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Merve Çiftçi

Talent Acquisition Specialist

SENIOR BUYER 

The purpose of this role is to deliver significant cost reductions, whilst maintaining the highest standards of material quality, service levels and safety, working within a robust and proven set of procedures. In addition, you will be expected to promote the many facets of Leaseweb’s procurement function whilst at the same time develop and introduce procurement strategies covering a number of product portfolios.   

The Senior Buyer works closely together with local Logistic Teams, Product Management, SAP Support and local Management Teams. 

 
Responsibilities: 

  • Development and implementation of supplier strategies 
  • Manage supplier relationships 
  • Meet and exceed operational KPI’s in quality, cost and delivery performance 
  • Develop and implement supplier development programs to enhance relationships to use as leverage for future business opportunities 
  • Liaise with suppliers both internal and external 
  • Coordinate and complete weekly and monthly reporting 
  • Ensure compliance with all record keeping requirements 
  • Management of end-end transactional process of key suppliers 
  • Plan, implement & manage benchmarking and tendering projects, RFQ’s and RFP’s 

Requirements:  

  • 5+ years’ experience in a Buyer position in the IT Industry 
  • Bachelor (or Masters) degree in e.g. Business, Finance or Supply Chain Management  
  • Must have a proven track record in improving quality, cost and delivery metrics 
  • Experience taking a lead role in negotiation of terms and conditions and Service Level Agreements 
  • Able to build good working relationships across all levels internally and externally with suppliers 
  • Track record of delivering significant procurement benefits 
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills 
  • Full understanding of tendering processes 
  • Experience in project planning and resource management (time management skills) 
  • Experience in working with cross functional teams, e.g. Engineering, Commercial  
  • Creative thinker, well organized and self-disciplined 
  • Flexible, reliable, and calm under pressure 
  • SAP experience is a plus 

Benefits include:  

  • Participation in annual company bonus scheme, a company pension, and monthly Internet allowance 
  • 25 days of paid time off (and the option to buy or sell up to 5 more days) 
  • Free lunch and parking, the best coffee (if we say so ourselves), and fresh fruit provided daily (when in the office) 
  • Attractive relocation packages and an agency that takes care of the entire visa process
  • Access to the Leaseweb Academy, a personalized learning platform offering a variety of studies, courses, and trainings 
  • Free in-house Dutch courses 
  • Fun events year-round – from virtual pub quizzes to summer parties, company runs, quarterly hackathons and much more 
  • Monthly after work drinks (also virtual, for now!) 
  • A multicultural work environment (our colleagues in HQ alone are from over 40 countries!) in a company where you can truly make a difference  

Ready for the next step? 

If you’d like to apply, please do so online. To learn more about us, follow us on LinkedIn or Instagram to get an inside look at the life at Leaseweb. For questions, please reach out to Merve Ciftci, Talent Acquisition Specialist, at: m.ciftci@global.leaseweb.com

We directly source all candidates – any unsolicited profiles received from recruitment agencies will be treated as direct applications.

 

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