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Family Buyer

Job ID: R0109132 Location: Hengelo, Provincie Overijssel, Netherlands
Full time, Regular Employment
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Family Buyer - Electronics

The Thales Nederland Procurement team is part of the Thales Group global Procurement organization. The  procurement of products and services within Thales Nederland and the Thales Group represents nearly 50% of the total turnover. The competitiveness and the supplier’s operational performance, and the quality of the interface between Thales and its suppliers, are key factors of competitiveness. 

About the job

As Buyer you are part of the Thales Netherlands Procurement team as well as the Global Category team. You are responsible for managing a dedicated Procurement Category portfolio within the segment D ‘Electronics’.  

Pro-actively and in close alignment with the PPM (Procurement Project Manager) organization and GCM (Global Category Manager) organization you contribute and establish a local Category strategy in line with the business needs and coherent with the strategy defined by the GCM for the world wide Category.  By leading the full procurement process from requisition until end of contract you ensure competitiveness, quality and timely delivery within your Category.

Managing internal and external stakeholders is key in building close relations with your suppliers in order to make supplier knowledge and competitiveness available to the benefit of Thales products and services.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Implementation of the Category strategy
  • Drive selection, negotiation and contracting of suppliers
  • Manage and control supplier performances
  • Identify and achieve cost reductions and improvements in cooperation with the suppliers and stakeholders

About you

  • We are in search for a colleague who:
  • builds good relationships with external and internal stakeholders
  • has good communication skills
  • has negotiation skills or wants to develop this skill
  • is a finisher and likes to tie all the knots
  • is fluent in English
  • has relevant procurement or commercial experience
  • has completed a relevant higher education (either business oriented or engineering oriented)

What's in it for you

  • Become part of a great team in a high tech, innovative international organization
  • (International) opportunities for growth in tech-, management- and commercial roles
  • Attention for personal development and own initiative
  • A nice workplace in a modern building, where we value a good work-life balance and flexibility
  • 40 leave days per year, travel expenses and a flexible benefits à la carte package with options like purchase/sale of leave hours, internet costs, bicycle plan, company fitness, trade union contribution or relocation costs


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Hengelo, Netherlands

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