Project Purchaser



Working only becomes more fun if all of you do it for the same reasons. We at Arvesta, along with more than 2,400 experts in the field, make an impact on tomorrow's sustainable agriculture and horticulture. We offer a total package of products and services in the fields of animal nutrition, agriculture and horticulture, machinery and retail with our Aveve and Eurotuin shops. Will you soon be joining one of our more than 40 strong brands in Belgium, the Netherlands, France or Germany? If so, read on!

About the job

Nice to meet you, Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects. The future of horticulture technology. The world is realizing that we need to preserve our planet and that it requires a much more sustainable approach on agriculture. Also, the world deserves access to healthy food. Therefore, we design, build and operate tailor made horticultural solutions for our customers, with a reduced footprint in natural resources, water, CO2 and pesticides. We continuously invest in R&D to strengthen our propositions towards our customers. This vision allows us to operate our business successfully for a better future.

The role: Project Purchaser

You will report to the Manager Procurement in the Netherlands. More specifically you will be held accountable for;

  • Producing a project procurement strategy;
  • Attending all Project Progress Meetings in order tot identify the scope of materials and services required for the project;
  • Reviewing and approving purchase proposals;
  • Identifying and assessing local sourcing options for greenhouse EPCI projects;
  • Ensuring the purchase orders are issued in compliance with project schedule and budget (or target);
  • Liaising with project teams and procurement team in the Netherlands to maintain awareness of project activities and their impact on the supply chain;
  • Documenting and reporting on the project supply chain status;
  • Managing purchase package documentation RFQ, etc.;
  • Managing vendor bid evaluations and vendor selection process.
  • Ensuring all relevant QA & HSE requirements are met.
  • Monitoring progress, forecasting delivery and forwarding dates.

Your profile

  • You are a self-starter, result oriented and resilient when required.
  • We expect a solid supply chain and procurement background with proven technical purchasing skills.
  • You are committed to project results.
  • Minimum 10 years of prior experience in supply chain management.
  • Technical education (Bachelor and/or Master)
  • Experience in project environment.
  • Professional proficiency in both spoken and written Dutch and English.Willingsness to travel.
  • Flexible

What's in it for you

At Van der Hoeven, we believe in teamwork and support. We help each other in our work and share our experiences to achieve success together.

To ensure the future of our employees, we have developed the VDH Academy. This internal platform promotes knowledge sharing and provides opportunities for professional growth. We like to invest in the development of our employees.

At Van der Hoeven, fun is also an important part of our team spirit. Our staff association organizes various activities throughout the year, such as fun office drinks, barbecues and family events during the holidays. Our office is also equipped with areas where you can relax and play games.

At Van der Hoeven we value a positive work environment where we grow, learn and enjoy together.


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