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About Vlisco
For over 175 years Vlisco has been designing and manufacturing exclusive fabrics in the Netherlands and selling these in West- and Central Africa. Vlisco has a leading market position and a very strong reputation in quality and unique designs. Vlisco is very innovative and introduces new designs every year. Vlisco’s highly expressive and creative customers transform the fabrics into fashionable looks, which are one of a kind. Vlisco’s heritage and design signature is a multicultural melting pot of beauty and industrial craftsmanship. Vlisco Group employs ca. 2000 FTE.

Under the new ownership, Vlisco’s strategy is to become a luxury brand like Chanel and Dior.

Procurement at Vlisco
The Vlisco procurement team is 8 FTE, all based in the Netherlands and responsible for a total €120m spend on raw materials, creative, maintenance, Capex, facilities, production & logistics, IT, and services. Historically the procurement function was focussed on the factories. To enable the new strategy of becoming a luxury brand, the procurement team needs to support brand content and the creative function as well. For that reason the new role of Procurement Officer Creative has been created.

The role of Procurement Officer Creative
The role is accountable for procurement of premium packaging, brand materials and services. You will ensure uninterrupted supply to Vlisco factories and reshaping your supplier base to enable the new company strategy.

You will develop the procurement strategy for the creative category. You will facilitate supplier collaboration in developing and delivering brand content materials and services. You will create a simple and effective governance, develop effective procurement performance measures and report these for your category. You support the procurement function in the development of professionalism and competence.

Potentially you can expand the scope of the role into other brand- and creative related materials and services. The role reports to the Manager Supply Chain.

Your profile
You have a relevant Master degree or Bachelor degree. You have some years procurement experience, preferably in the premium packaging category or creative materials and services. You have worked in a luxury branded business, ideally in fashion. Alternatively, experience in luxury brands in cosmetics, footware or hardware can also be relevant.

You are fluent in Dutch and English. You are a good listener and communicator. You are proactive. You like working with the best of the best creative people. You are entrepreneurial, professional in everything you do and do care about others. You are also brave and not afraid to be the first coming up with ideas and actions. You learn from your mistakes.

For you this role is a unique opportunity to shape the creative category your way, build your own internal- and external relationships, bring structure to it and make a direct contribution to the new strategy of Vlisco.

The offer
We offer the opportunity to work in a truly unique and successful company with more than 175 years of Dutch-African heritage in quality and uniquely designed fabrics. We offer the opportunity to build the creative procurement category from scratch and make a meaningful contribution to realising the new Vlisco strategy of becoming a luxury brand.

The role is based in Helmond. We offer a total package of ca. €70k.

In case of any questions or more information, please contact Hanne Goebel on +31 610908688 ( goebel@hipselect.com) or via the application button above

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