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We are looking for candidates for the following position at our Breda office

Purchaser (1 FTE)

We are looking for candidates for the following position at our Breda office

Purchaser (1 FTE)

With headquarters located in Breda (the Netherlands), Vroon employs about 2,000 professionals in offices around the world and on board a diverse fleet of approximately 110 vessels. The Company is active - through various subsidiaries and under different brand names - in the following business segments: offshore-support vessels; offshore maintenance and engineering services; livestock carriers; product tankers; high-heat tankers and vessel-management services. From our Breda head office, approximately 120 staff support the Company’s activities.

What will you do?
To strengthen the Purchasing team, we are looking for a Purchaser to join our Shared Resources team, located at our Breda head office. You will handle purchasing activities for a dedicated group of vessels. Tasks will include:

  • Purchasing of authorised goods and services, in accordance with legal and other relevant requirements and specifications;
  • Monitoring and reporting in this context;
  • Complying with the Company order process, reporting any non-conformities and taking relevant action, if and when necessary;
  • Maintaining regular contact with suppliers and evaluating their performance, in accordance with the Company’s vendor-rating system;
  • Pro-actively proposing improvements, saving initiatives, and other ideas that will support the Company;
  • Promoting sustainability on our vessels, in the office and within our supply network.

In addition to the Shared Resources team, you will work in close cooperation with a Ship Management Team, consisting of Superintendents, Purchasers and a Crewing Officer. You report to the Group Procurement and Purchasing Manager.  

What do we offer?

We believe that to be an employer of choice, we need to take care of our employees.
This is why, if you join our Company, you will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Competitive terms and conditions;
  • A wide range of development opportunities, including a (free) internal training programme and an annual personal budget that can be used for your own personal and professional development goals;
  • A company restaurant, in which it is a pleasure to have lunch or conduct meetings;
  • A salary in line with the market.


Who are we looking for?
Our preferred candidate has:

  • Affinity with the shipping industry and an interest in the supply process;
  • Strong ability to work independently and in a structured manner;
  • No direct experience required if you are motivated, energetic and willing to learn;
  • Excellent negotiating skills;
  • Good commercial awareness;
  • Ability to work well under pressure;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and reporting skills in English.

Only candidates eligible to live and work in the EU will be considered for this position.

Job information:

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For more information, please contact our HR Manager, Evelien Overmans-Vonk,
(T: +31 76 20 68 100).

Don’t miss this opportunity to be challenged and grow in a professional, friendly atmosphere and open culture. Contact us today by sending in your application in English, including curriculum vitae, to careers@vroon.nl  .

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