Buyer

  • De Volksbank
  • Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jul 17, 2017
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

The function
in this role you will be responsible for the contracting of a wide range of products and services within the IT field. You are taking a strategic partner of company share management, contract owners and contract managers. You informs and advises colleagues about shopping and purchasing process and follow the market trends and best practices in the ICT category emphatically. You contribute through your procurement skills to the realization of the objectives of your colleagues and the purchasing department and monitored while the supplier performance. Furthermore, you will contribute to the further development of commodity category and plans and results (financial and non-financial) of the category and division and grab your department projects. 

Responsibilities in this role:
  • Managing progress of their own procurement processes, and regular reporting on achievement of objectives in respect of their own procurement processes.
  • Controlled, high quality implementation and optimization of their own purchasing activities: constant attention to and implementation of an efficient and high-quality procurement for the category including appropriate monitoring and accountability;
  • Solicited and unsolicited advice and / or reporting to (higher / highest) management from their own area of ​​expertise and act as a full partner of the line organization.
  • A continuous focus on "value-for-money" which both proactive and reactive judgment and advice is given with the aim of reducing the TCO.
  • Attention to risk management in the contracting and execution of the services.


Your profile
You are result oriented and has a high resolution, you are powerful in execution and dare to make choices and to follow. You are sensitive organization and communication skills. You have strong analytical skills. You move easily at all levels in the organization, you are professional, honest, trustworthy and willing to learn. You change and result oriented. You are independent and strong negotiator, who goes for the optimum result. Furthermore you recognize yourself in the following list.
  • Academic working and thinking;
  • Minimum 5 years successfully operating in a similar position at tactical / strategic level;
  • Excellent knowledge of the IT supplier market (goods and services) supplemented with relevant training (eg ITIL.);
  • Excellent purchasing knowledge optionally supplemented with relevant programs (e.g., Purchase Academy.);
  • Financial well-versed and able to make business cases to support choices in procurement processes / Cost-sensitive;
  • A team player with a passion for ICT and procurement profession;
  • A positive, customer focused and driven institution, in short, a "can-do" mentality.


What you get from us? 
Volksbank is different from others. We are an informal organization. We choose a good balance between work and leisure (such as The New Work). Personal responsibility is our top priority. Of course you get an attractive benefits package: a good salary, 13th month and plenty of space for training and development. 

About the department
's colleagues Purchasing (10 fte) the business of the organization to support in order to optimal purchasing (optimal "value-for-money" and maximum contribution to business goals) and continued to be improvements in all procurement processes. The procurement function is designed according to the principles of category management and distinguishes between Facility, ICT, Marketing & Communications and HR. 

Volksbank 
The Volksbank goes with brands SNS, ASN Bank, Regions Bank and BLG Wonen the challenge to bring the human dimension in banking. Together we want to redesign the current banking landscape in the Netherlands and sincerely put the best interests of our customers. With some 3,000 colleagues we are full of confidence and optimism to achieve this ambition. Do you have the guts to contribute to a change in the banking industry? Come help build our new bank and make a difference for our customers.