Senior Purchaser

In the position of Senior Purchaser at our headquarters in Doetinchem you are responsible for the purchase of material from a diversity of suppliers. You select the best suiting supplier for an order, ensure that the agreements, both price and planning, correspond to the projects in progress and align your purchasing portfolio strategy with the goals of our organization. In this position, you operate at both tactical and operational procurement levels.

The Purchasing & Planning department is faced daily with the task of ensuring that our projects can be carried out worldwide and that all the necessary materials will be at the customer’s site on time, according to engineering specifications and within budget. Especially the quality (we have high demands) must be guaranteed, so we can always guarantee the functionality of our solutions to our customers.

In this position you will be working in a dynamic team consisting of 10+ colleagues. No day is the same and as a team you ensure that all purchasing & planning related activities run smoothly. Does this appeal to you? Read on and apply!

What does the job entail?

As Senior Purchaser you are responsible for the direct deliveries of materials to our international construction sites. These are the deliveries from our suppliers that are delivered directly to the project sites, without the intervention of our production and shipping departments located in Doetinchem and the Czech Pardubice. This material is purchased on a project basis and is largely seen on site for the first time. Maintaining a good relationship with our suppliers is one of your priorities and you are keen on the continuity of deliveries in terms of time and quality.

Other core duties of yours include:

  • Establishing strategies for various purchasing portfolios in conjunction with other departments
  • Selecting appropriate suppliers for designed strategies
  • Represent our values and needs to suppliers
  • Negotiate project contracts and framework agreements
  • Advise project managers on the best supplier per project
  • Support suppliers in the introduction of new NEDCON products
  • Develop and monitor performance indicators; you will maintain a supplier database and perform regular audits

Would you like to receive more information about this position from a future colleague? Call Wout Smans (Procurement Manager) on +31 6 30 19 08 75.

Do you have a question for a future colleague?

Wout Smans
Wout Smans

Who are we looking for?

You are someone who can keep a good overview, makes decisions easily and is able to switch quickly. You communicate clearly and easily with others, because you talk to many people inside and outside our organization every day. You are also change-oriented and always put the interests of the team first. Do you also like to travel? On average you will visit our (international) suppliers once a month.

Furthermore you have:

  • At least 5 years of experience working in an (international) supply chain environment on a tactical/strategic level
  • Experience with working within project driven organizations
  • Affinity with the procurement of goods & services
  • A completed college degree in the field of purchasing and/or logistics, or similar
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Office applications
  • Knowledge and experience of working in SAP is an advantage
  • Good command of the English language. Dutch and/or German is an advantage

For more information, please contact our Corporate Recruiter, Sander Liebrand, on +31 6 12 57 50 52 or by email at

Broaden your horizon at NEDCON. Ready? Let's go!

Questions about the vacancy?

Sander Liebrand
Sander Liebrand
Corporate Recruiter

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We have arranged a suitable time by mail. During this telephone conversation we can already get acquainted and you can ask us questions. We would like to get to know you better and that is why we also have a number of questions for you such as your expectations of NEDCON, the reason you applied at NEDCON and your salary indication. We ask these questions to clarify the expectations from both sides.


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During the first meeting, we can show you NEDCON and we can get to know each other. We will discuss the competences you need for the job. For us, it is important that you fit with NEDCON and that we are the desired employer for you.


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Are we and you enthusiastic? Then we would like to invite you for a second interview. In this conversation we discuss in detail the content of the position, the team and the department. Depending on your position, we ask you to give a presentation or we use an assessment.


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We know enough after two job interviews. We have a good picture of you and hopefully you are excited to work at NEDCON. We offer you a one-year contract with the intention to convert this into permanent employment.

We have favorable working conditions such as a working week until Friday 3 pm, an informal, pleasant working environment with nice colleagues, many fun activities such as staff parties, summer BBQ, Christmas drinks, team outings, Friday afternoon drinks and every day cheap and fresh lunches in our own company restaurant. We also offer you a package of financially attractive employment conditions such as bonus scheme, travel allowance, profit sharing, pension scheme and collective schemes such as the voestalpine share plan, health insurance, business travel insurance and accident insurance.

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The NEDCON head office is located in Doetinchem (The Netherlands). We also have our own production facility in Pardubice (Czech Republic) and there are NEDCON offices in various European countries and the United States..

The Netherlands
The Netherlands
Nijverheidsweg 26
7005 BJ Doetinchem
+31 314 33 44 55
10053 Simonson Road, Suite 1
45030 Harrison OH
+1 513 367 2656
NEDCON Lagertechnik GmbH
Dinxperloer Stra├če 18-20
46399 Bocholt
+49 2871 4789
27, Rue Jean Wenger Valentin
F-67000 Strasbourg
+33 3 88 56 05 55
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
NEDCON Bohemia, s.r.o.
Holandská 34
53301 Pardubice
+420 467 002 111