a.i. Sourcing Manager IT

  • Vakgebied Engineering
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer VAC-10015194
  • Locatie Veghel
  • Type overeenkomst Secondment via YER, Interim/independent
  • Branche Engineering

Over deze vacature

Do you want to contribute on a strategic level to the Sourcing of Vanderlande Products? Are you a team player with Purchasing experience and able to work in a multidisciplinary and international environment to achieve best results for our products and services in terms of added value, quality and competitiveness? Then we are looking for you! 


As Sourcing Manager IT Software & Licenses you are responsible for the Internal-software categories. You drive the strategy development(s) together with your (IT) business colleagues and management. Besides driving the strategy development, the sourcing manager is responsible for the execution of the strategy and managing the supply risks. Together with your Category Team, of which you will be the chair(wo)men, you ensure the performance of your suppliers on quality, delivery, service and cost competitiveness. You negotiate best contract conditions for Vanderlande and ensure healthy relationships with your suppliers.

Responsibilities of the Sourcing Manager are:

o Manage IT Software and Licenses categories

  • Develop and implement category strategies
  • Conduct market analysis, identify potential new suppliers

o Sourcing

  • Setup a program of category requirements
  • Define and align on supplier selection criteria
  • Develop and execute RfX, evaluate supplier proposals, negotiate Framework Agreements

o Manage stakeholders

  • Keep aligned on stakeholder developments on multiple levels of the organization
  • Get acceptance on the category strategy

o Continuously improve

  • Improve on sourcing- and related processes
  • Benchmark across projects
  • Utilize synergies between multiple Vanderlande entities

o Lead a Supply Chain Category Team 


The Strategic Sourcing Europe department within Vanderlande is part of the Global Supply Chain organization and plays a key role in the world-wide deliveries of products and services to Vanderlande solutions. There is a high degree of cooperation with of cooperation with other departments around the globe. Strategic Sourcing is responsible for both Product- and Non Product related sourcing and is tasked to develop and maintain a stable and competitive supply base to support Vanderlande’s projects, services and sustainable profitability. Within Vanderlande, the department operates on both strategical and tactical level.


There are 2 options:

  1. work as a contractor (detachering YER): max. €100k/year
  2. work as a freelancer: max. €85/hour


The ideal candidate has the following profile:

  • Master Degree in Engineering (technical studies)
  • Experience in strategical and tactical purchasing / category management in an international high-tech environment
  • Good contract management & negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication (Dutch & English) and stakeholder management skills
  • Structured and result driven
  • Proven track record of successful influencing at all levels in the organization
  • Flexible and proactive team player
  • Willingness to travel, up to 30%