Head of purchasing

Fulltime - 40 hours
location Leiden, The Netherlands

Flex IT is Europe’s thought leader in Circular IT hardware and is growing rapidly in the European market. To further substantiate our business, Flex IT is looking to hire a Head of Purchasing & Stock management (21FTE). In this role you will be challenged to roll up your sleeves and take charge of the entire Category team; providing strategic input in areas such as Supplier Management, Stock Management, Assortment Planning, Auctions and last but not least Vendor Management. In this function you will be an integral part of the Commercial Department by leading demand planning based upon our customer needs within Europe.

 

Flex IT is a fun, fast moving International company, with a strong focus on sustainability, we embrace colleagues who breathe these values and push together with our Flex IT family, the circular IT market forwards.

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Hilbert van Alphen

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This is a phenomenal role for an ambitious professional. The successful applicant thrives in an entrepreneurial environment with a positive attitude to jump in where necessary.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

In this role you will be leading the Category Team and you take care of the availability and product management of the Flex IT product range. You will take charge in determining the purchasing direction and demand planning. You will set the purchasing strategy and you will lead the team to an automized way of working.

 

  • You will evaluate and grow the supplier pool of Flex IT
  • You will liaise closely with other disciplines such as Head of Sales, Head of Data & Pricing and Finance to set priorities.
  • As Head of Purchasing you will develop your teams strategy, based upon the company strategy. Implementing new processes and systems to prepare for the next chapter of growth.

 

Supplier Management:

  • You will work closely with the Sales Director, to devise the sourcing strategy ensuring that all product channels are fulfilled with preferred vendors.
  • You will take the lead on vendor and long term contract negotiations.
  • You will ensure that all PO Administration is standardized according to best practice.

 

Stock Management:

  • You are responsible to set out the stock strategy and manage that stock targets are realized.
  • You should oversee the aged stock development and be able to create a plan to minimize the loss on obsolete stock.
  • You will empower your team to improve supply chain processes to optimize Flex IT’s stock position.

 

 

 

Assortment Planning:

  • Together with the sales director you are responsible to create a core assortment based on market demands.
  • You will empower the circular growth of our business by innovative additions to our assortment.
  • You will take the lead in digitalizing our business model in the Category Management department.

 

Promoting Category:

  • You’ll be working close with the marketing department to increase the visibility of the products and services in the portfolio.
  • You’ll be working directly with the International Sales Managers to decide and move forward quickly in rolling out changes that bring up our visibility and increase our sales.

 

Auction:

  • Your team is responsible for the auction website and its content.
  • Uploading of new batches on a daily basis to the website & Managing pricing of the batches.
  • Processing won batches and results & taking care of RMA’s or other issues.

 

Vendor Management:

  • Developing and sustaining long-standing relationship with company-approved vendors.
  • You will take the lead on vendor and long-term contract negotiations.
  • You should be detail-oriented and adept at negotiation vendor contract.

Skills & Competences

  • You possess a Bachelor’s degree, diploma, or equivalent in Procurement, Supply Chain or similar.
  • Additional procurement and post-graduate qualifications are a pre.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role within Procurement, Purchasing or Category Management.
  • You hold in-depth knowledge of Category Management and the development of Category Strategies.
  • Through experience you hold expert knowledge in the field of Purchasing, within a similar industry to that of Flex IT.
  • You have exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills, and you are able to liaise with internal and external stakeholders of all levels.
  • You have a “can-do” attitude, result oriented, customer orientation, with a passion for leading your team to success.
  • You have a successful track record in implementing new systems and processes within your field of experience.
  • You should be able to multitask effectively and have problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Your modus operandi

  • You have an innate ability to build relationships.
  • Operating at leadership level, comes natural to you.
  • You are business savvy, and able to take an opportunity when you see one.

What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary package, including secondary benefits.
  • Yearly bonus.
  • The opportunity to travel and get to know our business across all regions.
  • Grow together with us in a industry with huge potential

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