Strategic Purchaser

Vacancy by Variass

  • Variass
  • Veendam
  • HBO
  • Undetermined time

Variass is looking for a driven Strategic Purchaser.

Variass Group is a system supplier, located in Veendam and Drachten and consists of four companies, each with their own specialism. Variass is active in the medical, defense & security and industrial markets. We design and manufacture a wide range of products for different customers for these markets. Subjects include: X-ray and sensor technology, mechatronics, electronics, engineering, logistics, automated test systems, CE guidelines, manufacturability & industrialization, Value engineering and Lifecycle management. Variass is a High Tech company with a lot of room for innovation and development. There is, among other things, our own Academy in which we train professionals and train them internally. Variass is also part of the ICD (Innovation Cluster Drachten). Variass has 125 employees spread over 2 locations.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for a motivated colleague for the position of Strategic Purchaser. You report to the Procurement Manager. The location for this position is Veendam.

Job description

Making agreements with suppliers on a strategic/tactical level, whereby the choice for supplier selection is made based on the best integrated performance. Maintaining the supplier database and monitoring agreements made.

Supporting the Development department in choosing the most optimal components. This is especially true in the field of electronics.

What will you do as a Strategic Purchaser?
As a Strategic Purchaser you assess and select the most suitable suppliers. You make (long-term) agreements with suppliers with which you give your operational colleagues the right basis to ensure the availability of materials at the lowest possible cost. You are involved in requesting quotes and making material calculations. With your knowledge of electronics, you are the right partner for the Development department when choosing the most optimal components.

Your duties also include:

  • Purchasing materials, goods and services for more complex assignments;
  • Creating reports in Excel and Power BI for the purpose of analyzing purchase data and stock movements.
  • Making proposals and advice to improve the internal organization based on the relevant analyses;

What do we ask of you as a Strategic Purchaser?
As a Strategic Purchaser you have a good knowledge of Electronics components and several years of experience in purchasing Electronics components. You know how to communicate tactically with the internal organization and suppliers. By nature you are flexible, solution-oriented and you work proactively on improvements. You know how to easily make and maintain contacts both internally and externally.


  • You have HBO work and thinking level in the direction of Electrical Engineering;
  • You have a completed NEVI 1 education, or proven experience in the field of Purchasing.
  • Knowledge of SAP is a plus;
  • You are available full-time, 32 hours in consultation;
  • You have good communication skills and you master the English and German language.

If you meet the above profile, then you are the candidate we are looking for!

Variass offers you
A nice varied position within an environment that is focused on collaboration, innovation and dynamics. Variass offers you a good package of primary and secondary employment conditions with sufficient development opportunities, within a permanent employment contract. If you are interested, we invite you to apply.

Information and application
For more information about our organization or about the position, please visit our website: or you can contact Susan Siebum (Procurement Manager) (0598-619475). Your motivation letter and extensive CV can be emailed to

Vivienne van der Hout; HR department;

Acquisition is not appreciated.

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