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    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Supply Chain & Logistics
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  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      November 22,2021
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    Procurement manager

    Are you a fluent Duch and English speaker? And are you looking to advance your career with a fast growing scale-up in Amsterdam? If you’re looking for rapid career growth and a steep learning curve, read on!Argent Energy is a waste-based biodiesel producer with three operational locations in Scotland, England and the Netherlands. With the production of biofuel, Argent Energy wants to make a direct contribution to the global fight against climate change! We set ourselves the goal of expanding our organizational structure with short and direct lines (inter) nationally. To achieve this, we want to expand our procurement team with a role for a Procurement Manager NL.

    The procurement manager is responsible for managing the delivery of procurement activities in accordance with policy and best practise. This role supports delivery of wider business objectives by supporting the safety focus, managing costs, improving services and managing risks to business continuity through the supply chain. Argent Energy is looking for a qualified or studying member of a relevant institute, for example Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply or equivalent.

    About the job

    • Working with the business, develop a prioritised business plan for delivery of procurement services which is in support of wider operational objectives.
    • Develop strong working relationships with key business stakeholders to share information and assist them in meeting their procurement requirements.
    • Ensure compliance with agreed policies and procedures, identifying and addressing non-compliance.
    • Ensure supplier agreements are kept up to date and reflect new and appropriate legislation or regulations.
    • Seek to continually improve procurement processes by participating in professional development and monitoring industry advancements.
    • Establish good working relationships with suppliers to drive adherence to KPIs and manage performance, but also to collaborate on better ways of working.
    • Apply tendering and contract award routines to deliver cost savings and / or improved services.
    • Maintaining the Contracts Register, whereby stakeholders can identify the commercial benefits of the agreements and ensure benefit are maximised.
    • Provide the business with insightful reports and data to help them manage their third party spend.
    • Manage workload so that tender renewals and new sourcing initiatives are scheduled to create a balances workload and timely introduction of contracts.
    • Provide direction and support to the wider business who are making the purchasing requests
    • Ensure risks and issues are appropriately mitigated or escalated to protect the business from risk of loss.
    • Take responsibility for supporting sustainability initiatives in support of our vision and mission.
    • Ensure a thorough knowledge of your Health & Safety responsibilities.
    • Always strive to work in a manner safe to yourself and others and report any hazards immediately.
    • Actively participate in addressing Safety, Health and Environmental issues affecting the production areas, ensuring the relevant S, H&E checks are carried out.
    • Full knowledge of the Plant Emergency Procedures and associated responses are required.

    About your company initiatives:

    • Take responsibility for the health and safety of yourself and others whilst at work and to comply with the company’s policies and legislation.
    • Support company initiatives and demonstrate company values.
    • To comply with all legal, regulatory and statutory obligations applicable to the role.
    • Participate in training and personal development activities as required
    • Be flexible in undertaking the duties and responsibilities attached to your role, carry out any other reasonable tasks as required by the company.
    • Lots of room for personal and professional development.
    • An international team.
    • Good primary and secondary employment conditions and an attractive pension scheme.
    • A bonus scheme of max. 10% based on stated business results.
    • A Happy Workplace with 350 involved colleagues and lots of room for personal development.

    Argent Energy offers a solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and makes new natural raw materials and thus limits the use of fossil fuels. Upcycling natural raw materials such as frying fat and animal fats limits the use of fossil fuels. By producing biofuel, Argent Energy makes a direct contribution to climate change! Argent Energy has been part of the Swire Group since November 2018. John Swire & Sons Ltd. stems from a family business founded in 1816, which in 200 years has grown into a global company with various interests in aviation, maritime, food, trading and industry.

    We can't wait to meet you, send us your Dutch and English resume today!


    • Procurement experience in a process manufacturing environment.
    • Qualified or studying member of a relevant institute, for example Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply or equivalent.
    • Exposure to tendering activities across multiple categories.
    • Knowledge of operating across a multi-location industry.
    • Exposure to continuous improvement, lean or other process improvement techniques.
    • Previous use of ERP systems such as SAP or Oracle.
    • Use of all Microsoft Office packages.
    • Intermediate Excel skills.
    • Exposure to handling contracts and legal documents so that contract terms and conditions can be assessed and clauses presenting business risk are identified.


    • Written skills, you're able to document tenders, contracts and interpret contract terms and conditions.
    • Presentation skills, you're able to interpret business requirements and explain this to the supply chain.
    • Negotiation skills, you're able to challenge and drive for the best business outcome.
    • People skills, you're able to motivate and develop a small team.
    • Influencing skills, you're able to convince business colleagues who are not direct reports to follow due process.
    • Engagement skills, you're able to build successful working relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers.
    • Analytical skills – you're able to calculate financial commitments, cost savings and interpret financial data for ease of business use.

    Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.

    Any questions?

    Then contact Richard Witte (HR Manager). Richard can be reached by phone at 020-2192930.

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