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Head of Purchasing (Eindhoven, NL)

WPS Parking Solutions

In the role of Head of Purchasing at WPS you create value in various areas for our organization. With the focus on our tactical and strategic purchasing policy, you can use your expertise to reduce supply risks and contribute to product innovation. But also to seek and maintain efficient collaborations with suppliers and internal customers in order to contribute to the success of WPS. With your experience and drive, you know better than anyone how to manage the material and project flow for and between our country organizations and suppliers. We at WPS are open to the knowledge and skills you bring with you, thinking in terms of improvement processes is greatly stimulated. In short, it concerns a versatile and dynamic managerial position with sufficient challenges! As Purchasing Manager you report directly to our Director of Operations and you manage the Purchasing department.

Content of the function

  • As Head of Purchasing you are the point of contact at a tactical and strategic level for suppliers as well as our internal customers, the country organization of WPS worldwide;
  • Together with the purchasing employee you form our Purchasing department. By optimally and systematically facilitating the required knowledge, capacities and resources, you ensure that your team continues to deliver excellent results;
  • Monitoring the operational process and ensuring that it is carried out at a high level by the purchasing employee.
  • Working together with Director Operations on process improvements within the Supply Center on the basis of KPI reports;
  • Chairing structured consultations and represents departmental interests with BUs at home and abroad;
  • Participation in NPI projects;
  • Responsible for the delivery time and costs of the products. Ensure the quality of our product solutions;
  • Co-responsible for optimal stock levels and stock volume;
  • Contribute to the professionalization of our ERP package (Glovia);
  • supplier management;
  • Prepare and monitor production schedule.

Your qualities

  • HBO working and thinking level, preferably in (Technical) Business Administration. Nevi 1/2 is an advantage;
  • A number of years of work experience within the technical sector in a similar managerial position;
  • Good knowledge of the English and Dutch language, both orally and in writing;
  • Enterprising and self-managing, you set the tone for the future;
  • Able to manage the balance between ad hoc work, quick wins and the long-term perspective;
  • Analyzes performance, suggests improvement proposals and reports on this to management;
  • Strong communication skills. You know how to communicate effectively at various levels, you are negotiating skills, you are customer-oriented and you are an inspiring leader for the team;
  • Experience with ERP systems, preferably Glovia.

Our terms of employment

  • A competitive salary tailored to your experience and capabilities;
  • Profit-sharing scheme: every employee contributes to the success of WPS and therefore shares in the profit;
  • Development & Training: as long as you grow, WPS grows too;
  • Work hard, play hard: at least 38 days off per year, 8% holiday pay and home working scheme;
  • Career opportunities: Give your own development a boost;
  • A dynamic, high-tech and innovative working environment with committed colleagues;
  • Excellent other fringe benefits;
  • Location: Eindhoven.

Our organization, our pride

We are WPS Parking Systems (WPS) located in Eindhoven with 300 employees worldwide. WPS is a specialist in innovative (cloud-based) parking management solutions. Thanks to our continuous focus on innovation, reliable products and service & maintenance, we provide our customers with a tailor-made solution. These solutions are supplied to, among others, professional parking operators, airports, hospitals, governments, recreation and leisure facilities, hotels and shopping centers. WPS has offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, UK, USA, Canada and Brazil.

Do you already see yourself in this challenging position or do you have any questions about the position and/or application procedure? Please contact Anika Smits (Corporate Recruiter a.i.) 06-34182280 or respond directly by sending your CV to recruitment(at)wps-nl.com.

Please Note: the original job description is in Dutch.

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