As a metal fabrication company founded in 1982, SILICON has since developed into an international product leader in refractory stainless-steel fastening and anchoring systems and of highly specialized welding machines as well. With roughly 80 employees, SILICON designs, produces and innovates high quality products and services for the petrochemical, chemical, kiln construction and shipbuilding industry.

SILICON is looking for a proactive Purchaser to join our team. In this position you will be responsible for the Procurement process together with our Purchase Assistant, Péter.

What are your responsibilities?
As Purchaser you will take care of many of the company’s production, staff, office and service needs. This would be from office paperclips to heavy machinery. After the evaluating suppliers, product quality, delivery times and prices, you will provide our company with all raw materials and products we need to continue our production and services.

The follwing tasks will also be your responsibility:

  • Execute all purchasing activities.
  • Process purchase orders, receipts, claims, stock update and production of subcontractors into SAP system.
  • Constantly monitor business needs and internal product stock levels.
  • Search and select the best products and suppliers, based on best value, delivery capabilities and quality.
  • Build and maintain a good relationship with our suppliers.
  • Collaborate with suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers.
  • Settle contracts and monitor the quality of the service provided.
  • Stay informed about price trends and their impact on the steel market.
  • Ensure the organization Purchasing Strategy is updated.
  • Evaluate bids and make recommendations, based on commercial and technical factors.
  • Attend trade meetings and conferences.
  • Forecast steel prices for, and stay closely in touch with, our Sales department.

What are your qualities?
Are you strong analyist and do you want to have everything perfectly arranged for our company? We’re looking for a Purchaser who can act quickly, maintain the overview and find the right suppliers. In addition, it’s important that you have strong communication skills and that you recognize yourself in this profile:

  • Bachelor or University degree, focused on Procurement (e.g. International Business).
  • Several years of experience with Procurement and Inventory.
  • Independent and good at negotiating, networking, as well as dealing with factors such as sustainability, risk management and ethical issues.
  • Good understanding and use of the international contract and logistics terms are a pre-requisite (Incoterms, payment terms etc).
  • Fluent English is mandatory, Dutch and other languages are a plus.
  • Any technical background is a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft software packages and SAP B1 or a similar ERP system.

What do we offer you?
If you are the Purchaser we are looking for, you will receive something in return of course! At SILICON, every day is different with new challenges. You will work in a multicultural organization with more than 25 nationalities. What more do we offer you as Purchaser?

  • Market-based salary, matching your experience.
  • Secondary employment conditions according to CAO Metaalbewerkingsbedrijf.
  • 25 annual Leave days working fulltime.
  • Travel allowance of €0,19 p/km within a 25 km radius.
  • Nice and informal working environment.
  • Extensive onboarding program to prepare you for success in your job.
  • Internal and external training possibilities for your professional development.
  • Possibility to participate in the SILICON Social Committee program, this committee organizes fun events for you and your family!
Are you excited about this vacancy? Then please click on APPLY below - and send your recent CV and motivation letter. If you have questions, please contact us via email recruiment@silicon.nu.

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