We are searching for a

Senior Project Buyer

  • 32-40 hrs per week
  • HBO

We are searching for a

Senior Project Buyer

  • 32-40 hrs per week
  • HBO

Senior Project Buyer

based in the Netherlands at our Alblasserdam and/or Zwijndrecht facilities

Welcome to Oceanco!

Oceanco specialises in building large custom yachts up to 140 meters in length. Offering a highly personalised service to clients, Oceanco applies innovative design and technology to create one-of-a-kind bespoke yachts that respect the vision of both the Owner and the designer.

We are a project-oriented management company outsourcing the main yacht building packages to our strategic co-makers. It is with pride and passion that we guide our clients through the journey to build his/her perfect yacht. Our desire to offer our Owners the perfect yacht goes hand-in-hand with a significant responsibility to reduce its impact. We are innovative—unique in what we do and how we do it because we challenge ourselves to do better each time.

We believe in teamwork. Together we create an environment in which employees work together every day from conception to completion of our yachts. We learn from each other and maximise our collective and personal potential.

It does not matter which position you hold or which team you are part of, we will encourage you to spread your wings and grow in your ambitions.

To enhance our growth, we are looking for proud, passionate, committed people to create and complete our inspiring teams!

What will be your challenge?

In this role you will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • As a Senior Project Buyer you are part of one of our inspiring project teams that realise our yachts.
  • You oversee the entire supply chain process with the leading building schedule in order to realize together with involved supplies and project core team a timely and qualitative supply. Manage the assigned part of the 125 procurement packages with 200 suppliers for each yacht.
  • Monitor progress of the supplier for timely and accurate execution of the order.
  • Solve operational and contractual issues with the supplier; in close cooperation with the Project Team.
  • You identify bottlenecks (e.g. capability, proven technology) and opportunities (e.g. innovation) for improvement in the assigned package.
  • You ensure and execute contract management of the suppliers (framework agreements and escalations) and support management and colleagues in order to have the best deal within the package.
  • You build and maintain a working relationship with involved third parties (co-makers and subcontractors).
  • You work in aligned co-makership with our partners and see and realise possible synergies based on your expertise and mutual respect.

What do we ask for?

  • University or Higher Vocational Education with relevant working experience
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in The Netherlands preferably in maritime industry and/or yacht building industry 
  • You recognise yourself in the following competences; Analytical ability, Collaboration, Exactitude, Persuasiveness.
  • You oversee the big picture and have a comprehensive view of the entire process
  • You are pro-active and problem-solving in your approach
  • You are a proud and passionate professional that is eager to learn
  • Knowledge of MS office applications and Navision
  • A good command of written and spoken English and Dutch

What do we offer?

  • A challenging full-time function within a unique, international and leading-edge yacht building company
  • An inspiring environment with great possibilities for personal development and education
  • Competitive primary and excellent secondary employment conditions
  • Collective agreement Metalektro
  • Active staff association that organises fun trips, social get- togethers with colleagues, sports events, and other festivities

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy and/or responses from recruitment agencies are not appreciated.

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