complemented with a range of workboats (IHC DMC’s) and booster stations. The products are built on stock and customer specific configured with standard  and/or custom built options.

Royal IHC (IHC) is 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:


Are you interested in the position of Team Leader Supply Chain Management and do you recognise yourself in the job description? Please respond directly through our website: or by using the apply button.

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

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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