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Group Purchasing Manager

Adres:   Hanzeweg 19
Postcode:  3771NG
Plaats:  Barneveld
Geplaatst op:  30-10-2014

FlexiForce Group B.V., established in 1980, is an ambitious, multinational wholesale and manufacturing company, with subsidiaries in The Netherlands, Hungary, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey, UK, Ireland, China, USA and Canada. Around 715 employees are dedicated to serve customers worldwide with hardware components, hardware kits and electrical operators for industrial and residential sectional overhead doors. The Group headquarters is based in Barneveld, The Netherlands. FlexiForce Group is a global market leader in its industry and a business area within ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems, the Swedish global leading supplier of automated door solutions with 9500 employees and a turnover of EUR 1,4 billion.

We are currently looking for a
Group Purchasing Manager

As Group Purchasing Manager you are responsible for the sourcing and purchasing of the categories related to our product categories. Within ASSA ABLOY some of the spend like Steel, Aluminum, Operators and E-parts, is managed centrally. The responsibility for these categories is with the Assa Abloy Category Managers on divisional level. You will closely work together with these Category Managers. Within Flexiforce Group you will be leading the Global Procurement team (in total 6 members, 2 direct reports). You are responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with key strategic suppliers. Pro-active communication with all suppliers, effective execution of the purchasing process and closing the quality loop, are important aspects in this position. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following: 

  • Research and selection of suppliers, goods and services according to reliability, price, specifications, delivery options, terms and conditions.
  • Sourcing and purchasing new products.
  • Working with R&D / suppliers on alternatives or optimizing our products (cost reduction).
  • Provide sourcing and purchasing support in new product development and operational projects
  • Schedule and initiate requests for quotations. 
  • Negotiate the best possible prices and terms with suppliers.
  • Participate in Group and Divisional purchasing projects to identify and act on synergies
  • Track and report savings against budget including cost avoidance.

As a member of the FlexiForce Group management team, you will report to the CEO of Flexi-Force Group. The position is based in Barneveld (NL). Depending on the projects and the suppliers involved, you will travel internationally.

Applicant qualifications

We think that you have 5 years of relevant international procurement (management) experience in an industrial environment in a similar position. You are experienced and comfortable in acting independently.

Relevant professional education and courses in purchasing (for example NEVI).
Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a international environment. 
Good communication skills in both Dutch and English, verbal and in writing. 
As a person, we think you are a good relationship-builder, business-oriented with strong analytical and communication/negotiation skills, willing to walk the extra mile. We expect you to be a action oriented individual with a high drive and a wish to strengthen our business.

Contact and application
Please forward your application including your resume and motivation letter in Dutch or English asap, to Talent in Motion, Mrs. Marike Oudshoorn,

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.