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Manager Sourcing EU
Manager Sourcing EU
Do you want to contribute on a strategic level? Are you a team player with sourcing experience and able to work in a multidisciplinary and international environment to achieve best results for our products in terms of added value, quality and competitiveness? If the answer is 'yes', then we are looking for you!
Vanderlande is dedicated to improving its customers’ business processes and competitive position. We are the expert in automated material handling systems, which we mainly deliver to our customers by executing projects that focus on design, own manufacturing, 3rd party supply and installation of these systems. Our systems and associated services enable fast, reliable, goods handling in distribution centers, parcel and postal sortation facilities, as well as baggage handling at airports.
The Global Supply Chain organization plays a key role in the world-wide deliveries of products and services to Vanderlande solutions and consist of 3 Supply Chain Centers (SCC) in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Strategic Sourcing Europe is part of SCC Europe and is responsible for both Product- and Non Product related sourcing. The department is tasked to develop and maintain a stable and competitive supply base to support Vanderlande’s projects, services and sustainable profitability. Within Vanderlande, the department operates on both strategical and tactical level. There is a high degree of cooperation with R&D, Engineering, Quality, Service, Projects and other Supply Chain departments around the globe.
We are looking for a Manager Strategic Sourcing EU responsible for the sourcing of categories related to Vanderlande Industries designed Equipment.
In this position, you lead the EU sourcing team for Vanderlande designed equipment , and play an essential part in assuring that we can fulfill our high growth ambitions. The sourcing team at Vanderlande is responsible for the implementation and realization of our sourcing strategy, through global category management, sourcing, supply chain and tactical supplier management.
As Sourcing Manager you will work within an ambitious and dynamic international organization, reporting in a matrix structure and representing Sourcing in the SCC EU Management team.
As Manager Sourcing EU you are responsible for the category group Vanderlande Industries Equipment. This category group contains a variety of sub-categories of mechanical/electrical components & assemblies. For these categories you will develop a strategy with your peers in Asia and North America under leadership of the Global Category Manager VI equipment and implement this in your specific region. Together as one global team you ensure the performance of your supply base on quality, delivery, service and cost competitiveness. You negotiate best contract conditions for Vanderlande and ensure a healthy relationships with your suppliers. Next to this you will also manage a few of our key assembly suppliers.
Last but not least: you will develop the team to a best in class sourcing team supporting the business in their growth ambitions by coaching and actively supporting the sourcing managers in their day to day job.
Your position responsibilities:
In this role, you will:
Manage a team of Sourcing Managers (7 direct reports).
Identify the human resources needs, recruit with integrity, hire talented individuals and manage the growth and performance of the team
Develop and implement a strategic sourcing plan for EU with the objective to get and keep the best supply base that is fully aligned with and covers the needs of Vanderlande’s business units
Manage and support the development and implementation of category strategies for categories like mechanical equipment & electrical equipment that are aligned with the needs of the business units
Manage the stakeholder buy in to ensure that the implementation of the strategy is effective
Develop and manage a supply base and build long-term strategic relationships with key supply partners in each category to support the Vanderlande businesses with a competitive advantage.
Manage the process of supplier selection, in line with the objectives of the category strategies.
Define expectations, create measures and implement strategies to improve supplier performance on Quality, Logistics, Technology, Total Cost and Sustainability.
Work closely together with other departments with SCC EU, which are involved in the sales and execution of projects to make sure we make optimal use of the supply base
Work closely together with the Manager Strategic Sourcing and local sourcing managers of other SCC’s in North Amerika and Asia-Pacific.
Drive supply chain management systems, procedures and work instructions compliancy
Improve and enforce the use of contract templates for the legal engagement of suppliers in collaboration with Legal Corporate Counsel.
A Master Degree in technical business, engineering, supply or supply chain management
Experience in a project-based industry is preferred.
10+ years of progressive experience in Sourcing, Procurement and Supply Chain, including a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience.
Strong analytical capabilities and result driven
Strong stakeholder management and ability to influence at multiple levels in the organization
Sharp team player and active listener.
Excellent organization and negotiation skills
Strong people management skills and ability to coach, encourage, defend, and persuade others in a fast moving and challenging environment.
Global point of view and international experience, moving seamlessly between cultures.
Willingness to travel internationally.
Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports – from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi – and in the parcel market, for main players such as UPS and FedEx. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of solutions for warehousing giants, including Amazon and Walmart, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services.
If you aspire to a position of responsibility – and want to make a difference by facilitating the delivery of what matters most to consumers, passengers and businesses – then the next step on your path to global opportunities is to join Vanderlande. As part of our network and unique culture of freedom and flexibility, you will be connected to our dedicated people, build strong relationships and rise to the challenge of industry-leading projects.
You will grow, take ownership and make every day better as you continue on the road to success with your spirit of adventure – and fulfil your ambitions for personal development through our Academy. Vanderlande will give you the necessary knowledge, tools and support, so that together we have the confidence and ability to exceed our customers’ expectations in over 100 countries.
To achieve our collective goals, you will have a hands-on role working in a positive environment to deliver tangible, state-of-the-art products and improve the competitiveness of our highly visible customers. As an integral part of our team, you will have the enthusiasm and be driven to reach our destination before your next journey with Vanderlande begins…
This challenging position offers the chance to contribute to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande Industries, a company which is already years in a row chosen as “Top employer” in the Netherlands.
We offer a fulltime position in an informal, professional work and technical innovative environment with a lot of possibilities to develop yourself.
Besides your salary, we offer you the following:
27 holidays & 13 ADV days (based on fulltime)
Flexible working hours
Collective Pension and insurance
If the role of Manager Strategic Sourcing EU appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information, please contact Tjalling Kraak (Specialist Recruitment) on +31 413 49 30 24.