Tactical Purchaser


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Job Tactical Purchaser
Location Kinderdijk
Discipline Purchase
Education HBO higher vocational education, WO academic higher education
Position Permanent position
In Short

-Are you the Tactical Purchaser who will take IHC Dredge Equipment BV to the next level?

  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 be the link between the suppliers and internal stakeholders (Engineering, Production, Planning and Product Management). You will be responsible for the procurement of components for Dredge Pumps and Excavation 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. At all times, you will act in the best interests of the company. As such, you will negotiate adequate and appropriate conditions with suppliers together with a small team of operational purchasers and where necessary and initiating improvement suggestions within the supply chain. You will also be involved in defining the purchasing requirements and selecting the best suppliers in close cooperation with category management.

Your profile

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

  • a bachelor’s degree in the technical/commercial field, such as Mechanical Engineering, Technical Management or Business Administration preferably supplemented with NEVI 1 and 2
  • at least five years of relevant (international) project procurement experience in the manufacturing and/or maritime industry
  • knowledge about castings and forgings
  • knowledge of and experience with procurement procedures and order processing in the maritime industry
  • commercial awareness and be used to working in an engineering focused, project- and product based organization
  • an excellent command of Dutch and English, both written and verbal
  • be a team player, stress resistant and proactive
  • be willing to travel abroad occasionally
  • the ability to deliver projects OSBIT (On Specification Budget and In Time)
  • experience with dredging and/or offshore equipment (advantageous)
  • only candidates with work visa will be considered as viable candidates
  • an online assessment and screening can be part of the recruitment process.

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 Dredge Equipment, which is part of IHC Services. The Dredge Equipment organisation develops and supplies standard and custom-built solutions for 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. IHC Dredge Equipment is based in Kinderdijk.

**business unit** 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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