Category Buyer

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We are looking for medior hands on candidates 3-5 years experience who are interested in a 'deta vast' option. Some experience with purchase and a commercial mind.

Reporting line

Reports hierarchically to Vice President Global Purchasing and functionally to the Category Manager.
Role context. Liaises with Procurement Rabobank, suppliers, Corporate Legal, Finance and Risk department and internal stakeholders within the business units. All levels described in this reference job profile require at least the equivalent of 5 years of relevant work experience and an academic level of thinking.

Purpose of the job
Responsible for the optimal balance of cost, value and risk in new contracts and renewals with the suppliers utilized by DLL.

Organizational context 
DLL and Rabobank Global Purchasing Policies
 Category management policies
 Vendor contracts of DLL and Rabobank
 Global Categories strategies
 Local regulations on procurement and outsourcing

Typical KPI 
Appropriate and compliant contract structures
 Contract savings
 Engaged supplier and optimized supplier performance


  1. New contracts and renewals

Negotiate new contracts and renewals, implement and execute functional contract management of contracts where no business contract management function exists, to achieve cost savings for the DLL group and to protect the interests of DLL. Provide insight in contract renewals and execution, timelines and issues throughout the year. Contracts striking the right balance between cost savings, value, risks, legal protections and long-term viability of partnership with supplier.

  1. Sourcing Initiatives

Execute sourcing initiatives. Sourcing initiatives are executed in line with strategy and compliancy requirements. Qualitative Purchase Orders are timely issued to suppliers.

  1. Strategic Sourcing Initiatives

Support the Category Manager in executing strategic sourcing initiatives. Sourcing initiatives are executed in line with strategy and compliancy. A validated sourcing strategy for contracts > € 100 K is in place before going to market.

  1. Request For Proposal (RFP)

Execute right application of RFP procedures. Insight for all stakeholders in RFP procedures, timelines and decisions.

  1. Key contract and supplier data

Manage key contract and supplier data in order to provide senior management with decision support information. Up-to-date data of contracts (schedules/renewals), materials (policies/procedures), services (authorization) and information (key supplier scorecards ) in DLL systems and tools .

  1. Sourcing practices

Implement and monitor sourcing practices within DLL. Insight in all sourcing agreements, in the demand for products and services within DLL and in sourcing opportunities that match DLL’s strategic agenda.

  1. Subject matter expert

Acting as subject matter expert for the category. Up-to-date knowledge within category, contracting and licensing practices and preferred suppliers.







Interested? Send your CV (word), motivation (max 2000 characters) and sharp hourly rate incl travel expenses before 16 October 10.00 o'clock

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