Buyer - Harderwijk

Function Group: Procurement / Procurement Officer


For a renowned producer of high-grade cosmetics, supplements and pharmaceuticals we are currently looking for a Buyer to join the existing team and to work along side a colleague of the same profile. You and your colleague will report to the Purchasing and the Product Manager. This producer has over one hundred years of experience. Therefore, the company has had the ability to build state-of-the-art production facilities to accelerate the development and production process of the aforementioned products. Their ambition is to further grow, professionalise and keep delivering the best services to their clients.

The purchasing department is an essential part in realising this goals as they are in charge of the development and implementation of the purchasing strategy, product management, analysing and developing target markets and making cost reductions where possible.


As Buyer you will analyse the international supplier market per category and keep up to date with all developments within these markets. To add to this activity you will be supporting the selection of the best suppliers and assist in requesting quotes. On the other side of that spectrum you will will drawing up quotations too with reliable pricing. When it comes to cost saving all over the board (suppliers, R&D and Supply Chain) you will be directly involved and report two the to managers. Additionally, to make things run smoothly, the procurement of NPR will be added to your responsibilities. Making sure all purchasing contracts involved are properly managed, will be your task. In the long run these activities and responsibilities will lead to a strong purchasing strategy which will be implemented.


  • You, at minimum, operate at polytechnic level (Dutch equivalent: HBO) in purchasing and supply chain management
  • You have gained experience in a similar environment, either food, pharma, cosmetics or medical devices and in addition have experience in purchasing packing and/or raw materials
  • You have a strong command of both the Dutch as the English language, spoken as well as written
  • You are a proactive, result-driven and persevering team player who possesses good communication skills


If you are a team player who wants to excel at making an organisation perform at the highest level, by assuring the buying and purchasing process are top notch, then this is the role for you!

You will enjoy a:

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Pension plan
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Chance to further grow and develop your career


If you are interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.

Martin van der Velden
Consultant Clinical Research & Medical Affairs


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