Tactical Purchaser (Project Based)

Deze vacature is vervallen
Informatie over de vervallen vacature

Working at Damen Naval is an exciting journey into the future of maritime innovation! Join their talented team and contribute to building advanced naval ships with a rich history of over 150 years. Discover your passion for technology, develop your skills, and become part of a dynamic international community.


At Wfspro, we offer you the opportunity for a challenging, exciting, and enjoyable career. Our maritime division is part of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group and has locations in Vlissingen and Schiedam. With more than 1,000 professionals and a rich tradition in shipbuilding dating back over 150 years, they have built a strong reputation. For over 50 years, Damen Naval has been the dedicated shipbuilder for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Drawing on decades of experience, Damen Naval provides navies worldwide with a wide range of defense and security vessels, ranging from 7 meters to over 200 meters in length. Damen Naval is the sole supplier of naval vessels in the Netherlands and has delivered over 420 ships to satisfied customers worldwide. They have earned a reputation of excellence along the way. While Damen Naval take pride in their heritage, they also look to the future. Are you ready for this challenge?


Are you prepared to elevate your procurement skills to the next level? Damen Naval in Vlissingen is seeking an experienced Interim Tactical Purchaser to join our project teams and contribute to the world of maritime innovation. As an Interim Tactical Purchaser at Damen Naval, you will play a pivotal role within one or more project teams under the guidance of our Project Manager Procurement. Your mission is to efficiently procure products, materials, services, and outsourcing activities in alignment with project objectives and timelines.

As a Tactical Purchaser (Project Based), your responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring and reporting on cost trends for key commodities.
  • Ensuring the completeness and accuracy of supplier contracts, considering all cost variables.
  • Conducting research, qualification, and evaluation of suppliers and sub-contractors on a project basis.
  • Initiating market research and promoting supplier development to establish and maintain a dependable supply base.
  • Spearheading improvement processes with suppliers, guided by supplier qualification and evaluation.
  • Collaborating in category management, defining category strategies, and effectively executing them.
  • Providing reliable data for budgeting and cost price calculations.
  • Developing and maintaining quotation evaluations and critical performance metrics.
  • Managing and coordinating the entire procurement process, from specification to selection, evaluation, contracting, contract management, and aftercare, following established procedures and project boundaries.
  • Crafting proposals for standardization, forging framework contracts, and diligently monitoring and maintaining them.


As a Tactical Purchaser (Project Based), your responsibilities include

  • Technical Bachelor degree, preferably accompanied by Nevi-1 and Nevi-2 certifications or a willingness to enrol in these courses.
  • A minimum of five years of hands-on experience in a technical environment, with a strong background in procurement.
  • Exceptional negotiation skills, combined with assertiveness and a self-directed, well-organized approach.
  • Proficiency in both Dutch and English, both written and spoken.
  • Excellent antecedents because a pre-employment security screening is standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent multiyear EU citizenship combined with permanent EU work visa are all requirements of the recruitment process for viable candidates, given the military nature of clients and projects.


At Damen Naval, they highly value there employees and support your professional and personal development. Therefore, they invest in all their employees by providing:

  • A dynamic international working environment with a focus on technology and innovation.
  • A competitive salary package and other benefits.
  • Comprehensive onboarding in shipbuilding for those without a maritime background.
  • Continuous learning opportunities and development within a diverse and rewarding work environment.
  • An active social environment in terms of company culture, events, and sports.
  • 25 days of vacation


Are you enthusiastic and do you fit the profile? Then please contact us. Email S.hessing@wfspro.nl or call or WhatsApp Sven Hessing at +31 (0)6 49 70 40 19.

Dé vacature niet gevonden?

Ontvang de nieuwste vacatures per mail of stuur een open sollicitatie