Lead Purchaser

Hoogerheide, The Netherlands, GKN Aerospace [GKN-LP]

Field(s) of expertise
Business Administration and Finance
Job type

About this job

We are looking for a Lead Purchaser (32-40 hours/week) who will lead the local purchasing team (operational buying). This team is responsible for the purchasing of materials for Fokker Elmo in the Netherlands.

What do we have to offer?

A challenging function within salary scale K of the Fokker salary scale. In this function you will report to the Manager Supply Chain & Purchasing, Evert-Jan Wisse of Fokker Elmo Netherlands.


  • Coaching and managing a team of 3 employees (like e.g. discussions on performance development  and absenteeism);
  • Ensuring sufficient staff with the required level of knowledge and experience;
  • Actively monitoring the progress of the process and analyzing the performance;
  • Optimizing material availability and working capital costs;
  • Determining and taking tactical decisions and consultation with the Supply Chain Manager based on S&OP reviews;
  • Controlling and continuous improving of processes.


  • HBO-level in Logistics and/or identical training, e.g. NEVI 1;
  • Broad purchasing/operational buyer experience within an industrial environment;
  • Managerial experience is a plus, but also candidates with demonstrable managerial capacities will be taken into account;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Preferably experienced with ERP systems (e.g. BAAN, SAP)
  • Experienced level of the English language, both verbal and written
  • Communication and coaching techniques;
  • Proactive and solution driven.

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