Senior Buyer 3rd Party Systems

Senior Buyer 3rd Party Systems

EuroSort 's-Graveland

What is required?

  • Completed higher vocational education or university degree, preferably in the field of procurement/supply chain management or (technical) business administration
  • Additional education in procurement-related subjects, such as NEVI-1 / NEVI-2
  • Good knowledge of Dutch law for drafting and handling contracts and general purchasing conditions
  • Extensive experience (5 years) as a Senior Purchaser, preferably in the manufacturing industry
  • Good advisory and negotiation skills and the ability to convince stakeholders
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of ERP and/or other procurement-related automation
  • Analytical and numerical insight; technical insight is a plus
  • Good command of Dutch and English, both verbally and in writing
  • Driven, innovative, active, strategic, responsible and results-oriented

What will you get?

  • €4,000 - €6,000 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?

  • 20% Continuously improving and optimizing processes
  • 20% Sourcing suppliers
  • 15% Selecting suppliers
  • 15% Negotiating and drafting contracts
  • 15% Specifying product requirements
  • 15% Developing and implementing strategic and tactical procurement activities

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 Senior Buyer 3rd Party Systems at EuroSort, you are responsible for managing the procurement of complex mechanical systems. You ensure the sourcing, supplier qualification, contracting and management of supplier relationships. Your tasks are carried out according to the QLTC methodology, focusing on quality, logistics, technology, and total costs, to achieve the goals of both the team and the organization.

In this role, you are actively involved in developing and implementing procurement strategies. You analyze the market and products and actively contribute to improving supplier performance and relationships. You also coordinate procurement processes within tenders and projects and advise project teams. You work closely with suppliers to achieve joint improvement plans and actively anticipate risks and disruptions in the supply chain.

Within the Procurement team of EuroSort, which is in a phase of professional development, you contribute to the optimization of procurement processes and strategies. You have the opportunity to use your expertise in a team that aims for continuous improvement and professionalization. In addition to you, the team consists of two more Purchasers and a Procurement Assistant. The team is led by the Manager Procurement.

If you have a passion for the procurement profession, thrive on active collaboration, and find dealing with resistance and changes invigorating, then this is the job for you.

Working week

Senior Buyer 3rd Party Systems

On an enjoyable workday, you coordinate a strategic procurement session where you and your team find innovative solutions with suppliers that improve both quality and cost efficiency within EuroSort.

On a less enjoyable workday, you must conduct intensive negotiations with suppliers to protect the interests of EuroSort, aiming for a satisfactory solution for both parties.

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Firsthand experience

You notice there's room for improvement in collaboration with a supplier. How do you tackle this?

You notice there's room for improvement in collaboration with a supplier. You take the initiative to improve the cooperation and performance of the supplier by setting up a Supplier Account team. Together with this team and the supplier, you identify areas for improvement, set concrete goals and develop an action plan. This plan includes specific steps and agreements for both parties, aimed at strengthening collaboration and optimizing performance. Through this targeted approach, you ensure a more efficient supply chain and contribute to the overall business objectives of EuroSort.


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.

Senior Buyer 3rd Party Systems

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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