Manager Sourcing & Procurement - Europe & Africa division (fulfilled)

Regio: Zuid Holland

Werkervaring: > 10 jaar

Beschikbaarheid: 1 october 2017

Opleiding: HBO/WO

Referentienummer: 1295


Koninklijke Vopak N.V. - Europe & Africa Division

Our Principal , Royal Vopak is the world's largest independent tank storage provider for petroleum and chemical industries. Vopak has a worldwide network of tank terminals. The terminals are strategically located for users along the major shipping routes. These terminals support and optimize the reliability and efficiency of the logistic processes of its customers.

Around the world, they connect the supply of and demand for vital products and resources. Energy that allows people to heat their homes and travel the world. Food for a growing planet. And chemicals for companies to use. Products that are vital to people’s lives. We ensure the safe, efficient and clean storage of such vital products. The global energy transition, the growing world population, and all new possibilities of emerging technologies make this a very interesting time to be doing business.

On behalf of Vopak we are currently recruiting for a :

Manager Sourcing & Procurement - Europe & Africa division

As Manager Sourcing & Procurement for the E&A division it's an interesting time for you to come on board at Vopak as this division has recently been formed. This division consists of 20 terminals in 6 countries spanning two continents. The total annual spend of the region is 300-400 million euro. The Manager Sourcing & Procurement is responsible for the integration of the existing centralized procurement team of NL and the decentralized EMEA team into the E&A organization in line with the overall strategy

Your main missions:

‘You’ll lead, inspire and develop the E&A procurement  team, and with this team you have a significant impact on our cost savings program for the coming years

‘With your passion in standardizing and innovating processes and sharing knowledge of common procurement categories within the  teams you realize our next step in creating added value to our business’

How will you make this happen?

As Manager Sourcing & Procurement, you will create, sustain and develop a network of suppliers within the E&A Division for the specific categories, sustaining capex portfolios and major projects. You’ll implement a clear strategy on purchasing all related products & services. You will take the lead, make decisions and are recognized as an authority in your area of expertise. With a focused vision on reducing the total cost of ownership you contribute to excellent safety, service and quality. All of this will relate to strong teamwork within your functional area and to good stakeholder management with colleagues in division and the different terminals.

Your key accountabilities:

  • all purchasing within the Division is done with the highest standards on professional ethics;
  • develop, implement and track Terminal Procurement Plans for all terminals in the division;
  • track and analyze the added value of the S&P function per Opco and adapt own organization accordingly;
  • personal (leadership) development and skill development (via the Vopak Procurement Academy) of all your team members;
  • cover the maximum Opex / Capex spend via contracts that do support in reducing total cost of ownership;
  • category management for the major categories (e.g. mechanical, tank maintenance and tank cleaning) across the E&A division is professionally organized and leverages on best practices and knowledge;
  • contracting and contract management for sustaining, medium and major projects across the E&A division is professionally organized;
  • all vendor contracts are managed and evaluatedin line with the specifications of the Procurement Policies and principles to create sustainable and reliable supplier relations;
  • the claims management process and support within the E&A division is professionally organized;
  • performance of vendors is measured, and managed to optimal levels;
  • partnerships are developed with selected (critical) suppliers that do support the goals of reducing TCO and/or create additional business value;

Who we are looking for:

  • you have a Master’s degree in Business, or related relevant other discipline;
  • you have 10 years of terminal experience or experience in a related industry or contracting environment;
  • preferably you have experience with service categories and contracting management and/or a background in the Chemical / Oil & Gas Industry;
  • you are fluent in English and Dutch language (writing and speaking);
  • Competences: excellent stakeholder management on various levels, excellent leadership & change management skills, strong in directing performance and realizing agreed targets, entrepreneur;

What does Vopak offer:

  • Every career at Vopak is one which creates an opportunity to shine! When you join Vopak, you can count on:
  • A challenging position with a high degree of responsibility in a Dutch multinational with a history over 400 years
  • Highly motivated colleagues;
  • Participation in the Vopak private pension fund and collective health scheme;
  • Room to grow through professional training and personal development opportunities at national and international levels.


Then please apply via the button below mentioning reference code 1295 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.

An assessment will be part of the selection procedure.

Are you the  Manager Sourcing & Procurement we are looking for?

Then start your journey at Vopak and apply via the ‘apply’ button below.

For questions regarding this vacancy please contact our consultant Mr. Geert de Ruijter on +31 (0)6 53316988 or email to

 Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.



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