Procurement Officer

  • NIBC
  • The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jul 27, 2017
Full time Finance Management

Job Description

Job Description:


Why would you want to work for NIBC’s Procurement Team?

As Procurement Officer, you are part of the Procurement Team, which is part of the Finance department. The Procurement Officer serves as the primary contact for the various departments   with regard to their sourcing needs. The Procurement Officer is the single point of contact for the business and proactively serves as the catalyst for sourcing needs, cost control issues, procurement knowledge assurance and purchasing processes.

You will work with professionals of the business and other support functions on critical sourcing and procurement projects in a dynamic innovative environment.   You will be actively involved in critical procurement and sourcing projects of the bank where you will be able to contribute to results which will be noticed throughout the organization.


What will you do?

The Procurement Officer is the procurement expert and executes and implements procurement packages according to the 8-step procurement process.  As such your activities will include:

  • Signal the need for innovation and change within the discipline of procurement and take initiative towards colleagues to develop this. 
  • Initiate and execute projects with the framework of the procurement policy, aiming to further optimize indirect costs at NIBC and monitor progress with regard to process improvements for different departments.
  • Contribute appropriately and efficiently to the procurement decision making process within the organization (up to board level) as well as outside the organization (suppliers), using his or her knowledge and expertise.
  • Effective communication about the importance and need of coordinated procurement at NIBC
  • Build and maintain supplier relations (supplier management) and other relevant networks.
  • Build and maintain internal networks in which the Procurement Officer proactively fulfils the role of SPOC
  • Benchmark and negotiate optimal conditions with suppliers 
  • Contribute to the structuring and implementation of contract- and supplier management at NIBC
  • Motivate colleagues from different departments to work together in a multidisciplinary way


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a pro-active and result driven procurement officer with sense of interpersonal interactions.


  • Minimum professional and intellectual ability: Higher Vocational Education (HBO)
  • Minimum working experience: 7 years with a minimum of 5 years as purchaser / buyer (tactical), preferable in a service company (Financial Sector).


 Specific knowledge

  • NEVI and II or equal education

  • Knowledge of laws and regulations (e.g.: ISO 27000)

  • Commands the Dutch and English language orally and in writing

  • Knowledge and experience in project management

  • Proven experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)



  • Persuasiveness
  • Organizational sensitivity
  • Integrity
  • Result oriented
  • Team player
  • Negotiator
  • Customer focus
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Conscientious
  • Commercial


Our purpose is to make a difference at decisive moments for our clients. The inventiveness of our solutions often determines our ability to do this. And inventive ideas arise from diverse teams. We are therefore looking for people with different profiles and who want to contribute to the openness and inclusiveness of our culture. To increase our professionalism we also focus on giving each other continuous feedback. A high performance culture can only be sustained with talented individuals who are always ready to take the next step to grow. 

What will you get?

NIBC is a relatively small bank with a very dynamic and informal culture.

You will have a direct impact on both the bank and its clients. Being an Procurement Officer at NIBC will give you substantial responsibilities, direct exposure to senior management and enable you to understand how the bank works. This is a unique opportunity in which you can best showcase your talents.

Furthermore we nurture our entrepreneurial and inventive culture by providing modern flexible devices and working spaces. You can therefore work where and when you want which improves your performance and work-life balance.