Tactical Purchaser


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Job Tactical Purchaser
Location Sliedrecht
Discipline Design and Proposal
Education HBO higher vocational education, WO academic higher education
Position Permanent position
In Short

Is purchasing 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 a Tactical Purchaser, you will work within the Electrical & Automation category and be responsible for: 

  • exploring the supplier market in terms of (new) products, capabilities and delivery reliability
  • conducting worldwide visits to suppliers to determine the suitability of delivery, and supporting local purchases for local production
  • preparing request specifications in close cooperation with lead engineers
  • making requests for materials and services in both local and international markets
  • obtaining quotes, and making estimates and technical reviews
  • selecting suppliers and enabling the continuous improvement of the supply chain
  • monitoring supplier performance, and drawing up contracts and frameworks in cooperation with the Category Manager (E&A) and our Legal department
  • making proposals to optimise the procurement process
  • all procurement activities that help to deliver the project within OSBIT.

Your profile

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

  • a higher vocational education in a technical/commercial field, such as electrical/automation, maritime engineering or technical management (preferably supplemented with NEVI 1 and 2 certification)
  • relevant international project procurement experience in the manufacturing and/or maritime industry
  • demonstrable experience with electrical equipment such as drives, generators, switchboards, converters, navigation/nautical packages, and electrical installation packages
  • knowledge of and experience with procurement procedures and order processing in an international industry
  • commercial awareness and be used to working in an engineering-focused, project-based organisation
  • an excellent command of Dutch and English, both written and verbal
  • a team player mentality, a proactive approach and be stress resistant
  • the willingness to travel abroad
  • experience with the shipbuilding process (advantageous).

Our offer

Royal IHC offers you a challenging fulltime 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 Systems. This organisation develops and supplies standard and custom-built solutions for the efficient operation of dredgers and related vessels. These are deployed in the marine dredging industry and for the mining of alluvial and deep-sea resources. The electrical, electronic and IT systems involve anything from robust sensors to stand-alone and/or integrated systems for service, presentation, automation, hydrography and DP/DT, supported by training simulators. Global life-cycle support – either remote or on location – guarantees durability and reliability. The company, which has paved the way in its sectors for over 40 years, is based in Sliedrecht and employs over 100 people.

IHC Systems 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.

Uiteraard is het ook mogelijk om in het Nederlands te reageren op deze positie.


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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