Tactical Buyer After Sales


Do you also want to make a world of difference in the recycling industry? And soon be able to say that 80% of household waste in New York is processed by your company’s machines, just like other types of waste? Then come and work with us!

We are looking for a Tactical Purchaser to expand the purchasing team.

Location: Appingedam (the Netherlands)

What will be your role?

Our Procurement Department focuses on tactical, project-based, and operational procurement activities. As a Tactical Buyer After Sales, you supervise procurement processes and you are the business partner for our After Sales business unit in the field of purchasing.

In the role, you will be involved in spare part management, among other things, in order to provide our customers with the best possible service. You will be involved in concluding agreements with subcontractors for mainly business international outsourcing of activities. In addition, you will work closely with fellow Tactical Buyers to contribute to the further growth of the After Sales field within the organization and purchasing.

Your main activities:

  • As a Tactical Buyer, you supervise the procurement processes for spare parts for after-sales service. This includes keeping the procurement process running smoothly and selecting the right suppliers. You are also responsible for the purchase of (non-standard) products.
  • In addition, you will make an inventory of the internal needs per category, including current suppliers, existing contracts, purchase volumes, and cost prices.
  • You understand the purchasing needs of the After Sales department and translate them into effective purchasing strategies. You negotiate favorable purchasing conditions and long-term price agreements with suppliers.
  • You will be responsible for managing contracts and maintaining long-term relationships with suppliers, following up on the contractual agreements.

Who are you?

You work in a process-oriented way and know how to ensure, in close collaboration with stakeholders, that the results contribute to the objectives as much as possible. You are able to build a good relationship with suppliers, bind them to you, and further develop the relationship. You also dare to take initiative, you stand firmly during negotiations and you convince others.

What do you bring?

  • A relevant completed higher education, supplemented with NEVI 1 or equivalent is an advantage.
  • You have at least 5 years of work experience in a similar position in the manufacturing industry.
  • Experience or affinity with technological products or after-sales projects is a must.
  • You are result-oriented, driven, committed, and proactive. You are able to establish and maintain contacts at various levels, are a relationship builder, see opportunities and developments, and know how to use them.

What do we offer you?

  • A challenging job within a growing and technically innovative company.
  • A competitive salary depending on knowledge and experience.
  • Yearly 27 vacation days + 13 Adv days
  • Possibility to surrender 3, 6 or 9 days of Adv days for extra salary.
  • The possibility to work partly from home (Hybrid working).
  • Nice and professional team.

Who are we?

Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions is internationally known as a leading manufacturer of very large, tailor-made recycling solutions. Bollegraaf has several branches or agents in Europe and North America, but our installations and total solutions can be found all over the world, such as in Mexico and Ghana.

In Appingedam and Emmen, approximately 400 employees work continuously on the products and services. From R&D to production, Bollegraaf has everything in-house and with our products we make a positive contribution to a sustainable world. The systems can separate raw materials from waste thanks to innovative and high-quality techniques. Bollegraaf is in a growth market; Reuse and recycling of raw materials are crucial to ensure that the earth does not become depleted. Our vision is clear: There is no such thing as waste, only a stock of valuable substances that need to be sorted, cleaned, and prepared to enter a new life cycle.

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Would you like more information or would you like to apply?

Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter to the vacancy title to: or respond via the link below. For more information, please contact Peter Tiems (Manager Purchasing) at +31 (0) 596-654333.

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The vacancy is posted internally and externally at the same time.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated. We consider unsolicited CVs as a direct application of the candidate.

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