Posted: 30 June 2022

Strategic Purchaser – Marel

Location: Boxmeer, The Netherlands
Hours: 40

Scope and Authority

The Strategic Purchaser performs local/regional strategic sourcing initiatives/supplier deals in accordance with approved global category strategies and rules of collaboration and supports the Category Manager on global sourcing initiatives / global supplier deals. In addition, the role holder supports the Procurement Project Leader in timely delivering project-related Procurement objectives as described in the stage-gate milestones of the PDP process.

Main Tasks

  • Supporting Category Management / Sourcing in performing global sourcing initiatives / global supplier deals and performing local implementation of sourcing initiatives in accordance with existing category strategies and New Design Supplier List (NDSL)
  • Contribute to the (Sub-)Category Strategy development by providing local/regional requirement and aligning with relevant internal stakeholders, and as the next step responsible for its subsequent local implementation to deliver the (sub-)category-specific targets
  • Take part in preparing and performing local/regional tenders and requests according to defined global category strategy and rules of collaboration. Perform / participate in negotiations within the defined cate-gory / sub-categories
  • Contribute to defining cost models and predicting price development as the basis for actively promoting improvement measures to capture integral cost reduction opportunities for the defined sub-categories
  • Advising internal stakeholders when sourcing materials and services as well as active analysis of optimization levers in regards to demand and demand specifications (Demand Shaping)
  • Responsible for NDSL vendor’s integration in demand/specification management and design process in support to the PPL to achieve project deliverables and requirements (Quality, Logistics, Technology, Cost). Responsible to deliver the required content and timeline to the PPL regarding innovation projects along the PDP process (shared with PPL)
  • Responsible for vendor management activities for local/regional vendors which are not managed as Top vendors as appointed by the Category Manager, and contribute to ensuring a structured Supplier Relationship Management (true-SRM) for Top vendors
  • Accountable for local vendor performance in the defined sub-categories and to define corrective measures to ensure commodity-related vendor performance targets are met. (Quality, Logistics, Technology, Cost).
  • Shared responsibility for ensuring alignment with local procurement operations (incl. Responsible to ensure alignment of logistical and quality requirements with resp. local procurement operations and supplier quality assurance (incl. outsourcing partners) to secure applicability and the balance of contracts (TCO)
  • Shared responsibility for the documentation of strategic sourcing initiatives and achieved (nego) savings in collaboration with the central reporting function

Skills and Abilities

  • Leadership skills; ability to decide and initiate action
  • Team Player; ability to work with people and support team members
  • Acts with integrity uphold Marel’s ethics and values
  • Communication skills; able to communicate with internal and external stakeholders, persuasive and influential, good presenting skills
  • Analytical; ability to gather, interpret and integrate information and expertise to make judgements and formulate strategies
  • Organized and detailed, focused on delivering customer expectations
  • 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 R3 and ability/willing to operationally contribute to tactical procurement improvement activities

Education, Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor or Masters’s degree in a relevant field with several years of professional experience
  • Several years experience of working in strategic procurement with cross-functional experience through project work in a related functional area
  • Practitioner-level leadership qualities, management experience of professional virtual cross-functional teamwork and –management
  • Advanced experience in engineering in a similar technical field
  • Experience with and comfort working in multi-cultural, multi-discipline organization level as required for professional purchasing projects and supplier relationship management
  • Strong English skills, both written and verbal

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.

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