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Purchasing specialist Dow Terneuzen

Vacancy at: Dow Chemical
Education level: MBO
Publication date: 23 September 2021
Hours per week: 40
Salary: Indication per month
€ 2600 - 3200 per month € 15.00 - 18.46 per hour
Vacancy number: 25420
Interesting for you
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Pension Scheme
  • Travel Allowances

Job description

Are you experienced in the field of procurement? Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, or a similar field? Are you looking for a job with benefits such as travel allowance and pension accrual? Then Manpower is looking for you!

Employment agency Manpower is looking for an purchasing specialist for Dow in Terneuzen.

In this role, you will be accountable for supporting all procurement activities associated with specific category of spend for the Dow Service Centre Procure to Pay organisation. You will be expected to develop a primary and secondary category specialization over time. In addition to supporting a particular category of spend, you may support a Procurement Team, the Contract Management Team, the Buy Channel Standardization team, or Special Projects. In this role, you will support the Dow Procurement organization to develop, deliver, and operationalize Strategic Sourcing strategies to support the ability of Dow to realize best value for every dollar of spend.
The following activities will be part of your daily workload:

  • Prioritizing, expediting and facilitating complex orders
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of purchasing process standards and procedures
  • Providing expertise in purchasing to resolve Level III escalations from third party managed services teams
  • Supporting managed services (Procurement and Accounts Payable) inquiries regarding complex contracts and purchase orders
  • Developing, coaching and mentoring peer buyers and analysts to perform complex buys, resolve escalations and support reporting needs
  • Capturing and reporting metrics and KPIs, delivering to committed mutual service agreement and service level agreement goals

What’s in it for you
  • Gross salary between €2,600 and €3,200 per month
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses at €0.19 per kilometre and full reimbursement of Westerschelde tunnel expenses
  • Pension accrual through Manpower after six months’ work
  • Full-time job of 40 hours a week (32 hours is also possible in good consultation)
  • Fixed term Manpower contract at Dow 
  • Possibility of a permanent contract with Dow in the long run

About the company

The Dow Service Centre is the international service provider for the Dow Chemical Company. More than 1,100 employees representing over fifty nationalities work here. The Service Centre supports Dow and its joint ventures in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India with a wide range of services. This includes logistics, customer services, finance, human resources, translations and more.  In 2020 Dow received recognition as a Top Employer because of the their support of local environmental projects and public events.

Working hours
The working hours in this position are between 7.00 and 18.00 hrs.


  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Supply Chain, Operations Management, Engineering or similar
  • An excellent command of the English language (at least level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • Availability of 40 hours per week
  • A Dutch work permit that is valid for at least nine months or EU-citizenship
  • A Certificate of Good Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag or VOG) that shows you have not committed any criminal offences

Living in or near Terneuzen, Hoek, Middelburg or Bergen op Zoom is a bonus, but not mandatory.

We will contact you shortly after you apply for this position. This means you can start your new job as soon as possible. Apply now!