August 21, 2019
Oiltanking Europe B.V.

Regional Procurement Manager Europe (m/f/d)

Oiltanking has been active in tank storage logistics since 1972, and is one of the largest independent operators of tank terminals for oils, chemicals and gases worldwide. The company owns and operates 70 terminals in 23 countries with a total storage capacity of 20 million cbm, on five continents – in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, India, and the Asia-Pacific region.

For the Oiltanking Europe region we are looking for a

Regional Procurement Manager Europe (m/f/d)

What will you be doing?

As Regional Procurement Manager you will be the intermediary between the assigned region and the Corporate Procurement Team (CPT). You support the CPT with the roll-out and the establishment/embedding of a sound procurement organization. Furthermore you will manage and guide the strategic/project buyers and support/coordinate the related operational procurement activities at the terminals. 

You actively collaborate with and involve stakeholders in the (project) procurement processes & procedures and in the procurement network. You focus on high quality support to internal consumers and high efficiency of the procurement activities in a highly technical driven environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Following the Oiltanking Procurement Policy, you will implement and execute compliant procurement processes and procedures;
  • Organize, manage and optimize the strategic, operational and project buying as well as the procurement organization, processes and activities in the region;
  • Achieve and report the generation of savings for local/regional categories in close collaboration with all terminals in the region;
  • Oversee, create clarity and transparency and coordinate demand for local/regional procurement activities;
  • Conduct, support and coordinate RFX processes for regional procurement activities and (co-)develop/monitor (project) procurement plans;
  • Manage and appraise region’s procurement performance and support reporting/controlling 
  • Implement and monitor Supplier Management process in accordance to the Code of Conduct;
  • Ensure and contribute HSSE, sustainable, innovative solutions in the procurement approach, processes and execution of (project) procurement plans;
  • Develop, implement, monitor and coordinate supplier management activities and review accuracy and updates on the supplier management database;
  • Understand and challenge status quo in implementing and optimizing the procurement initiative. 

The ideal candidate:

  • Min. 7-10 years professional experience  in leading strategic purchasing or relevant interface function in a technical environment
  • Academic degree in technical area, business, economics or equivalent education
  • Experience in both managing and execution of complex industry related capex projects as well in MRO (opex) related purchasing preferably related to our industry/branch    
  • Be able to function as a solid partner for both the procurement organization and the business within the region    
  • Good IT skills, especially in MS Office and SAP-S4 Hana/R3-MM/Ariba
  • Customer and quality oriented 
  • Diplomatic skills, team player, assertiveness and service orientation
  • Communication, presentation and moderation skills
  • Autonomous leader, willing to take ownership
  • Problem solver
  • Fluent in English, German and/or Dutch language skills are a plus
  • Willing to travel in Europe at least 60 % of the time  

What do we offer?

  • An international role in a dynamic company 
  • The opportunity to help bring procurement to the next level
  • An informal and flexible working environment
  • Many opportunities for development 
  • Excellent term & conditions


Are you the driven procurement manager we are looking for? Please visit our company website and apply there.

Contact HR

Human Resources

Jolien Stroet 
Oiltanking Amsterdam B.V.
Heining 100
1047 AH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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