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Senior Inkoper

Datum: 18-aug-2019

Plaats: Eindhoven, NL

Bedrijf: XPO Logistics

As Buyer you are primarily responsible for timely delivery of required goods and services according specification and optimal terms and conditions. You will report to the Head of Procurement BeNeGe and will work together with facility & site management, business development, project management, finance and the international procurement organization.


As a Buyer, you will:

  • Guide and manage high value technical purchases at project level 
  • Ensure implementation and monitor compliance of corporate and regional projects
  • Build and maintain a network of financially stable and reliable suppliers for the categories
  • Work within a multi‐disciplinary project team
  • Develop strong relationships with the technical departments, engineers and facility management 
  • Improve procurement results and efficiency, by challenging existing methods of working
  • Ensure compliance with sourcing procedures and contracts
  • Strive for continuous total cost reductions
  • Ensure that standards for product quality, delivery reliability, safety and environment are met consistently by implementing SLA’s and supplier performance management
  • Take the lead when structural operational issues arise. Acting quickly and decisively when issues require an immediate solution. 

Main tasks:

  • Set up and secure procurement plans in conjunction with international category leaders
  • Participate in regional category teams (virtual teams)
  • Collect requirements for the required goods/services
  • Seek stakeholder support / buy-in for procurement strategy
  • Set up Requests for Quotations for great variety of goods and services
  • Reduce number of suppliers and select ‘best in class’ preferred suppliers
  • Evaluate offers and determine selection and negotiation strategy
  • Negotiate terms and conditions with suppliers
  • Prepare decision documents and purchase orders
  • Visit suppliers for procurement but also to check progress or test products
  • Expedite products, related documents and certificates
  • Check payment schedule supplier on progress / receipt of product / document / certificate
  • Report progress, savings and contract compliance


  • Countries/entities: Netherlands, Belgium and Germany
  • Categories: Field Services, Construction, Buildings, Facilities Management ao
  • Benefits targets: cost savings, working capital, innovations and purchase excellence


  • Internal Group procurement / European category leaders
  • Internal stakeholders (depending on category / financial impact)
  • External suppliers

Experience and education

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree - preferably in mechanical, industrial or commercial engineering.
  • Thorough understanding of procurement practices and procedures
  • 3 years of experience in an international business environment with cross-functional teams
  • At least 5 years Supply Chain & Logistics experience in a technical project environment
  • Experience with electronic procurement systems
  • Dutch and English fluent


  • Understand technical issues/products, priorities and important issues from the project / company
  • Ability to initiate and plan own activities in conjunction with company goals
  • Ability to meet deadlines and deliver results in a busy, fast paced environment and ability to switch rapidly between tasks.
  • Stakeholder management: establish solid relationships by informing and engaging
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, stress resistant, analytical & combining conceptual insight with a hands-on approach
  • Entrepreneurial, drive for results, decisive, team player and give (unasked) opinion/advise
  • Communicate pro-active and in a clear and simple way
  • Proven experience of successfully negotiating complex, high-value projects
  • Loyalty to company values, guiding principles and policies and personal integrity.


Your future work environment:

Your workplace is situated in Eindhoven at the regional headoffice of XPO. There is an entrepreneurial, open and informal organizational culture.
XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies. Our work is important, competitive and satisfying. We're growing worldwide, and we're constantly looking for talented individuals at all levels who can deliver the caliber of service our customers require. If you're ready to give us your best, let's talk. We'd like to invest in you.

Want to know more about XPO Logistics? Check out our video with the link below or visit our website



In short, this is the place where you want to work at!

For further information you can contact Julia Gerrits (Corporate Recruiter), you can reach her by phone on the number 088-5881000.



XPO biedt geavanceerde supply chain-oplossingen voor 's werelds meest succesvolle bedrijven, waaronder Disney, Pepsi, L'Oreal, Toyota en vele anderen.  In de regio  Nederland, Belgie en Duitsland opereert XPO Logistics vanuit 30 locaties met het hoofdkantoor gevestigd in Eindhoven. Dagelijks zetten ruim 4.500 medewerkers zich in voor de supply chain uitdagingen van de diverse klanten; hoe verschillend of specifiek deze ook mogen zijn. De onderneming beschikt over meer dan 850.000 vierkante meter opslagruimte en circa 200 voertuigen om alle mogelijke logistieke- en transportactiviteiten te kunnen bewerkstelligen. 


Klanttevredenheid, persoonlijke groei van medewerkers en duurzaamheid staan centraal binnen de bedrijfsfilosofie van XPO Logistics. Vandaag de dag behoort deze ambitieuze onderneming tot de top 3 van Nederlands grootste logistiek dienstverleners.     

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