Procurement Specialist


The Procurement department consists of a team of five driven colleagues. The department focusses on national and international activities. We are looking for a Procurement Specialist for all the divers projects and a focus, amongst others, on the categories IT and Logistics. You will help with the further optimization of the short term operational procurement processes.


Key responsibilities   

In this role, you maintain contact with your own group of suppliers.

  • You prepare forecasts of expences and make periodic reports.
  • You are responsible for solving and processing the purchase orders.
  • You negociate with different international and national suppliers.
  • You monitor and take action on supplier performance (completeness, timeliness) and you interact with internal customers.
  • You identify bottlenecks in the supply chain (suppliers, purchasing, logistics) and make proposals for improvement.


  • You have a Bachelor degree or equivalent, with a commercial character; minimum NEVI-I level or equivalent. NEVI-2 is an advantage.
  • Minimum 2-4 years of operational / tactical purchasing experience;
  • You have an interest in IT (and machinery).
  • You have good analytical and numerical skills and you find it a challenge to implement improvements.
  • You are ambitious and not afraid to give your opinion.
  • You have strong communication skills in Dutch and English (speech and writing). Speaking German is an advantage.


About Vlisco

Vlisco is a Dutch design and textile printing company with 173 years of history. Its origins are in batik printing for Indonesia but most of its history is in wax printing for West and Central Africa. From its beginning in Africa over 100 years ago Vlisco’s story is the story of African women. A group of exceptional, entrepreneurial women in Togo, called the ‘Nana Benz’ because of their liking for Mercedes cars, traded Vlisco cloth and influenced the choices of design and colour.  African women took Vlisco prints into their hearts and into their culture; creating names for the designs, stories around their meaning and beautiful garments to express their individuality.


Vlisco is about African women and its love for Africa. It is also about its unique and complex wax-printing process and its magical designs, created in the Netherlands for African consumers. To work for Vlisco is to work in a company with the world’s biggest textile archive and with a factory that is steeped in expertise, still in Helmond, the place where it started. It is to work in a design-led company which honours and respects African women and which acknowledges the vibrancy and strength of Africa.


What we offer

In addition to a competitive salary, a 38-hour working week, holiday allowance and an extra 13th month salary, you will be part of the logistics team within Vlisco where you will have the opportunity to grow your organizational and planning skills and contribute to the overall success Vlisco Netherlands B.V.


Do you want to be proud to work at this company too?

If you are the candidate, we are looking for, please apply by sending us your resume and motivation. If you would like more information about this vacancy, you can reach out to Heleen Poirters, Corporate Recruiter, +31629217076.