Position is Filled
Opportunity:Procurement Director (18054)
Location:Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Date Posted:1/28/2019

This position has been filled - We are no longer accepting applicants for this position.

*Candidates without Consumer Packaged Goods industry experience AND/OR living outside the Benelux/NRW (Germany) will NOT be considered.


Our client is part of an international global group producing and marketing a broad variety of consumer packaged goods. The family owned group employs 5000+ people that offer high quality products in more than 100 countries. For the Adhesives Division, holding an outstanding and leading portfolio of brands, we are currently searching for a Procurement Director, headquartered in the Netherlands.

Role Description

The Procurement Director is responsible for the overall procurement strategy and contribution towards expansion of the organization. Sourcing activities are focused on Europe and the Far East. In a high dynamic market, this role is responsible for developing the organization and the purchasing team towards the next level. Setting up and further improvement of supplier risk management, supplier scouting and contracting. Ensuring high quality through SLAs, vendor rating, cost improvement and process optimization are part of the job. Furthermore you will contribute to the ambitious growth plans globally, developing an optimal Supply Chain. You will lead a team of 5 purchasers located in the Netherlands and Germany. The role itself reports into the General Manager Production and Supply Chain who is based in Germany.

Ideal Candidate

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration and/or Engineering.
  • Minimum of 10-15 years of experience in a variety of progressive roles within Supply Chain Operations.
  • Successful track-record in Procurement Management (Scouting, Sourcing and Purchasing).
  • Experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods and Manufacturing; experience with the designing-process of moulds would be considered a strong plus.
  • Significant experience with international suppliers and ability to manage and work effectively across different cultures in different countries.
  • Experience in the Far East is strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required. Dutch and German are a big plus.

Personal Skills

  • Quick thinker with well-developed analytical skills and numerical acumen. Ability to recognize market opportunities and present a clear strategic vision to improve the procurement/supply chain strategy.
  • Entrepreneurial, creative, driven and able to think out-of-the-box.
  • Well-organized professional that brings in system, structure and efficiency in a changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization as well as at suppliers.
  • Excellent leadership skills in order to grow the purchasing team members.
  • Hungry and ambitious to achieve excellent results.


If you are interested please apply via the ‘Apply’ button and submit your CV in English and Word format, and application letter if desired. Reference and diploma checks are standard part of the procedure; assessment, background checks and pre-employment screening may also be part of the procedure. For more information, please contact Amber Valk at +31 20 697 14 10.

BuildDate: Tue Jun 13 2017 18:09:08 GMT+0200 (CEST)