Posted: 30 June 2022

Procurement Support Specialist – Marel

Location: Boxmeer, The Netherlands
Hours: 40

Scope and Authority

The Procurement Support Specialist is assisted Strategic Purchasing / a dedicated procurement team for tasks such as planning, scheduling of suppliers meetings, preparation of presentations, clarification of incoming requests, executing project-related purchase orders and first-level claim management, updating ERP system with initial purchasing vendor and material data, performing specific spend analysis and maintaining contract database as relevant.

Main Tasks

  • Managing the new parts requisition list: set priorities and run process to add new parts to SAP with the correct data in time
  • Responsible for updating ERP database with vendor and material-related master data and info records (contracts, credentials, prices, LT, MOQ …). Manage and suggest improvements to MRP systems pro-cesses
  • Responsible to perform spend related analysis such as costing sheets and weekly price comparisons including ad hoc spend analysis tasks to support Strategic Purchasing in Request for Quotation preparation, issuance and response analysis
  • Support Procurement Project Leaders in daily operational activities like new parts set-up and sourcing
  • Managing incidental orders of non-regular flows (e.g. samples, proto part, books, magazines, etc.). Proto-type parts for Innovation (buying parts w/o item no)
  • Manage non-regular spare parts flow in close cooperation with ServiceSupport / join suppliers’ visits if applicable. Create and distribute meeting action lists
  • Perform warranty claims and return non-conforming materials
  • Decide on rejected invoices and communicate with suppliers with the aim to reduce % of rejections. Gateway price deviations at order confirmation management
  • Manage signing process and recording of NDA’s and contracts in relevant databases

Skills and Abilities

  • The decisive, initiative, taking responsibility
  • Team Player; ability to work with people, empathetic and build team spirit.
  • Acts with integrity uphold Marel’s ethics and values
  • Strong communication skills; able to communicate information effectively, persuasive, good presenting skills
  • Analytical; quick learner, ability to gather, interpret and evaluate information
  • Organized and detailed; strong planning skills, good at delivering customer expectations and following instructions
  • Ability to work under pressure, setbacks and open to organizational change
  • Driven to achieve personal and organizational goals
  • Perfect track record of ethical behaviour
  • Knowledge of SAP MM, SRM, EP, BW and able/willing to operationally contribute in tactical procurement/disposition tasks and related improvement activities

Education, Knowledge and Experience

  • Secondary education in a relevant field or equivalent
  • Good English skills, both written and verbal
  • 3+ experience / vocational training in initial purchasing/purchasing project management
  • Practitioner level as required for professional purchasing projects and supplier relationship management
  • Experience with and comfort working in a multi-cultural, multi-discipline organization is an advantage

Commitment to Global Safety

As a Marel employee, you are expected to respect internal rules and actively contribute to the delivery of the corporate Safety policy and guidance to ensure Marel is a safe place to work.

Marel Vision and Values

In partnership with our customers, we are transforming the way food is processed. Our vision is of a world where quality food is produced sustainably and affordably. Marel’s core values are Unity, Innovation and Excellence.

For more information about this vacancy contact recruiter Jorrith +31 6 25417376/

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