Commodity Buyer NPR

Regio: Gelderland

Werkervaring: > 5 jaar

Beschikbaarheid: Per direct

Opleiding: HBO

Referentienummer: 1300


On behalf of our principal located in Arnhem , we are currently recruiting for a Commodity Buyer NPR.


Our principal is one of the leading providers in their industry. They have offices in The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, and expects to expand the workforce and facilities to other European countries in the next few years.

The job

As a Commodity Buyer NPR (non-product related spend) you are a key element to the procurement team. You will be responsible for the tactical and strategic procurement activities in your assigned commodity. You bring in specialist knowledge about the purchasing tactics and pricing of the NPR work package which includes:

facilities, workspace, travel & catering, consultancy and contingent workforce, marketing & communication, energy supply and other employee supporting needs.

You are responsible for market research, RFQ’s and contract negotiations. In addition you create, implement and manage Service Level Agreements with our key suppliers and in cooperation with the business. Key area of focus is to reduce supplier spend against increased operational performance. In the execution of the procurement initiatives you cooperate with the supporting teams such as HR, Office Management, Finance, Legal, IT and Facilities.

This is a newly created (temporary) position, whereby your first objective is to consolidate the existing supplier base in a way that our principal is flexible to scale up her growing international business. You are therefore expected to get quickly acquainted with our existing supplier base, our go-to-market strategy and convert this into meaningful short and medium term actions. This means that you are a natural hands-on negotiator, and experienced in engaging at various (D/C) levels to establish long-term partnerships.

All critical decisions are to be approved by the management prior to execution. You will be given a lot of empowerment to devise what you believe is in the best interest of the principal enterprise, whereas you can also expect to be coached and supported by the management team in the execution of (sometimes politically sensitive) initiatives.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Execute all tactical negotiations regarding technical / service requirements, pricing and legal topics
  • Achieve significant cost savings in supplier spend and supplier reduction
  • Report your commercial results against the principal (Procurement) Business Plan

Your profile

Because of the fast-paced environment flexibility, ability to multitask and a pro-active attitude are key. Deadlines bring out the best you and let your result-driven personality excel. You show ownership and team spirit in your day-to-day work, an eagerness to learn and ambitions to grow.

You also bring:

  • a bachelor degree, preferably technical;
  • a minimum of 5 years experience with tactical purchasing within a commercially driven environment
  • a minimum of 3 years experience with NPR purchasing
  • strong communication skills, fluently in Dutch and English, German and/or French is preferable;

The offer

If selected, you will be offered an initial 6-month interim assignment.

For questions regarding this vacancy please contact our consultant Mr. Geert de Ruijter  on +31 (0)35 52 88 110 or email to


Then please apply via the button below mentioning reference code 1300 in your application. We require that your resume is in English and also require a specification of your current package.

Naturally, all information you provide will be dealt with in the utmost confidentiality.



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