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Senior Purchaser

Date: Jul 27, 2019

Location: Hoogerheide, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers






Fokker Elmo

We are a leading player in the design, manufacturing and support for the electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for Aerospace and Defense programs.

Our Innovative tools and processes support our customer's aircraft, aero-engine and defense system programs.

Senior Purchaser / Supply Chain Development Engineer

The Senior Purchaser is responsible for managing and improving the supplier logistical performance, for working capital optimization by setting tools and methods and for coaching / training of local Purchasing teams in the 3 production sites China, Turkey and the Netherlands.

Knowledge, Experience & Responsibilities


  • Bachelor degree in relevant field (Supply Chain Management / Technical Business Administration)
  • Knowledge of MRP planning methodologies / forecasting / advanced logistics programs.
  • Knowledge of Purchasing processes, preferably supported by NEVI 1 / 2 course.
  • English spoken and written.



  • Appr. 3 to 4 years of relevant working experience in a purchasing / supply chain function in a production organization.
  • Experienced in performing supplier process assessments on site, and leading improvement activities with suppliers.
  • Experienced in working with ERP systems / planning systems.


 Tasks and responsibilities

  • Supplier first point of contact for key logistical counterparts.
  • Second escalation level for all logistical performance.
  • Setting-up and monitoring logistical improvement plans with suppliers.
  • Implement advanced logistics programs (f.e. VOI/VMI).
  • Perform on-site supplier assessments.
  • Realize working capital targets.
  • Set-up and maintain working capital purchased parts management plan.
  • Set-up and maintain global Purchasing procedures, work-instructions and processes.
  • Coaching, training and supporting Operational Purchasers in the sites.
  • Coordinating first material availability for new programs and development programs.
  • Monitoring item data set-up in the ERP system.
  • Sending out RFQ’s and assess quotations to solve shortage situations.
  • Support FCR change process.

We Offer

A challenging function in salary class K of Fokker Elmo salary structure. In this function you will report hierarchically to the Director Procurement, and operationally also to Program Management (PM). For more information about this position please contact Myrto Kyrousi via

You can apply through HR-system Wilbur via 'Careers'. 


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