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Commercial Operations Buyer


For Mars in Veghel we are looking for an experienced Commercial Operations Buyer. In this role you will coordinate Cross Border Transport buying activities in Europe in order to run lean end-to-end Logistics Buying Processes for several sites. You will work closely with the sourcing & operations buying managers and are responsible for the efficient and effective execution of sourcing strategy activities in Europe.

  • 13-09-2021
  • Veghel
  • Full-time
  • Sales
  • Bachelor
  • Euro 3750 - 4000
  • 36 - 40 uur
  • Laptop, Telefoon, Work from home
  • Veel verantwoordelijkheid, Ruimte voor eigen inbreng, Informele sfeer

Job description

You key responsibilities are:

  • Co-ordinate & support Logistics tenders in close cooperation with sr. Buying Operations Manager and sr Buyers 
  • Program management for the tenders, planning & organizing events with potential suppliers.
  • Analyse the supplier bids using Excel, Power BI and E-sourcing tools, present results in business forum.
  • Be the first point of contact for potential & existing suppliers.
  • Manage day-to-day (Commercial) operations for Logistics Buying and resolve (potential) issues.
  • Work closely with stakeholders (e.g. Market & Factory Supply Chain, Finance) to determine full scope of work of the activities tendered and have clear view on all related End to End costs (TCO approach). Taking in consideration: quality, performance, Operational Excellence, continuous improvement, service and efficiency
  • Interact with Mars Commercial Services (MCS) to efficiently run the end-to-end procurement process and optimise ways of working.

What do we offer

  • A contract for 5 months (temporary employment contract) via SMS Intermediair, with the possibility to be hired by Mars afterwards.
  • A fulltime work week of 40 hours a week.
  • A salary ranging from €3.600,- to €4.000,- per month (based on a fulltime, 40 hours workweek).
  • A responsible and diverse role in an international team with global responsibility.

Your new employer

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

Job requirements

  • You have a Bachelor degree in Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, Procurement or Economics.
  • You have 5 years of working experience in Supply Chain or procurement;
  • You have the ability to analyse data and assess information quickly, you are an expert in Excel.
  • You have good communication and interpersonal skills accompanied by excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • You are fluent in the English language.

What's next?

Want to know more? Please contact Stijn: T | 040 - 211 40 75  M | Stijn@sms-intermediair.nl.
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