Project Buyer

Job description

As a Project Buyer at Benchmark, you are an important link in the procurement process during NPI Projects (New Product Introduction). The purpose of this position is to translate the Supply Chain plan into the setup of new items, enter into supplier contracts, improve our procurement policy and purchase the right components, at the right price, at the right time.

What you can add

As Project Buyer you are responsible for the procurement policy regarding NPI projects of Benchmark. You determine in consultation with the internal organization and the client what is needed for the projects. You are the contact person within the project team for all procurement related issues for both the internal and external client.

You select the supplier based on the best price-quality ratio and lead time and then negotiate with this supplier. You supervise the entire delivery process. In doing so, you balance between closing the best deal for Benchmark and maintaining a good relationship with the supplier. You use this strategic insight to continuously ensure that the best parts arrive at the right time and that this guarantees the highest quality of our products.

You analyze the procurement package for all items in the NPI project and prepare improvement plans in cooperation with the suppliers. In your role as Project Buyer you are constantly analyzing the supply market and keeping your knowledge up to date.

How do you add value?

  • By being entrepreneurial and taking responsibility.
  • By showing self-knowledge, taking risks and showing your competencies in the job and knowing when you need help and then acting on it.
  • By wanting to get the process done together and by making sure the team is pleasant.
  • You develop continuously in terms of both professional content and soft skills.

You have the following tasks

  • Requesting and comparing quotes and corporate contracts for all items in the NPI project.
  • Optimizing and evaluating call-off schedules and forecasts for component deliveries based on the need in the ERP system.
  • Managing the clear to build NPI overview and taking actions on this towards the supplier or Strategic Buyer and communicating the actions taken towards the Project Team.
  • Maintaining partnerships with suppliers, NPI planners, Manufacturing Engineers, Project Leaders and the customer.
  • Negotiate on price, delivery times & possibilities, reliability and quality.
  • Analyzing the purchasing package and preparing improvement plans with suppliers; this translates into logistics concepts, second sourcing critical supplier and secound sourcing when production takes place in another region.
  • Analyzing timely open regular orders, non-regular (items whose specification is incomplete or different) orders, back orders, kit purchase orders and other purchasing signals including order confirmations.

Job requirements

We are looking for you if you fit the following

  • A completed education Industrial Engineering and Management or Business Administration¬†(or related) in the direction of Supply Chain Management at least at the hbo-level.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Knowledge of purchasing processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of simulation tools in the field of Supply Chain Management (Rapid Response).
  • Knowledge of strategy and methods related to risk management, quality management, supply chain management, procurement management.
  • Knowledge of MRP/ERP and automated systems.

We offer

A work environment where you are part of a global company. Here you will work in independent teams where we are open to new initiatives and ideas from everyone. You will work in a dynamic environment that offers you the space to make quick steps, to grow, also through our Benchmark Academy and to get responsibility. These steps are possible within and outside your current job area. Within this environment, the work is not only challenging, but above all fun.

We offer excellent conditions in addition to an appropriate salary such as:

  • 27 vacation days and 13 atv days.
  • Flexible working hours. As long as you make sure your work gets done, there is a possibility within Benchmark to arrange your working hours in a flexible way.
  • Broad development opportunities. Within Benchmark there are numerous opportunities for development.
  • Entrepreneurship is seen, appreciated and stimulated.

Benchmark Almelo

Benchmark in Almelo is part of the multinational Benchmark Inc., a publicly traded company in the field of electronics manufacturing and providing services to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). At Benchmark you work for companies that make an impact with their innovations, we develop new products that improve safety, health or convenience. We deliver these products from product design to volume production and even directly to the end user. This entire process, from design to production, is performed entirely in Almelo. Currently Benchmark Inc. has 23 locations. In Almelo we have 500 employees.


Have you become interested in working for a fast-growing, internationally operating projects organization? Then apply immediately! Are you looking for more information? Please contact Manon Voskamp at

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