Operational Buyer

  • Aanbod € 35,000 - € 50,000
  • Functiegroep Pensions & Life
  • Dienstverband Fulltime, Parttime
  • Vacaturenummer 9344900
  • Locatie Eindhoven
  • Contract Detachering via YER
  • Branche Manufacturing

Over deze vacature

For Malvern Panalytical, a leading provider of scientific instrumentation, we are recruiting an Operational Buyer.


Support smooth production according to the production plan by ensuring raw material availability. Raw material should be available for production on-time, in the right quality and quantities. Together with your colleagues (including warehouse and planning) you are responsible for the quality of all information you process and communicate. You will have your own portfolio; a certain set of suppliers for which you carry responsibility of material availability.

Towards suppliers:

  • Creates and sends purchase orders to suppliers
  • Follows-up with suppliers if purchase orders are well received, and if Malvern Panalytical can rely on the supplier their commitment to the purchase order
  • Reaches out to the supplier when purchase orders are past due or when goods need to be delivered earlier (or later) than anticipated to when creating the order
  • Communicate monthly delivery performance and chase feedback if required
  • Creates and sends out forecasts to suppliers
  • Follows-up with suppliers if the forecast is well received and if Malvern Panalytical can experience problems when purchase orders are send out accordingly

Towards internal stake-holders:

  • Foresee potential future material issues, escalates to commodity team when required. Involve planners if rescheduling of production is unavoidable
  • Participates in operational logistics meetings; can always inform stakeholders about (future) material availability
  • Act as a back-up for colleague operation buyers, creating and sending PO’s, commitment and forecasts
  • Arranges transport for material with ex-works conditions


Malvern Panalytical is a leading provider of scientific instrumentation for the measurement of elemental concentrations, crystallographic structure, molecular structure, remote sensing, rheology, particle size, particle shape, particle concentration and more.


  • € 35,000 - € 50,000


These skills are highly useful when you are an Operational Buyer:

  • Bachelor working and thinking level
  • Over 2 years of experience
  • Build a good working relationship with your counterparts at the supplier
  • You need to be strict, fair and friendly at the same time
  • You need to have persistent and patience with people
  • All agreements made with suppliers need to be archived correct and precise in the ERP system, this function has a significant administrative aspect
  • Your main tools will be the ERP system and the phone
  • IT skills are helpful in archiving and reviewing your earlier made agreements
  • You need a basic understanding of material requirements planning