Director Procurement Europe

150k - 200k per annum


Due to confidentiality, no details about the company can be disclosed at this particular time.


The Netherlands

The position:

The Procurement Director Europe reports to the Vice President Operations Europe and is part of the Management Team. The main purpose of the job is to establish/manage a high professional European Procurement organization and to develop/control the procurement strategy of the categories/commodities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop/control European Procurement processes/systems/data.
  • Develop a vendor-rating process and Procurement balance scorecard.
  • Establish/control annual Procurement improvement/savings-plan’s per category and for the local Procurement teams.
  • In cooperation with Private Brand Operations develop a Direct import strategy.
  • In cooperation with HR and Legal implement the delegation of authority in relation to Procurement.
  • In cooperation with Legal define a standard Master Purchase Agreement (MPA).
  • Implement/audit vendor-contract-management.
  • Create a network of communication / cooperation between EU and regions.
  • In cooperation with M&M and Finance develop/implement/control a European Rebates and Allowances strategy.

Position requirements:

  • Master or MBA degree, preferably in Business Administration, Economics, Procurement, etc.
  • Successful background of 10-15 years in Procurement, preferably in an international environment.
  • 7-10 years experience in an international matrix organization.
  • Experience in central/decentral Procurement organizations, Procurement of OEM products & Retail.
  • Special Certifications or Technical Skills in Professional Buying Qualifications, Product Management and Business Process Management.
  • Knowledge of ERP & CRM systems (preferred SAP).
  • Ability to utilize available systems and tools to effectively optimize the product assortments, the pricing architecture and promotional activities.
  • Ability to manipulate data and analyze statistical information to monitor and optimize category performance.
  • Excellent commercial/negotiation skills.
  • Great people management skills.
  • Multi-cultural (European/US) knowledge.
  • Execution and results driven.

Salary conditions:

€ 140.000 - € 200.000 OTE


You can apply by using the link below.

Frans Haarmans / Kasper Houben
Office: +31 (0) 73 615 47 03
Mobile Frans Haarmans: +31 (0) 6 53 29 11 98
Mobile Kasper Houben: +31 (0) 6 25 07 86 87

This search procedure has been closed (24-12-2010).

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