Buyer Permanent Procurement


  • Manage, monitor and process purchase order administration
  • Liaise with internal clients to compile requirements for sourcing of materials and services 
  • Review internal requisitions and check correctness (incl. all required back up correspondence)
  • Issue RFQ/RFPs and evaluate quotations
  • Negotiate bids and quotations
  • Place POs per Company's standard (incl. company's terms and conditions)
  • Expedite POs and ensure timely receipt of goods, documents and certificates in accordance with the (technical) specifications
  • Verify and approve invoices 
  • Prepare bid evaluation sheets and executive summaries
  • Follow up and settle VOs, claims and/or disputes
  • Analyse the supplier market (structures, market shares, prices, technology, products etc.)
  • Attend supplier sites and industry related trade exhibitions as required


  • MBO + or HBO Technical (e.g. Mechanical engineering)
  • As a minimum NEVI 1 or equivalent 
  • 5 years’ purchasing experience in a similar environment (offshore, shipbuilding or petrochemical)
  • Affinity with technical standards and specifications in a project environment
  • Fully conversant with modern procurement and purchasing methods and techniques
  • Results-driven, with a proven track record 
  • Experience with an ERP system (ORACLE) and Microsoft Office
  • Experience with IT and facility procurement is desirable
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Highly organised with a hands-on, no-nonsense mentality and an ability to work on own initiative
  • Good command of the English language, both written and spoken
  • Willingness to travel

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