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Senior Buyer

Sector Location Job type Salary
€70,000 - €80,000
Date added
8 February, 2023

Job Description

EMEA Recruitment is delighted to partner with a world market leader in floor coverings for both the project and consumer markets in its search for a Senior Buyer.


The business is active in 26 countries globally, with a strong focus on sustainability and ethics.


Senior Buyer, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands


As a Senior Buyer there will be an amazing opportunity to develop your career up to a Category Manager as you learn the role.


You will be part of the ten-strong central Purchasing team responsible for drawing up a solid strategy for each category, managing the relationships with suppliers and realising the added value per category.


Primary duties of the Senior Buyer:

  • This portfolio includes the following categories: ocean freight, road freight, warehousing, electrical/mechanical maintenance and spare parts - total portfolio €90m
  • Participate in cross-functional projects to address innovations, limit costs, reduce risk, and optimise the quality of products and internal services quality
  • Set up your supplier segmentation analyses, developments and supplier performance evaluations
  • Monitor and approve purchase order numbers


Skills and experience required:

  • 3 - 6 years of purchasing experience in the manufacturing market
  • Dutch and English, both written and spoken
  • Strong analytical skills, with a desire to grow in responsibility
  • Purchasing experience within a matrix environment would be an advantage
  • Strong stakeholder management, with a proven track record of cost savings



EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.