Vacature Purchaser

Purchaser in Gorinchem

The role of Purchaser is within the Supply Chain department of Damen Workboats, containing the teams Procurement, Material Coordination, Category Management and Standards & Documentation.

The role

Get ready to embark on an exhilarating journey in your role as a Purchaser! You're about to dive headfirst into the world of procuring components like engines, systems, windows, valves, and more - all essential for the production of high quality workboats at our shipyards located in Vietnam, Turkey, China, and Abu Dhabi!

Our shipyards are a hive of activity, producing a remarkable number of workboats each year, and guess what? We're not just building them as-is; using our standardized solutions we're crafting vessels precisely to our clients' unique needs. It's all about keeping that workflow super smooth and to maximize economies of scale.

Your mission? Ensuring a swift and seamless procurement process for mostly standardized components, with prices neatly mapped out in our framework agreements. It's like a symphony, and you're the conductor ensuring every note is perfectly timed.

But that's not all, our Procurement team is currently riding the wave of transformation! We're shifting gears from a project-centric approach to a sleek, category-focused model. In this role, you'll be part of a dynamic, collaborative team, working hand in hand to guarantee that our materials arrive on time, within budget, and at the highest quality standards for our vessels.

And here's the cherry on top: you'll have the incredible opportunity to join forces with our Category Management colleagues to supercharge Supplier Performance and ignite thrilling Supplier Development initiatives. Together, we'll sail toward new horizons of excellence! Let's make waves and set sail to a future brimming with possibilities!

Key accountabilities

As a Purchaser in the Workboats division, you will be:

  • Proactively collaborationg with internal and external stakeholders and escalating potential risks in a timely manner;
  • Embracing a teamwork-oriented approach and actively participating in team-established processes and workflows;
  • Contributing actively to improvement programs and events aimed at optimizing our global supply chain for goods;
  • Continuously assessing and aligning procurement set-up and planning with the Material Coordinator and the shipyard to ensure a seamless production planning;
  • Maintaining real-time awareness of delivery statuses and promptly updating this information in our ERP program;
  • Demonstrating the ability to early identify and mitigate risks within the supply chain;
  • Taking responsibility for complete and correct purchase record information in our ERP system;
  • Engaging in supplier performance and supplier development discussions, ensuring operational alignment with our procurement and logistics processes.

Skills & experience

To be succesful in this role as a Purchaser, you bring:

  • A Bachelor degree preferably in Logistics, Supply Chain or Industrial Engineering;
  • and/or at least 3 years working in an International Supply Chain or a Procurement role, preferably in a process driven industry;
  • Experience with working in a commercial environment;
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Dutch, both spoken and written;
  • Experience with working in ERP systems (knowledge of SAP is a pre);
  • A hands-on mentality, with a service-oriented approach.

What we offer

We want to make sure you are happy in your role, so we will support you to develop yourself in this position. We are a growing organization where innovation is the driving force. Entrepreneurship is in our DNA, and that's why we continue to grow and innovate and offer plenty of opportunities.

We offer you:

  • Personal guidance, freedom, varied work and a work environment where your opinion counts;
  • An excellent benefits package tailored to your experience and education level;
  • A dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation;
  • An open, informal, no-nonsense culture with short communication lines;
  • An active social environment in terms of business culture, events and sports.


  • Referentienummer NL02064

  • Plaatsingsdatum

  • Sluitingsdatum

  • Locatie Gorinchem

  • Land Nederland

  • Teams General

  • Product Group Damen Workboats

  • Company Damen Shipyards Gorinchem

Salaris:onbekend – onbekend
Uren per week:1 – 40

Heb je interesse in deze vacature en wil je graag op deze functie solliciteren? Neem dan contact op met Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding via onbekend of onbekend. Of bezoek hun website onbekend.

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