Global Purchase Manager

  • 38 uur p/w
  • Doetinchem


Our day-to-day business is making sure we can execute our racking projects globally. We have a long lasting strong base of suppliers with good relations in the purchase team. In order to align the different purchase teams with the changing business demands we are looking for a Global Purchase Manager.

There is always a pressure between customer/business demand and what suppliers can deliver. You have to understand the business focus and ensure we have a supplier pool in place that gives the best long term solutions for NEDCON. They should deliver for the key commodities for the right price conform the right product specification on time.

As strategic purchaser you drive as functional lead the local purchase teams to support them with purchase strategy and supplier selection. Local teams will keep their authority and supplier network for local purchase power. You have the overview of the commodities and suppliers and secure harmonizing of the processes. You also are a linking pin to set up purchase network in US with local purchase support.

Core tasks of yours are:

  • Defines global purchase strategy for co-maker and supplier network (what to purchase where) and directs implementation
  • Linking pin to business and product development
  • Responsible for alignment of all procurement processes and compliance
  • Supports with claims and escalations of buyers
  • Supports in make or buy decisions
  • Challenges pricing & conditions for key commodities within market situations
  • Measure performance of suppliers and follow up.

The profile of the person we are looking for should include:

  • Affinity with procurement of goods & services.
  • Be able to communicate within a project-driven organization with different locations
  • Understand the pressure of strict project planning, lead-time and budgets.
  • Being able to decide, adapt and switch quickly
  • Understands legal contracts, knows how to interpret them and can estimate the consequences for projects.
  • Team player within own department and cross organizational project teams, but also able to work


  • Be able to convince other stakeholders on the best choice of supply for NEDCON.
  • Willing to travel now-and-then to suppliers internationally (estimated 1x per month)
  • The place of employment will be Doetinchem (NL)

Education / Experience

  • A higher professional education work and thinking level with 10 years of experience in supply chain surroundings in industrial and international environment.
  • Knowledge of steel market / production market
  • A procurement background on tactical and strategical level.
  • Good communicative skills; mastery in English language. Dutch and/or German language is a plus.

Would you like to receive more information about this position from a future colleague? Call your colleague Wouter Bruggers (Manager Procurement) on +31 6 2187 4444

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a colleague who is able to align business demand with the pool of suppliers. you will have regular contact with our colleagues in the Czech Republic and US purchase.

Are you interested?
We are proud of the projects we install (worldwide) and the customers we work with. Are you looking forward to becoming part of a company that is constantly in motion and in which there is – above all – a very pleasant working atmosphere? Apply now!

For more information, please contact our Corporate Recruiter, Sander Liebrand, on +31 6 12 57 50 52 or by email at

Broaden your horizons at NEDCON. Ready? Let’s go!

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