Sr. Procurement Specialist


Description of
this vacancy

Start your career as an Sr. Procurement Specialist at Vopak and contribute to social themes such as energy security and energy transition. We offer you a working environment that is safe and pleasant and where equality, diversity, and satisfaction are of paramount importance. Ready to develop yourself and make a positive impact? Improve the world and start as an Sr. Procurement Specialist at Vopak.

What will you do as an Sr. Procurement Specialist?

This Sr. Procurement Specialist position oversees the availability of the specified goods and services according to the functional, budget, and planning requirements of the internal customer/budget owner.  

What do we offer you?

  • A market-based salary depending on your experience and knowledge and attractive bonuses.

  • Various growth opportunities.

  • Group health insurance where Vopak pays 50% of the nominal costs.

  • 401(k) Incentive Savings Plan

  • Holidays (9 fixed holidays and 2 floating holidays)

  • Basic Life/AD&D Insurance                               

  • Tuition Reimbursement

What do we expect from you as an Sr. Procurement Specialist?

  • Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Engineering, or related business preferred.

  • 5-7 years of hands-on experience in procurement, preferably in the process industry

  • Solid hands-on experience with the execution of tenders and knowledge of contract law

  • Knowledge of and successful experience with procurement processes including:

    • Strategic sourcing

    • Market research

    • Supplier evaluation and selection

    • Contract negotiation and execution

    • Supplier performance management

    • Risk management

  • Strong computer skills including Excel and Word. SAP & Oracle Cloud experience preferred.

What does your day look like?

Your core responsibilities are:

  • Facilitate visibility and availability of contracts.

  • Ensure adequate usage of contracts.

  • Ensure that supplier contracts are managed in line with the specifications of the Procurement Policies and principles (compliance). 

  • Evaluate and improve the use of contracts and decide on contract development with stakeholders (e.g. termination or modification).

  • Drive continuous improvement by understanding and analyzing processes, and identifying and implementing process improvement actions. 

  • Develop and implement S&P policies, standards and systems in line with business and functional requirements to ensure effective, efficient, and compliant work routines for S&P

  • Requesting quotes from single or multiple suppliers and subsequently leading the awarding process. Typical activities are: requests for quotations, call-offs from framework agreements, negotiating best prices and conditions, and securing on-time delivery. 

  • Execute all purchasing within the Opco in accordance with the Tactical Procurement Procedure, Tender Board Procedure, policies and operational excellence standards.

  • Perform spend analyses, contract analyses, categories reviews, process improvement analyses and define initiatives to be included in the annual terminals procurement plan and budget cycle.

  • Furthermore, align the plan with all stakeholders and subsequently govern the execution of the procurement plan.

  • Plan, define category strategy, tender and buy goods, services and other expenditures for the Operating Company (e.g. machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies and services) in line with the procurement policy and contracts.

  • Perform various analyses (e.g. contract, categories and process). Align opportunities and actions with stakeholders to create and execute the terminal procurement plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.  The Company will not sponsor immigration or work visas.

Work Environment

This position requires an employee to be in an office environment as well as exposed to outside elements.  Most extreme elements are heat in the summer months of up to 100°+ and some exposure to cold of generally no less than 0° in the winter months.  There will be exposure to various chemicals and compounds, including fumes and smells, some of them hazardous.  The employee may enter confined spaces and work in elevated environments.  Employee must be able to wear PPE required by the location.  General office noise may be experienced and louder sounds and vibrations when outside.  All environments are safe with appropriate PPE.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, speak and hear.  The employee is required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; the employee may be required, on occasion, to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee may be required to climb ladders/storage tanks up to 50’ in height.  The employee may be required to enter confined spaces.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Employee may be required to travel by air, rail, bus, or car.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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