Tactical Site Buyer - Delfzijl

Are you an experienced Buyer who takes up the challenge with your team to further structure and professionalize the procurement organization for our Site in Delfzijl? For this you are given all the space to use your experience, knowledge and ambition to determine the strategy and further develop it. In this position you play a pivotal procurement role in the organization on operational, tactical and strategic level.  


Tactical Site Buyer

Fulltime, Delfzijl

Gross annual salary: EUR 58.000 – EUR 89.000


Your Challenges: 

As a Site Buyer you will drive and support the procurement of all materials and services for our site in Delfzijl. You are committed to further professionalize the procurement processes and organization and you are responsible for determining mid and long-term strategies in consultation with your stakeholders and colleagues. 

  • You work closely with local and regional stakeholders and act as a strong link between the site and the external supply base. You identify the needs and opportunities to reduce cost and improve procurement processes at the site
  • You manage local as well as multi-site negotiations and contracts in collaboration with your other Site Buyer colleagues. You align category strategies to secure supply and optimize total cost of ownership
  • You collaborate with category managers and drive implementation of supplier agreements at the site working closely with your stakeholders
  • You lead multiple local CapEx Projects in close alignment with the Capex Procurement Manager in accordance with the category strategies
  • You secure the deliveries of material and services to the sites, offices and labs in accordance with supplier contracts and agreements
  • You actively work on risk assessment and mitigation to improve supply reliability in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and be their main point of contact for the site



Nobian is a European leader in the production of essential chemicals for industries ranging from construction and cleaning to pharmaceuticals and water treatment. We excel in the safe and reliable supply of high-purity salt, chlor-alkali and chloromethanes, thanks to our integrated value chain and modern production sites in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.


From our first salt production in 1918, we continue to innovate every day to become safer, more efficient, and sustainable to ensure the essential products of today will continue to enrich our lives tomorrow. Nobian has approximately 1,600 employees in the Netherlands (Rotterdam, Hengelo, Delfzijl, Arnhem, Amsterdam and Deventer), Germany (Ibbenbüren, Bitterfeld and Frankfurt), Denmark (Mariager), and Sweden (Gothenburg).


Our Nobian Procurement organization consists of 25 employees who are committed to the highest standards of NPR (non-product related) Procurement but also manage the Product related and Logistics spend. Our Procurement organization is part of the Nouryon NPR Procurement organization (approx. 150 people) and aims to deliver best-in-class services that support Nouryon strategic objectives by continuously improving our NPR spend-down program. 


NPR Procurement Delfzijl:

Together with your colleague Site Buyer and the Capex Procurement Manager you support the Delfzijl site and you report to the NPR Sites Procurement Manager.


Have you got what it takes?

To qualify for the role, you have at least a bachelor’s degree and preferably Nev 1 and 2. Furthermore, you have at least 3 years of relevant procurement experience in an international organization, preferably within the process industry. Next to this: 

  • Knowledge of SAP, Microsoft Office and Business Intelligence applications
  • You are strategically strong, and you are a driving force who brings experience with you to set up the purchasing organization professionally
  • Team player: you are in close contact with your stakeholders. You have a positive attitude and can take people along and convince them of your ideas
  • Excellent social skills, you are not afraid to voice your opinion which helps you to bring change and improvement. You are good at dealing with resistance and you are a good discussion partner to all layers within the organization and to external parties
  • Proficiency in the Dutch and English language, spoken and written

This is our offer:

When you join us, you will be part of our fascinating and ambitious international environment with highly skilled and motivated colleagues. A company that develops, produces and sells products that are essential for everyday life. Where employees aim high, take ownership and do it right. Our employment package comprises:

  • A permanent contract;
  • An excellent salary tailored to the job level, your expertise and competencies;
  • An attractive bonus scheme;
  • 35 vacation days;
  • An excellent pension plan;
  • Training opportunities.


Internal networks enable valuable personal and professional development. And through challenging projects with like-minded people, you will help us become first choice for our customers and employees, all over the world.


Are you eager to start your career at Nobian as a Site Buyer:

Then we are looking forward to receiving your online application via our website. Please use the ‘apply’ link on this page and upload your CV and job specific cover letter.  Any questions? Then contact Jeroen Sevenstern, jeroen.sevenstern@nobian.com 

Apply here


A pre-employment screening may be part of the selection process.


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