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Strategic Purchaser

Kverneland Group Europe

9067480 | NIEUW-VENNEP | Vast | HBO | salaris € 5.500 p/m | publicatiedatum 


Over de functie

As Strategic Purchaser you will be responsible for managing assigned technical product categories, from analytics to strategic sourcing and continuous improvement, and act as a connector between all stakeholders. In this role, you assure on-time delivery and work together with suppliers towards acceptable cost levels. Your main focus will be on the development of supplier relationships to improve the company's supply chain and delivery performance to end users. Furthermore, you will manage a supplier base that supports Kverneland’s quality and technical requirements and ensures competitiveness now and for the future.
. Secure the overall competitiveness of Kverneland through the continuous development of our supplier panel; 
. Develop and communicate category strategies;  
. Identifying preferred suppliers, analyzing and targeting spend by supplier and customer; 
. Cost reduction planning, implementation and tracking with suppliers; 
. Assess suppliers by using the Kverneland QLTC-method, set improvement actions and follow-up;  
. Implement tender processes on a periodic basis; 
. Assess material flow and links between production technology, specifications, and costs; 
. Ensure deliveries are according to our requirements and specifications; 
. Work with Production Control teams to meet inventory targets; 
. Report capacity deviation and any critical status on materials. 


. Bachelor / Master level within relevant specialty in mechanical engineering, supply chain; 
. Minimum of 5 years’experience in a senior purchasing position within a manufacturing environment; 
. Extensive experience with ERP (SAP) and procurement analytics software; 
. Analytical in decision making; 
. Pragmatic networker, able to connect with different cultures;
. Ability to lead cross-functional projects; 
. Experienced in drafting international agreements including legal requirements; 
. Good understanding of business processes and material flow; 
. Basic to an extended understanding of relevant technical and economic contexts; 
. 5-Gen / Kaizen / 5S experience and knowledge is preferred. 


Kverneland offers a challenging job within an international organization with enthusiastic employees. Working at Kverneland Group means that you are part of an innovating R&D environment, where we aspire to innovation and performance of Smart Farming. Yearly we organize social events for all employees. If you work for us, you can count on a great benefits package and opportunities in terms of personal development. Besides an excellent salary, we have a profit sharing scheme, 27 holiday days and 13 ATV days per year based on full-time employment. 
You will also receive discounts on your health insurance with several providers and you have the opportunity to sign up for collective accident insurance which is partly compensated for by Kverneland. As part of our employee health efforts, you receive a contribution to a sports subscription and discounts for purchases at several web shops. 


Kverneland Group is an international, leading company in the field of development, production and distribution of agricultural equipment and service. Thanks to a strong focus on innovation, we offer a unique and broad product range of high quality. Kverneland Group offers a complete package of tools for the agricultural sector in the field of tillage, sowing technology, roughage extraction, crop protection and electronic solutions in the strong brand names Kverneland, Kubota and Vicon. The Group was founded in 1879 and has production locations in Norway, Denmark, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Russia and China. In addition, the Group has its own sales companies in 17 countries and a relationship with another 60 other export countries.

Kverneland Group is part of Kubota Corporation. Kubota Corporation has a strong ambition for solving food, water and environmental issues, for a better and more sustainable world. Since 1890, Kubota has been a leading producer of agricultural, garden & park and construction equipment. In addition, Kubota is also a producer of water systems such as filters, pipelines, irrigation and large underground valves. Headquartered in Osaka Japan, the company employs 39,500 employees in more than 110 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. In 2017, sales amounted to more than $ 15.6 billion.


Voor meer informatie neem je contact op met Nicole Hoksbergen via telefoonnummer 06-45235185

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