Are you up for a challenge and does progress give you energy?

The role

RAVAS is in transition, and you can be part of this journey. In this new role you will be given the space to do business within an ambitious international organization with great goals for 2025. Are you up for a challenge and does progress give you energy? Then join the RAVAS purchasing team now. In this role you will have the opportunity to direct the future of RAVAS and be in control of your own career!

Given the ambitions of RAVAS, we are looking for a Strategic Buyer to take our purchasing team to the next level. This is a new role within RAVAS where you can fully deploy your commercial insight and analytical skills. You have the space to really professionalize RAVAS' purchasing policy. You will have the opportunity, together with our Supply Chain Manager, to build a solid strategic foundation to support the strong growth of the organization. RAVAS is innovations and technically driven. A large part of the added value is provided by the supply base and therefore this new role is a key position in the process. The organization covers the entire chain from development to production. You will therefore have to deal with all kinds of very interesting issues, for which there is not always a ready-made solution. There is a great challenge for someone who wants to get started independently with category management, supplier management and contracting.

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Responsibilities, skills and experience

Strategic Buyer

  • Setting up an international purchasing vision and policy
  • Setting up and implementing purchasing strategies
  • Contract Cost and Risk management
  • Supplier (relationship) management
  • Drafting and follow-up of purchase contracts
  • Act as the first point of contact for suppliers in case of bottlenecks/problems in the supply chain
  • Continuous market exploration for products, services and suppliers
  • You have a bachelor/academic level of thinking and work, preferably in a technical direction, supplemented by Nevi I
  • At least 5 years of work experience as a Buyer or in a likewise role
  • You are assertive but also socially skilled
  • You have an affinity with technology and a sense of commerce
  • You are able to build professional relationships
  • You have guts and a Can do! mentality
  • Knowledge of Dutch and English in speech and writing. Good knowledge of another language is a plus

Besides a varied and permanent job, RAVAS has more to offer. You will join our Purchasing team, but you will also work closely with production and R&D. We have employees from various backgrounds, nationalities and ages. There is a pleasant, hard-working and informal work atmosphere. Within RAVAS there is no complicated hierarchy and everyone is treated equally. RAVAS grows and transforms. From a small family business to an internationally innovative and dedicated specialist in mobile weighing. But it's the family atmosphere that makes us who we are. At RAVAS people take care of each other. With on the job training we take you into the world of RAVAS. We can't wait for you to join the team!

  • A nice salary between €3,500 and €5,000 gross per month, in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement Metalektro
  • 27 vacation days and on top of that 13 scheduled days off
  • The opportunity to shape your own role and grow together with RAVAS
  • Travel allowance for commuting, we are within walking distance of Zaltbommel train station
  • Part of the Collective Labor Agreement Metalektro and an extensive Pension Scheme at PME
  • Inspiring work environment in a hypermodern building
  • Staff association for outings and activities

RAVAS Europe BV

Timelapse building of the new headquarters

RAVAS Europe BV

Meet the Purchasing team

Bas Verhoef

Bas Verhoef

Supply Chain Manager

Charlotte de Leeuw

Charlotte de Leeuw

Teamleader Purchase

Jodieke Doornenbal

Jodieke Doornenbal

Purchasing Employee

Adri Rijnhout

Adri Rijnhout

Purchasing Employee

Apply now

Have we sparked your interest? Then click on the "Apply button" and send us your CV with motivation letter. For any other information about this position, please contact Koen van der Bruggen on +31 418 515220. 


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