Manager Procurement

EuroSort 's-Graveland

What is required?

  • Completed higher professional education (hbo) and/or university education, preferably in the field of procurement/supply chain management, Business Administration, Commercial Economics or Organizational Science
  • Education possibly supplemented with procurement-related courses such as NEVI-1 / NEVI-2
  • General legal knowledge and experience
  • At least 7 years of experience in a managerial (procurement) position, preferably in the manufacturing industry
  • Demonstrable knowledge in setting up and professionalizing a Procurement organization
  • Ability to lead, coach and inspire a team
  • Strong diplomatic, communicative and commercial skills
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language, both verbally and in writing
  • Entrepreneurial, active, innovative, creative, and result-oriented

What will you get?

  • €6,000 - €8,000 gross per month (based on knowledge and experience)
  • 32 to 40-hour working week
  • 30 vacation days (full-time basis)
  • Opportunities for further education, training, and courses
  • Remote work options, bonus scheme
  • Daily fresh fruit, friday afternoon drinks, monthly joint lunch
  • Company car, phone and laptop

What will you do?

  • 15% Optimizing costs and performance with other departments
  • 10% Developing new methods for acquiring goods and services
  • 30% Implementing changes within the Procurement organization and building trust and loyalty
  • 15% Actively monitoring market trends
  • 10% Building collaborations with suppliers
  • 10% Managing, coaching, and guiding the team
  • 10% Ensuring a digitalized source-to-pay process

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.


Acquisition based on this advertisement is not appreciated. We usually fill the vacancies ourselves and in exceptional cases we work with preferred suppliers.

As a Manager Procurement at EuroSort, you are responsible for developing, implementing and managing the procurement strategy. In this role, you have the opportunity to shape and lead the Procurement department, a relatively new entity within the organization. You will involve the internal organization in the transformation of the procurement function with the goal of further professionalizing and optimizing it.

You are responsible for all procurement categories, both 'Product Related' and 'Non-Product Related'. You develop a multi-year strategic procurement plan with a strong focus on Total Cost, delivery reliability, security, risk minimization and contract management optimization. Additionally, you focus on improving supplier performance and achieving savings in line with company objectives.

Another important part of your work is the supplier selection process and the successful implementation of contractual agreements. Together with your team, you ensure that these agreements are monitored throughout the relationship in terms of quality, delivery performance, innovation, and total costs (QLTC). Moreover, you ensure that both your department and the entire organization have transparent and effective contract management, which you manage adequately.

You lead a team consisting of three Purchasers and a Procurement Assistant. You are not only a Manager but also an inspirer and coach for your team. You report to the Operations Director. In strategic decisions, you advise the Management of EuroSort and guide the decision-making process.

If you love the procurement profession, enjoy actively working with others and find it challenging to deal with potential resistance and changes, then this is a job for you.

Working week

Manager Procurement

On an enjoyable day, collaboration with various departments goes smoothly, leading to efficient and effective procurement strategies that support the company's objectives.

On a less enjoyable day, you experience challenges such as unexpected price increases from suppliers or resistance to changes in the procurement strategy.

  • 09:00
  • 10:00
  • 11:00
  • 12:00
  • 13:00
  • 14:00
  • 15:00
  • 16:00
  • 17:00
    • Developing new procurement methods
    • Lunch
    • Contact with suppliers
    • Improving costs and performance in cooperation with other departments
    • Keeping up with market trends
    • Lunch
    • Working on source-to-pay process
    • Coaching and guiding the team
    • Developing new procurement methods
    • Coaching and guiding the team
    • Improving costs and performance in cooperation with other departments
    • Contact with suppliers
    • Working on source-to-pay process
    • One-on-one with Manager
    • Lunch
    • Meeting with supplier
    • Developing new procurement methods

Firsthand experience

You are dealing with a key supplier who regularly has supply issues. What do you do?

In this situation, it is your task to respond quickly and strategically. You develop an action plan in collaboration with other departments within EuroSort, aimed at minimizing the impact and maintaining the quality of procurement.


EuroSort highly values personal development. There are many opportunities to follow trainings, courses, and further education. Currently, EuroSort is developing a training policy to give more concrete shape to this.

Manager Procurement

Working at EuroSort

EuroSort B.V. is specialised in the development and assembly of high volume sorting systems for various applications. Think of order processing, returns, counting and sorting by size, colour, type of products, e-commerce and cross docking. The company was founded in 2001 and believes in qualitative simplicity. Therefore, the sorting solutions are always simple, robust and made of high quality materials and components. This combination creates a system that optimises the work process and makes it more efficient, saves valuable floor space and improves and increases productivity.

  • Founded in 2001
  • Headquarters in 's-Graveland
  • Globally active, branches in the Netherlands, Spain and North America
  • 180 employees
  • Average age 45 years
  • Hybrid working in office positions
  • Safety workwear is mandatory in the warehouse and is provided by EuroSort


Sjoerd van Schie - Mechanical Installation Coordinator

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I already worked freelance for this company as an installation supervisor and was asked to do the coordination. It is a young dynamic company that is active worldwide: as a mechanic this gave me the opportunity to travel while working. In this way I gained some nice experiences and now I supervise the installations.

What was your previous job?
Freelance mechanic/assembly supervisor, elevator mechanic and animal caretaker.

What do you do in your spare time?

Wiebe de Jong - Manager TECH

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I started as an intern (Engineer) when the company only had a few employees (almost nineteen years ago). The type of company has always given me opportunities to develop and grow in the organization. It has never been boring as the company and product continues to evolve. The company is always open to new ideas.

What did you study?
Mechanical engineering.

What do you do in your spare time?
Hockey, Formula 1, enjoy drinks on a terrace and play sports.

Andre Meulman - PLC Software Engineer, Control department

Why did you decide to work for this company?
With a predilection for technology, I have always been looking for a working environment in which I have to deal with multiple techniques. At EuroSort, various systems come together in the control of the sorting installations. From controlling various sensors, actuators, motors and servo drives, to communication between different systems, such as servers, HMI and cameras.

What was your previous job?
PLC Software Engineer IA.

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy doing water sports or hiking.

Marco Vonk - Purchaser

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I started in 2011 as an Engineer at EuroSort. In addition, I did project-related purchases. Due to the dynamic growth of EuroSort, I have gradually started to concentrate and professionalize myself more in the field of purchasing. Partly because the organization feels great, from which we get satisfaction together, this is a huge stimulus to develop myself further and to keep the enthusiasm high. This is an advantage of EuroSort for me!

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