Eurail B.V.

Procurement & Supplier Manager

We advocate for the positive impact travelling can have in the world. We are Eurail and we have all the stops to take our customers’ curiosity further. To be more precise: there are more than 30,000 destinations in Europe ready to be discovered with one Pass.

If we are going to inspire the world, then we need the right people around us. We are proud of our culture at Eurail. We're a diverse team (49 nationalities!) of talented and passionate colleagues who have a real curiosity for the world around them. We like thinkers and do-ers, and people that ask a lot of questions.

We strive to ensure that all of our people have the chance to innovate, influence and grow. With our international and passionate team (based in Utrecht and working from home), we believe that creative thinking and diversity help to improve our brands and ultimately create a unique and repeatable experience for our customers.

We’re on the search for…

…someone who can take our Procurement vision to the next level and together with the rest of the Procurement team mature a successful partnership with the business to put this vision into practice.

Eurail B.V. offers many products and services to its customers while navigating a large network of suppliers, carriers and distributors. Within this network you are focusing on our suppliers and support the Eurail teams with all procurement activities (RfP’s, drafting contracts and managing relations) for all procurement categories.  You set up a clear vision and strategy to support the organization with its growth strategy, while balancing relations with all parties involved.

So, whether it is new software, a new recruitment partner or a marketing campaign, you will help your colleagues getting the best value and service available.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll be joining the Procurement team, which consists of you and a Buyer and Supplier Manager, as well as the wider CFO organisation. Together you are key to ensuring Eurail gets value for its money and builds successful partnerships with their strategic suppliers. You will directly reporting to the CFO.

You will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Creating and implementing a Procurement vision for the upcoming years.
  • Liaising with organizational contacts to drive a category approach to Procurement.
  • Support the organization in the Agile transition with regards to procurement, becoming more output and KPI driven, and increasing the overall maturity of the Procurement processes.
  • Facilitate the procurement processes and guide colleagues in RFP creation, tenders and negotiations.
  • Advise on legal and contractual impact of commitments and ensure clear documentation of agreements with suppliers and distributors.
  • Manage the relationship with suppliers to monitor, maintain and increase supplier performance.
  • Guide and educate the organization on the importance of Supplier and Contract Management.
  • Mentor the Buyer and Supplier Manager, supporting his professional growth.

You’ll be collaborating with virtually the entire organization, but mostly with the members of the Leadership Team and the seniors in our teams who have the majority of the procurement requests.

What we’re looking for in you

We’re looking for talented people who go ‘One Stop Further’ and have the same mindset as us, being forward-thinking, results-driven, caring and embracing diversity.

In terms of your experience and strengths.

Are you the Procurement Professional we are looking for? Do you recognize yourself in the below:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Supply Chain, Engineering or related field;
  • NEVI 1. NEVI 2, CIPS or similar certification preferred;
  • 5 years’ experience in Procurement – preferably more – including at least 3 years of experience in Procurement strategy development and at least 5 years in a negotiation and supplier / sourcing / category / contract management role;
  • You have a proven track record in managing legal compliance, Dutch law and GDPR regulations;
  • You are a strong communicator, capable to understand the big picture, work in a team and connect the organisational dots;
  • You easily ‘connect’ and build good working relationships with stakeholders in as well as outside of the organisation;
  • Both hands-on approach on operational tasks and strategic vision to improve cost efficiency and increase ROI;
  • Analytical, confident, hard-working, grounded, pragmatic, and proactive personality;
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills in English (mandatory) and Dutch (desirable);
  • Accurate and keen on detail, agile, detailed-oriented, and ethical way of working;
  • You have affinity with process management and control cycles;
  • You adapt quickly to changes and have a companies’ best interest at heart;
  • You don’t shy away from independent projects and tasks and connect with others proactively to achieve the best results. 

Please note you need to have a European passport or a permit to work in the Netherlands and you have to reside in the Netherlands or be willing to move to The Netherlands on short notice in order to be considered for this role. We offer a Hybrid work environment with on average up to about 50% working from home (as far as you would like to do so).

In addition, its bonus points if you have…

  • Knowledge of the SAFe framework;
  • A love of sustainable travel;
  • Already hold the correct documents to work in the Netherlands.

Our offer

  • You have the flexibility to manage when and where you work, with our hybrid way of working. Whether you need collaborative, quiet or social time, either face-to-face or online, everything is possible, but keep in mind that is necessary to come to the office some days per week. 
  • The opportunity to make a visible contribution, working in an agile way within your team and across the company. 
  • A complimentary NS train card to travel across the Netherlands for work and leisure.
  • An annual free global travel pass for you and a companion, so you can explore Europe with your family or friends and share the same experiences as our customers.
  • An annual team trip across Europe to experience our product first-hand.
  • The autonomy to develop your own personal and professional growth plan using your individual training budget.
  • Support for your wellbeing through a generous personal allowance.
  • An enhanced annual leave package of 28-30 days, plus additional study days, volunteer days, and Good Friday.
  • Market conform remuneration.

Curious to apply?

Apply directly via our website (https://jobs.eurail.com/en/vacancies).

  • Please submit a motivational letter, with your resume in English (our business language)
  • To show off your skills, we may also ask you to complete a short assessment as part of the process 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications via Indeed or other recruitment websites, as these sites bypass our recruitment system, which is in place to ensure compliance with GDPR and our inclusion and diversity policy.

If we feel you might be a good fit, the next step is a fairly informal interview with some of your potential new team members. For you, this is helpful to understand if Eurail is your ideal workplace, and for us, it tells us more about the value you would bring.

In the meantime…

Following your application, we will provide you with an update, even if you are unsuccessful. We appreciate the effort it takes to apply for a new role so we ensure that we respond to every candidate.

If you’re curious to know more, why not check us out on LinkedIn and get a feel for our culture, our values, and our place in the world. And we’re eager to answer any questions you might have too… just send them over to jobs@eurail.com and our People & Culture team will pick them up.

Due to GDPR, we ask that you don’t apply for vacancies via jobs@eurail.com or send us any personal information (other than your name and contact details).

Reference No:

751945216

Region:

  • Utrecht

Job type:

Fixed Term Contract

Working hours:

Full-time

Working days:

Day

Location:

Utrecht, Netherlands

Company homepage:

https://www.eurail.com/

Office address:

3511SB Utrecht