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Strategic Buyer

Ittervoort | Inkoop |

We are looking for an experienced long-term strategic buyer. Someone who dares to ask questions and thinks in terms of solutions. A person who takes responsibility and knows how to maintain both internal and external relationships. Are you this person? Then read on and apply!

What is the job about?

You will be working as a strategic buyer for our LAC (Lube oil Additives & Chemicals) department. Within this business unit we formulate and manufacture additives that improve the performance of lubricants and fuels.

You are responsible for all strategic procurement. Of course, you have a lot of contacts with existing suppliers, but you also approach new suppliers and you are constantly looking for the best deal. You ensure that you are up to date with the latest developments in the market. You look at the total cost and value of the deal you make, both short and long term.

As a Strategic Buyer at BRB you negotiate with suppliers and keep asking until you know all the details. How is the price break-down? What are the guarantees? etc. While always keeping the relationship in mind. The market we are in is comprising of limited number of global suppliers and you never know when you might need each other again.

During the week, you check whether all the agreements made have been met and if everything is going as agreed. If not, you do everything in your power to solve these problems. You make sure that you are well prepared for the negotiations and meetings. And you have regular contact with Roger, the vice president LAC, to whom you report to.

You make visit reports and have contact with internal stakeholders such as sales, supply chain and R&D.

What's in it for you?

You are the strategic buyer at our LAC department and therefore have a lot of freedom, but also a lot of responsibility. As if it is your own business you act as entrepreneur. Our current strategic buyer wants to cut back slowly. He will, however, continue to fully train and assist you until he’s confident you can do the job.

The acquisition by PETRONAS offers you the best of both worlds. The advantages of a large corporate organization, but the freedom to get started with your own ideas in an entrepreneurial environment. Besides the activities, we nurture your ambition. There are plenty of projects that you can tackle both nationally and internationally.

But there's more to offer:

  • a good salary matching your knowledge and skills
  • a position for at least 32 hours per week, but 40 hours is preferred given the workload
  • payment of a possible bonus of a maximum of 2 monthly salaries
  • 8% holiday allowance, 29 free days a year and 2 more if you haven't been sick all yea around
  • reimbursement of your daily travel costs, 17 cents per km with a maximum of 50 km for a single journey
  • pension scheme with only 4% personal contribution
  • company phone and laptop
  • staff outings with a little bit extra. Consider, for example, an annual company party, regular drinks and BRB treats to cake regulary for celebrating the birthdays of their employees
  • the possibility to work partially from home and to fill in your hours flexibly


What do you bring?

You have at least 5 years of experience in the field of procurement, also internationally. You are always aware of the latest developments and you continuously look at how these fit the LAC strategy. You are a real go-getter and will not give up until you have the information you want. You also think outside the box and come up with creative solutions if necessary, but above that walk the extra mile to get it done.

For this role we are looking for someone with a great sense of responsibility, someone who can work very well independently and who dares to make decisions. Preferably you have a broad experience in production so you understand the processes well and can see possibilities and opportunities. You have a large network and know who to turn to if you can't work it out yourself.

You are a winner who always wants to improve him/herself and who is really keen on adding value to the company.

What else do you bring:

  • HBO working and thinking level
  • some chemical background or interest
  • experience with base oil and/or commodity procurement and components
  • an excellent command of the English language, spoken and written. French and German is a plus

Who are we?

BRB International BV is a worldwide producer of chemicals, silicones and additives. By providing great flexibility and short delivery times, we differentiate ourselves from larger competitors. We also focus on R&D, global supply and our unique customizable products. From our facilities in Ittervoort, products are sold worldwide. Besides that, the organization has facilities in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, South Africa, Brazil, Turkey, Canada, Dubai, Germany and Poland. Our customers are in a diverse range of industries, including automotive, oil / petrochemical, personal care and construction.

During the past 39 years, BRB International has grown from a small business to an international operating organization with over 330 employees and more than 12 locations worldwide.

The involvement of our employees is great. They rate us with an 8.1 and we are proud of that. Do you want to know more about us? Then visit our website www.brb-international.com

Since we expect to be able to fill this vacancy ourselves, we only accept candidates who apply directly to us.


More information or apply directly?

Are you attracted to this challenging buyer position and do you fit the profile? Then we would like to meet you! Apply for the position of Strategic Buyer by clicking on the apply button. Do you have any questions or would you like to know more? Please feel free to contact Linda de Noronha, Recruiter, on 06-81918364 or ldenoronha@brbbv.com.

Our application procedure:

  • You will receive a confirmation of your application
  • Your application will be screened by one of our recruiters
  • We will contact you for an intake when we see a match
  • Interviews are planned (in most procedures 2 interviews, virtual or at our office if safe and possible)
  • An assessment can be part of the selection procedure
  • If all selection steps were successful, we'll make you a job offer, depending on your job title, a "VOG" is part of our procedure
  • We will plan your onboarding
  • Welcome at BRB International!
Linda de Noronha

Recruiter