Strategic Purchase & Supply Chain Manager

  • Aanbod Excellent working conditions
  • Functiegroep Procurement
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 8220700
  • Locatie Leeuwarden
  • Contract In dienst van opdrachtgever
  • Branche Manufacturing

Over deze vacature

As a Strategic Purchase and Supply Chain Manager you will lead, mentor and develop the procurement team in Leeuwarden. Moreover, you have ownership of multi-million procurement categories and have responsibility for developing new procurement strategies and operational execution. Together with 200+ suppliers you build a supply base that meets the manufacturing footprint, business growth, price, quality, capacity and performance needs. Within the organization, you focus on process optimization and value stream mapping.


  • Responsible for the existing procurement team;
  • Develop and execute innovative regional/global, procurement/category strategies across an array of technology commodities (carbon steel raw meterial, machined parts, coating processes, electric and electronic components and dairy farm barn equipment);
  • Optimize product costs by value analysis, best cost country sourcing, supplier completence management, process optimization and value stream mapping;
  • Capture R&D and engineering requirements and communicate to the supply base;
  • Be responsible for the succes or failure of the suppliers performances;
  • Master scheduling to plan and communicate business capacity and align customer orders accordingly;
  • Management of customer orders from order receipt to shipment;
  • Optimizing supply and stock management;
  • Define new processes and operational actions in line with state of art lean principles;
  • Analysis of how the supply base needs to be optimized, taking ownership for new projects;
  • Liase with Internal Stakeholders to indentify key business needs;
  • Negotiate and come to terms on commercial terms and conditions (service level and supply agreements);
  • Support the Development of early supplier involvement and target costing in alighnment with PED;
  • Responsible and supporting phase in and phase out of both suppliers as product(range)s.


GEA Royal De Boer Stalinrichtingen (Farm Technologies) is a company with a great history. Since its founding in 1869, Royal de Boer started to focus on future-oriented entrepreneurship, product development and trendsetting, but above all to deliver a complete and sustainable farm equipment that is future-proof.

GEA Group is one of the largest suppliers for the food and beverage processing industry and a wide range of other process industries. Approximately 17.500 employees in more than 50 countries contribute significantly to GEA's success - come and join them!


We offer interesting and challenging tasks, a positive working environment in international teams and opportunities for personal development and growth in an international company. YER is recruiting exclusively for GEA.


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering;
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in procurement/strategic purchasing;
  • Experience in the procurement of metallic parts and components;
  • Thorough knowledge of forecasting, demand planning or stock control;
  • Use to work in muldicisciplinary teams;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent oral and written expression in English, Dutch (and German);
  • Background in dairy farming is desirable.