The Tactical – Strategic Buyer is responsible for ordering and purchasing products and services for Plant Breda in a cost effective and timely manner. The Tactical – Strategic Buyer is also responsible for managing supplier relations and maintaining up-to-date purchasing and supplier information of the specific area of responsibility.


Tactical level

  • Placing orders according to MRP requisitions using the defined panel suppliers at the prices determined by Strategic Sourcing.
  • Keep pricing and lead-times as per strategic agreements/update into ERP’s.
  • Validate supplier LT is consistent with Master Purchasing Agreement. Follow up of delivery dates and expediting of components in case of late deliveries.
  • Manage Engineering Change Notification (ECN) implementation.
  • Manage day-to-day issue resolution and/or expedition of components with suppliers.
  • Manage daily logistics and transportation, updating delivery dates in line with supplier acknowledgements.
  • Generation and consolidation of scheduling agreements (order forecast) and Kanban/consignment stock agreements.
  • Monitor stock levels and inventory and management of restocking levels.
  • Manage work orders in line with Material Availability and Supplier Capacity.

Strategic level

  • Manage supply relationship management with suppliers, quality/cost/delivery performance management and scorecard aggregation.
  • Advisory role in supplier Selection process.
  • Negotiate and implement Master Purchasing Agreements with commercial terms, conditions, pricing, and service requirements (lead-time, capacity, etc.) NDA, tooling agreements etc.
  • Local point of contact to Regional/Global Category Managers/Engineering/Platforms.
  • Address systemic supplier issues raised by Plant purchasing, engineering, or manufacturing. Definition of improvement plans.
  • Create RFQ for new parts/designs.
  • Support material cost analysis (quotes) for large customer projects and project execution.
  • Supply base project management for major projects (critical client, low margin, short lead time).
  • Initiate/participate in supplier and process improvement meetings.


  • HBO / thinking and working level with a technical background. Additional training in Purchasing.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Dutch.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and relationship management.
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience.


Christiaan van Duijn

Sourcewell B.V.

Keizersgracht 127

1015CJ Amsterdam

Tel: +31 20 261 0253

Mob: +31 68 206 22 40




Christiaan van Duijn +31 20 261 0253