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As an operational buyer, you will be responsible for purchasing goods, materials, and services to ensure that the company's operational needs are met. Negotiate price, ensure adherence to quality standards, and ensure on-time delivery to ensure continuity of supply chain.


•Manages supplier quality & on-time-delivery (OTD) performance and develops improvement plans to maintain uninterrupted production;

•Predicts and resolves site-specific material planning issues and take up immediate actions in the event of material shortages & supply risk;

•Manage inventory levels to achieve yearly turn rate while improving customer service levels;

•Resolve and escalate blocked supplier invoices;

•Actively engages with the operation team and key stakeholders, provides a high level of responsiveness and communication as it pertains to supply chain needs;

•Apply Business Systems (DBS) tools. (e.g., Daily Management, Standard Work, PSP - Problem Solving Process, Kaizen, Kanban, IMAG - Inventory Management at Gemba) to identify and close gaps in planning processes, to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO);



•Bachelor’s degree in business, or supply chain, or engineering, or equivalent work experience preferred;

•Excellent communication skills (oral & written) and analytical skills with the ability to manage supplier relationships;

•Utilizes critical thinking to drive problem-solving methods to solve complex problems;

•Independent, flexible, reliable, team-, goal- and customer-oriented;

•Proven ability to execute and deliver on commitments;

•Proficiency in PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook;

•Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems 

•Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, Dutch spoken is not necessary but nice to have;

•Living in the Netherlands? YES!Candidates from outside Europe no need to apply please!




•Convincing others;

•Result oriented;

•Commercial attitude.


You will be seconded on a contingency basis through Yacht's against an excellent remuneration package for 6 to 12 months!


If you thrive in making a positive impact on the world in a high-expectations environment where challenging the status quo and driving continuous improvement is the way of life - then this high-tech company with it's main focus on sustainable products this is the company for you!

We are seeking a working student / temporary support as operational buyer who is passionate about driving customer stratification, supply continuity and operational excellence to the business.

Our client is a global leader in hydrology and meteorology sensors, stations, and intelligent networks. Solutions provide valuable insights that help Water and Weather Experts protect lives, the environment and infrastructure. We serve customers worldwide with Sales and Service coverage in more than 90 countries and production facilities in the United States, Germany and The Netherlands.


Inclusiviteit en diversiteit

Uiteraard staat deze vacature open voor iedereen die zich hierin herkent. We geloven dat diverse teams van belang zijn voor ons als lerende organisatie, die voorop wil blijven lopen in de wereld van werk. Want juist verschillen tussen mensen zorgen voor groei. Van collega's, klanten, kandidaten en daarmee van Yacht. Heb jij een uniek talent? We ontmoeten je graag.

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