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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      December 02,2021
    • Entrusting Package
    • JSS
    • VISA
    • IMG_6430
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    Procurement Manager

    About IDA Foundation
    IDA Foundation is an independent social enterprise providing medicines and medical goods to healthcare organisations worldwide, at the best price possible. We recognise that in today's world, essential medicines remain out of reach for too many people. For almost 50 years, IDA has been bridging those gaps within a competitive and dynamic commercial environment. We work on multimillion dollar global health programmes (funded by USAID, the Global Fund, as well as national health initiatives in low- and middle-income countries (e.g. hospitals and central medical stores). IDA’s products and services have a global impact: for example, in 2019 and 2020, we delivered long-lasting insecticidal nets to help protect approximately 405 million people against malaria.
    Headquartered in Amsterdam, we are a global organisation with over 200 employees representing 28 nationalities. We have offices in India, China and Dubai. We pride ourselves on our professional, diverse and multicultural team, which is passionate about our mission and our strategic goals of universal health coverage, strengthened local capacity and sustainable value chains. Regular training opportunities are available to meet everyone’s professional and personal development needs. Our culture is open and informal, and we believe in sharing views and learning from each other.
    Please see our reports (Annual Report, Sustainability Report) for more details, or visit for more information.
    Job description
    We are currently looking for a full-time (40 hours):

    In your role as Procurement Manager, reporting to the Director Wholesale, you are responsible for determining the strategy for procuring products with best value for money within the set guidelines. You will build a strategy for the IDA portfolio of essential medicines and medical goods and ensure this strategy is translated to the operational buying team based in Mumbai, India. Working closely with these teams, you will provide advice and guidance to optimise efficient and effective operational activities. You will build and strengthen relationships with the main global suppliers to aid improvements in the areas of cost and service.
    You will work closely together with the Wholesale teams, including Sales, Sales Operations, and Demand management The Purchase team in India, led by the Purchase Manager, is functionally reporting to you.
    You will also participate in and lead projects related to Purchase and Sourcing. You will review processes, procedures and guidelines for continuous improvement and support the operational teams to increase effectiveness and efficiencies.


    • As Manager Procurement you are mainly responsible for:
    • Planning and implementing the full sourcing strategy together with the Strategic Sourcing Specialist
    • Reviewing the procurement processes and procedures to ensure alignment with good procurement practices following customers procurement and QA guidelines
    • Creating and maintaining Long Term / Framework Agreements and translating those to operations
    • Leading the Supplier Selection procedure to define the Primary and Secondary suppliers for stock items
    • Designing and managing the global tendering process
    • Coordinating of and reporting on the supplier quarterly performance evaluation process
    • Implementing continuous improvement in processes
    • Coordinating market analysis in collaboration with sales and demand management
    • Managing emergency sourcing projects from the purchase side, and coordinate with other department such as Sales, QA, and Demand Planning
    • Ensuring the team can perform in all aspects


    Education & Experience

    Bachelor degree

    • At least 3-5 years of work experience in a similar role, including managing a procurement team
    • Experience with procurement and supplier management, preferably in global health /pharmaceutical industry
    • Experience in essential medicines and medical goods sector desirable

    Skills & Characteristics

    • Ability to analyse and interpret data for strategic decision-making
    • Ability to manage stakeholders effectively at all levels, both internal and external
    • Excellent negotiation skills
    • Ability to identify issues and opportunities and develop and implement effective solutions
    • Ability to challenge conventional practices
    • Financial acumen

    Fluency in written and spoken English

    For this role we are specifically looking for candidates who are allowed to work in the Netherlands, and live within commuting distance (40km) of our Amsterdam office.


    At IDA Foundation, we ask a lot of our employees, but we also give a lot in return. This includes:

    • Great colleagues: You’ll work in a team of enthusiastic, motivated professionals in an open atmosphere
    • Inspiration and development: We offer training and personal development opportunities for all employees, and regularly host guest speakers.
    • Fun: Department and company outings are organized on a regular basis, and we make sure to celebrate our successes together.
    • Making an impact: IDA offers a great opportunity to use your passion and skills for good, while working in an enthusiastic team and stimulating environment.
    • Salary and holidays: We benchmark salaries against mid-sized companies in the Netherlands, and to support a healthy work-life balance we offer 30 vacation days for a fulltime contract. In addition, we offer a commute allowance and a defined contribution pension.

    We will only consider applicants who are currently living in the Netherlands and match the job requirements. If you are interested in this challenging position, apply now.
    For questions regarding the vacancy, please contact Swar Sourabh (
    The candidate will be asked to hand in a Certificate of Good Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag) upon entering employment.

    Job Type: Full-time

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