Purchaser/Product Manager (FULLTIME)

Pont Europe is a fast growing international operating company, active in glass and plastic packaging with a worldwide supplier base. The main markets served are: food, chemicals, personal care, food supplements and pharmaceutical products. Pont is active in Europe with offices in; The Netherlands, Germany, France, UK, Ireland, Poland, Sweden, Spain and Italy. The supply chain activities are centrally managed from the European head office in Almere, The Netherlands.

We are looking to expand our team with a

Purchaser/Product Manager (FULLTIME)

Preferably based in Almere, the Netherlands (to be based in Germany, France or UK is an option).

The role:
See to efficient purchasing of articles within the established frameworks and conditions with the aim of achieving an optimal purchasing result. In addition, you ensure that the product range is up to date and you keep a close eye on market developments and the latest trends.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • monitoring and checking compliance with agreements made by and with suppliers;
  • setting priorities in internal service provision and information provision;
  • requesting and comparing quotations and conducting price negotiations with both existing and new suppliers;
  • building and maintaining relationships with suppliers;
  • responsibility for the quality of service;
  • keeping the article Masterfile up-to-date and the product range that will be your responsibility;
  • keeping the item files up-to-date with min / max stock levels and daily monitoring of the stock position;
  • project support to the Procurement Director;
  • efficient optimisation and organisation of purchasing activities;
  • maintaining knowledge about market developments and exhibition visits;
  • you report to the Procurement Director.

Skills and experience required:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent;
  • complemented with NEVI1, NEVI2 or comparable additional training in the purchasing field;
  • a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in an international trading company, preferably in a packaging environment;
  • excellent knowledge of the Dutch and English language, both written and spoken;
  • good knowledge of the French language, both written and spoken is a plus;
  • good communication skills that allow you to act on different levels;
  • commercial spirit with excellent negotiating skills;
  • willingness to travel;
  • accurate;
  • stress resistant;
  • analytical skills;
  • team player.

What can you expect from us?

  • a responsible and versatile job within a growing international company;
  • salary depending on qualification and experience;
  • a dynamic working environment.

Motivation and Curriculum Vitae can be sent per email to:

Pont Packaging B.V.
Suzanne Danen-Kober, HR Consultant
e-mail: HR@ponteurope.com

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.