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Buyer Logistics

Posted 2 Nov 2022
Work experience
5 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
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Degree level
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English (Fluent)

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Due to the growth of Kramp, we are now looking for an experienced Buyer Logistics. If you are a strong entrepreneur, negotiator and looking to shape a new role within our business, then this could be your chance.

The Procurement function has a key role to play at Kramp: deliver the most competitive cost & cash base and create top line value by building and managing a strong supplier base.

As a Buyer Logistics you will be managing Distribution Spend in close collaboration with the Distribution team of Kramp. Your activities will be including but not limited to sourcing and contracting activities for both outbound (night transport, regular road transport, couriers) and inbound (road transport and sea freight). Liaising with the Manager Transport you will contribute to the development and implementation of category Procurement plans that deliver best in class results.

You will be primarily based in Varsseveld and report directly into the Procurement Manager Indirect Spend.

The role

  • Create and gain business wide support for and implement category sourcing plans that deliver tangible results;
  • Develop sourcing strategies in line with category plans and use Kramp’s strategic sourcing software tool;
  • Build effective relationships engaging with stakeholders across functions and country business units that maximize value and drive continuous improvement;
  • Identify and prioritize opportunities to deliver total cost of ownership savings in your category and collaborate with the Distribution team on the implementation of these plans to capture those opportunities;
  • Proactively manage supplier relationships in close alignment with the Distribution team regarding quality and service levels, to drive continuous improvement and position Kramp as a customer of choice;
  • Measure and benchmark supplier performance;
  • Continually search for cost saving opportunities, new technologies, new services and new suppliers that contribute to the overall strategy of the business.

Who are you?

To be successful in this role, you will need a relevant Bachelor or Master’s degree combined with at least 5 years of relevant experience, of which at least one year being in Logistics and preferably in a Procurement team/environment. You have shown your ability to translate plans into actions, to manage projects in the most efficient way and to challenge the existing and to drive change when necessary.

  • Previous Carrier Business Development and/or Transportation Management experience would be considered as an asset;
  • Good knowledge of the European logistics market;
  • An excellent track record of delivering “best in class cost and cash results”;
  • International experience in global / EU companies is desirable;
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills;
  • Experience with creating and implementing Procurement category strategies.
  • Experience with Strategic sourcing software, e.g. SAP Ariba / Oracle / Coupa

What do we offer?

We are an ambitious, fast growing and financially sound organization and thus you can expect a few important things from us. We value personal development a lot so we offer great personal training budget for education and career opportunities. Besides your competitive monthly salary, we also offer:

  • Profit sharing bonus
  • 37 vacation days
  • Travel allowance
  • Generous pension plan
  • IT equipment
  • Possibility to partially work from home

Kramp Groep is Europe’s largest specialist in spare parts and accessories for the agricultural industry. Kramp is the essential partner for its customers and suppliers with over 500,000 products online available, 10 distribution centres and 24 sales offices spread over Europe.

1,500 employees