As Purchaser Indirect Spend you’re a member of the finance and controlling team and report directly to the CFO of essent. You cooperate with Group procurement of essent NL and the mother company innogy. You conduct procurement activities and pro-actively support strategic purchasing projects.
This is your cup of tea
You continue to implement Procurement within the organization as well as implement and close audit recommendations.
You drive the efficiency and automation of the procurement process and actively contribute to continuous process improvements (including document the changes). The Kaizen methodology is not unknown for you.
You are responsible for supplier relationship management and contribute to risk management concepts.
You prepare and conduct tenders (e.g. search for external personnel), analyze supplier offers, negotiate with suppliers and award & create the respective contracts (if necessary with support of Legal).
Together with the accounting team you’re responsible for the PO-tool what includes the implementation of improvements as well as the approval of all Purchase Offers (PO).
You drive and lead sourcing projects and motivate the internal business to execute tenders.
You're also responsible for claim management and pro-active contract management.
You have a professional and goal-oriented attitude towards internal stakeholders and suppliers.
What can you offer essent?
You preferably hold a master degree in Economics or Commercial Engineering;
You have minimum 2 years of relevant experience within procurement and within a services environment;
You have worked with sourcing before and are able to further implement and optimize these processes within an organization;
You are a strong communicator and negotiator in order to cover complex projects and agreements. You’re effective in stakeholder engagement and project management;
You are a pragmatic person who has a ‘CAN-DO' mentality;
You’re an active listener who is able to translate the needs of the business correctly to the suppliers;
You’re a fast learner who is eager to learn new things;
You’re an energetic, flexible and driven individual;
Fluency in English and Dutch is a must. Knowledge of German is a plus;
Flexibility to travel +/- 2 days a month to suppliers or locations of innogy when required.
What can essent offer you?
Work in a challenging environment where independance, development and initiatives are encouraged;
Enjoy an open & dynamic atmosphere;
Flexible hours and 33 holidays will give you a good work-life balance;
We give you the opportunity to follow relevant courses and develop yourself within our company.