Team Lead Purchase

Job description

Hello new colleague, let us enlighten you about just another day in the Purchase office.

We all start our day at 08:30 a.m., grab a good cup of coffee or tea and say our goodmornings before getting ready to make it a successful day. As a team lead, you will lead by example and come with initiatives to develop their knowledge and business. You show them how a good purchase is done and coach them on the job to help them improve their selves. You have an appointment with a supplier, and you take one of the employees with you. After that you need to follow up on some suppliers and make sure everything is going well. At the end of the day you make sure all checks in the system are done and all reports are conclusive.


Your mission

Making the job a success with your people. You are not a typical manager but leads by example and organizes the department. Making sure to manage the expectations in your team and motivate them to be the best they can be. The ambition you have is focused on the development of the team and create opportunities to purchase the best in the market in a proactive way. The Sales department is counting on you, so you make sure they know what is going on and actively organize a stream of information towards them.


Other tasks in the job:

  • The person we are looking for radiates trust and calmness towards the employees, even when things get hectic;
  • You know all key processes of the department inside and out. Maintain a good overview of these tasks on confluence, our “go to tool” for almost everything outside business;
  • The working guidelines have to be in place for each task, you will be in the lead for that;
  • You review key processes constantly. Every quarter or more often, a key process has to be made more efficient;
  • As a Team lead Purchase you are responsible for availability of the department towards the company and externally;
  • Guarding and maintaining the leave-matrix;
  • You are responsible for setting goals and periodically keeping employees to set goals;
  • You go beyond boundaries when it comes to getting the pursued target, no is not always the answer;
  • Guides and recognizes high-potentials.


What do you bring to the table?

  • You can make difficult decisions quickly and bear responsibility for them;
  • Have a positive vibe and is easily approachable;
  • You have relevant experience or proven to perform at Bacherlor's level;
  • Proven experience in purchase or sales;
  • Communication is one of your best skills and the entrepreneur in you always wants to develop business;
  • You are a top negotiator;
  • You are available to work full-time (40 hours per week);
  • And you master the Dutch and English language on high level, another world language is a big plus!



What is in it for you?

Salary - In addition to your salary, you also receive an annual performance-related 13th month, 28 vacation days, 8.5% holiday allowance, travel allowance, staff discount on numerous technical products.

Lunch- At ABF, we enjoy a varied lunch at the cafeteria, so the content of your lunchbox isn’t your first worry of the day!

Responsibility- You arrange your business as you see fit. You are challenged to do this as efficiently and pragmatically as possible in order to achieve your desired result.

Development- An eye for your development. Within ABF you get a lot of freedom and responsibility in your job. We want to get the best out of you, and we want you to get the best out of ABF.


What else to expect


We are a stable organization that has been evolving on every level in recent years and has not yet seized to do so. With your knowledge and expertise, you contribute to our further growth. You also get a lot of impact in your job. You want to contribute to the organization to grow and improve, and we want you to use your specialism to tell us how.



When you are happy as an employee, we create a good atmosphere in which we get things done and start every day with pleasure. We do not just do it for sales and profits. Together we want to make the organisation a little better every day.


Personal approach

An international company with colleagues of different nationalities. Informal and with Brabant hospitality. "Welcome and great that you are here!". The door is always open, so just walk in for a question or a chat.


Curiosity piqued?

Reeling with excitement to meet your future colleagues? We would like to receive a clear motivation in form of a cover letter and your resumé. You can expect a response from us within two days.

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