Tactical Project Purchaser

Referencenumber MIIV02994, Vlissingen , Nederland

Project Management

Are you ready to craft maritime excellence in picturesque Zeeland with one of the world's leading shipbuilders?

Our client is looking for a Tactical (Project) Purchaser with an eye and drive towards innovation. Under the guidance of the Project Manager Procurement, and together with one or multiple project teams, you will procure products, materials, services, and outsourcing activities on time, within budget, and according to project scope and requirements.


What are you going to do as Tactical Project Purchaser?

  • Monitoring and tracking cost trends for key commodities.
  • Ensuring supplier contracts are comprehensive and accurate, accounting for all cost variables.
  • Conducting research, qualification, and evaluation of suppliers and subcontractors on a project-by-project basis.
  • Initiating market research and fostering supplier development to establish and maintain a reliable supply base.
  • Driving supplier improvement initiatives based on supplier qualification and evaluation.
  • Collaborating in category management, including defining and executing effective category strategies.
  • Providing accurate data for budgeting and cost price calculations.
  • Developing and maintaining evaluations for quotations and essential performance metrics.
  • Managing and coordinating the entire procurement process, from specification to selection, evaluation, contracting, contract management, and post-contract support, following established procedures and project boundaries.
  • Creating proposals for standardization, establishing framework contracts, and rigorously monitoring and maintaining them.

Job requirements

What would we like to see in your profile?

  • A relevant technical degree, combined with at least 4 years of relevant experience in a technical role.
  • A solid experience in procurement, ideally in large and complex projects.
  • Negotiation skills, organizational skills, and proactive approach.
  • Proficiency in English, ideally also in Dutch.
  • EU citizenship (mandatory). NON EU candidates, even if residing in the Netherlands, cannot be considered for the role.


A new career opportunity comes with a comprehensive compensation package. For the role of Tactical Project Buyer, this package includes:

  • Depending on your experience, an annual gross salary up to € 65.000 per year.
  • 25 holidays. 
  • Additional holidays (ADV).
  • Paid National Holidays.
  • Commuting costs compensation.
  • Relocation support (one-off allowance, housing advice, registration).
  • 30% ruling (expat tax advantage) support.
  • Language course (Dutch/German) up to € 600.
  • A social environment with many events throughout the year. 
  • The possibility to participate to industry events (METSTRADE, Offshore Energy, SMM).


Company Profile

Our client is a part of a global brand in the shipbuilding industry, combining modern technology with a tradition reaching back two centuries. Experience in design, engineering and construction of hundreds of naval and commercial vessels makes this company a successful and reliable specialist who sets high standards for employees as well as partners. This company offers a possibility to join high-end projects and solve complex engineering problems, while allowing access to a wide network and resources at a unique location by the Dutch coast.