Supply Chain- & Purchase Manager

Supply Chain- & Purchase Manager (permanent position)


We are looking for a Supply Chain Manager (permanent position) for a customer. The customer is an international firm in the Eindhoven area.

The role of Supply Chain- & Purchase manager is fast-paced and diverse, with a high potential to develop oneself with- and within the company.

Key Tasks

  • Development and implementation of the supply chain process and strategy.
  • Design and implement supply chain that supports business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.
  • Optimization of the logistics processes, as well as of the flows of product.
  • Coordination and control of all processes, including inventory management, freight management, production planning, and material management.
  • Planning and control of trans-shipment activities.
  • Budget management.
  • Leading management of change processes.
  • Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, and to provide performance feedback in order to improve the distribution service.
  • Negotiate with suppliers and freight forwarders.
  • Secure corrective actions or new guidelines, either internal or legal.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Perform all other tasks/ functions as directed.
  • This position may require up to 20% travel.


  • Responsible for the purchases and logistic procedures, and all daily processes.
  • Selects and evaluates suppliers, contractors and other service suppliers.
  • Implements department KPI’s and PI’s, and manages targets accordingly.
  • Manages and monitors that goods are stored and dispatched, and supervision upon return of surplus materials or repairable items.
  • Monitors that goods and materials are delivered in the most effective and efficient manner, arrive in good condition, and within the agreed time limit.
  • Maintains a proper purchase- and contract administration.
  • Sees to it that non-compliance is identified in an early stage, preventing interruption, delays, and unnecessary costs.

What we are looking for

  • Bachelor’s or Master degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain, Operations, or procurement related field.
  • Significant experience/ minimum of 3 years in Purchase Management, within an international company.
  • You need to be a natural networker, able to adjust between different cultures.
  • Hands on and ‘can do’ mentality.
  • Experience within the electronic industry.
  • Strong and demonstrable project management skills: planning & coordinating.
  • Communicating & influencing, achieving milestones, resolving issues and managing risks.
  • Strong project leadership, ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Innovative, passionate, and able to inspire people.
  • Good communication skills, and a pro-active and problem-solving approach.
  • Excellent verbal- and written knowledge of the English language.


If you have any remaining questions regarding this vacancy, do not hesitate to contact Paul Rademaker ( or Heiko Vetkamp (