Procurement and Supplier Manager

Are you an experienced procurement professional with a passion for travel? Are you ready to take on the responsibility for a procurement team within a scale up company? Read on! As our procurement and supplier manager you will contribute to the success of the organisation by managing an international network of suppliers.

 

Organisation

Eurail and Interrail Passes, available to non-European and European residents respectively, are synonymous with flexible rail travel throughout Europe, connecting both countries and passengers alike. Over half a million people of all ages use Eurail and Interrail Passes each year to experience the freedom of borderless travel and discover Europe via more than 250,000 km of interconnected railways.

Eurail is established in 2001 and based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The dedicated team at Eurail continuously works to improve pass products and offers a truly life-changing journey throughout Europe.

 

Job description and Role

In this role, you will lead the procurement team. Together with the team you bring the department to the next stage of maturity by building on the current processes and procedures. You will guarantee the high quality of services we provide to our customers by building and managing our international network of suppliers.

You will achieve these goals through the following activities:

  • Managing the procurement team;

  • Improving the procurement strategy, policy and processes.

  • Aligning the procurement roadmap with the business goals;

  • Managing the performance of our strategic suppliers;

  • Building effective relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers;

  • Performing tenders for strategic contracts;

You will be a valuable member of the cross-functional teams that work on new developments in e-commerce, online marketing and IT, to ensure good cooperation with current suppliers and selection of new suppliers.

 

Boxes to tick

You are the Procurement and supplier manager we are looking for if you have the following characteristics

  • A relevant Bachelor degree. Masters degree will be a ‘plus’.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience + relevant work experience in procurement;

  • Experience with procurement of services, preferably in IT and (online) marketing;

  • Experience as category manager or procurement lead is a plus;

  • Knowledge of public procurement is preferred;

  • You have excellent communication skills both verbal and written in English;

  • Previous experience of working in an international environment is preferred;

  • With your positive energy, ideas and output, you know how to engage stakeholders and achieve results;

  • You feel at home in an online environment, working with young colleagues at both a professional and an informal level;

  • You are passionate about travel.

 

Why work for Eurail?

  • A young, growing and informal organisation;

  • An international working environment;

  • You will work in a very positive environment with helpful colleagues;

  • A healthy work/life balance, including flexible working hours;

  • Attractive salary and benefits, e.g. yearly Interrail passes.

  • An annual training budget to be used for your own personal development;

  • The opportunity to make a concrete and directly visible contribution to the development of a young company;

 

Your development is important to us

Your success is our success. For that reason, we invest in all our employees. With your very own education budget you can develop your personal and professional experience. You can follow a training course over a short or longer period, with a coach or through a peer support program. We encourage you to think beyond your own position. As an employee of Eurail you will take part in cross functional team projects.

 

A glimpse of life at Eurail

Excited to start your application? Here are a few things to help you get going:

 

Do you have more questions?

You can send questions about this vacancy to jobs@eurail.com, we will respond to you as soon as possible.