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Facilities & Procurement Manager


Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

Type of contract:  Permanent
Posting date:  15-Jun-2022
Job offer reference:  130774

We have an outstanding opportunity for someone that wants to join our diverse organization and who wants to play a significant part in a business with the purpose to shape a world of trust as a:




We are an award-winning employer. Our people are trusted and responsible, believing in what they do with a clear commitment to contribute to transforming the world we live in and shaping a world of trust. Bureau Veritas operates in a wide range of sectors, delivering Testing, Inspection, and Certification services to some of the world’s biggest household names. With more than 400,000 global clients and a reputation for quality, we are at the forefront of service and innovation.


Our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have worked hard to create a supportive and engaging working environment, which is open and inclusive and individuals are given the opportunity to fulfill their potential and really leave their mark.


The Facilities and Procurement Manager oversees the provision of equipment, material, and services on a timely basis, at quality levels in accordance with business needs and at optimal cost to the Netherlands Commodities business, driving continuous improvement in the process. 


Your responsibilities are to:

  • Manage relationships internally & externally with the business to cover the supply of equipment, material, and services (excluding IT) from the time of purchase to invoicing and payment and ensure timely involvement with purchasing
  • Identify and develop needs and requirements for operating equipment, materials, consumables, and acceptable substitutions
  • Assess current material availability; reasonably predicts future availability based on the market, delivery systems, and other variables
  • Develop and improve procedures for purchasing and contract management in line with BV Group guidelines
  • Establish business processes and ensures consistency across the RFP process
  • Evaluate and approves conditions for issuing and awarding bids
  • Resolve grievances with vendors, contractors, and suppliers
  • Maintain and/or implement purchasing and record-keeping systems
  • Lead spend analysis, supplier rationalization, and key supplier negotiations
  • Review of existing contracts to identify key sourcing options and appropriate cost-saving opportunities
  • Record, analyze, and report to the business on key areas of spend, highlighting key variances to budgeted performance. Liaise with the business in the implementation of remedial measures to address such
  • Manage the interface with other departments including Accounts Payable, HR, and the operational businesses
  • Communicate with management for approval of purchasing contracts with new vendors/ suppliers/ subcontractors
  • Coordinate with people in different company locations to see if a better price is available in the network 
  • Facilities: responsible for the operation and maintenance of facilities and grounds maintenance, cleaning, removal or disposal of waste materials
  • Facilities: contributes to the development of policy and the professionalization of services
  • Facilities: monitors the budget, estimates financial consequences of (strategic) plans, and takes any necessary actions
  • Facilities: monitoring, analyzing, and reporting contract agreements and adjusting where necessary, by measuring, evaluating, and improving supplier performance
  • Facilities: relationship and stakeholder management by maintaining contact with internal stakeholders and retrieving service needs from the organization


What we expect from you
You are analytical, driven, strategic, and creative. You possess a track record of successful relationship management, strong business, and analytical acumen, and experience working with operational teams. You have great communication skills, and the ability to work with internal and external stakeholders.

  • A degree in supply chain management, logistics, or business administration preferred
  • At least three years of experience in a related field required
  • Facility experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proven negotiation skills.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and delegate them when appropriate
  • Understanding of business and management principles


Bureau Veritas, we offer you the freedom to shape your own role in order to get the most out of yourself. We give each other the freedom to thrive, be ourselves, have fun, and be proud of what we achieve together.

Our team is diverse! We drive towards an inclusive culture and work environment. We are intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds.
You can expect a competitive industry benchmarked salary and pension, performance-based salary raises, yearly bonus, company car, flexible working hours, and more.


If you feel that you can contribute to our business by diving into this exciting opportunity, we are looking forward to receiving your CV and motivational letter! Please apply via the 'Apply' button.


Please be aware reference checks and assessments may be requested as part of the recruitment process.


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