The position

The Contract Manager will assist the Category Manager Temp Labour and Learning & Development and Category Manager Consultancy & Engineering in the negotiation and drafting of new and amended contracts and will manage and optimize utilization of the contracts in scope. This includes making recommendations on minimizing risks and maximize added value to internal stakeholders and the category manager. Monitoring and analysis of KPI's, supporting in change management of processes and procedures and supplier improvement plans will also be part of the role. You will be working in a team with other procurement professionals were knowledge is available and shared in a pleasant and open atmosphere.

Your responsibilities

As Contract Manager you are the linking pin between the most important stakeholders, internally with the legal department, colleagues of FlexOord (Temp labour) and Academy Support (Learning & development) and externally with different suppliers. You are part of a team 3 colleagues within the purchasing department. Your main responsibilities are:

  • Serve as the point of contact for internal customers on contractual matters. Act as contractual “middleman” ensuring timely review and approval / reconciliation of variations;
  • Develop and maintain an open and positive relationship with internal stakeholders and external suppliers;
  • Analyse & evaluate performance of stakeholders & suppliers based on performance measurement plan;
  • Establish improvements in cooperation with key stakeholders & suppliers;
  • Ensure contract close-out, extension or renewal;
  • As needed, provide guidance on contractual matters to operational staff or key stakeholders, including training to operational staff and other employees in contracting practices and procedures;
  • Ensure that signed contracts are communicated to all relevant parties to provide contract visibility and awareness, interpretation to support implementation;
  • Develops a performance measurement plan, prepares and executes evaluation reports in cooperation with key stakeholders and supplier;
  • Monitor agreed terms & conditions in the provided services, customer satisfaction, contracting practices and recommend changes.

Job requirements

The Contract Manager has good communication skills in Dutch and English to work effectively with suppliers and colleagues. You show a self-starter attitude, take ownership and are accountable for your actions. You are accurate and organize your work well. You are strong in convincing people and in negotiations. Furthermore, for the role as Procurement Contract Manager it is important that you have:

  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in a similar position;
  • A completed education, at least HBO level;
  • Preferably, knowledge of the maritime industry, especially in an international (project) environment and preferably in the fields of crewing, secondment recruitment and payroll solutions;
  • Experience in reviewing contracts including terms & conditions;
  • You have a service-oriented nature, setting high standards for your work.
  • You do what you say and you say what you do. So that you properly manage the expectations of all stakeholders
  • You are a pro-active worker, enjoy taking on tasks and enjoy outperforming.
  • Excellent command of the Dutch and English language, both orally and in writing.

We offer

We offer you a position in which you will make a significant contribution to our mission of 'building a better world for future generations'. In addition, we offer you:

  • A salary in line with your responsibilities and experience;
  • An attractive travel allowance (€0.31 per km)- and home working allowance (€2.15- per day);
  • Additional allowances for working on board/on project sites abroad;
  • 32 holidays (of which a maximum of 7 are collective);
  • Variable bonus, depending on company results, among other things;
  • An attractive pension scheme;
  • Possibility of collective health insurance (Van Oord pays for your supplementary package);
  • Flexible home working arrangement; on a full-time basis, you can work from home for 2 days.
  • Extensive development opportunities, including a very comprehensive online academy via Goodhabitz;
  • Communities to join, such as: Young Van Oord, Van Oord Women and the Van Oord staff association;
  • Various events and sports activities, including winter sports, sailing weekend, cycling and motorcycling.

About Van Oord

Van Oord is a Dutch family-owned company with more than 150 years of experience as an international marine contractor. The focus is on dredging and marine construction, offshore wind, offshore infrastructure and infrastructure in the Netherlands. Its head office is in Rotterdam. Van Oord employs 4,700 staff, who worked on 187 projects in 35 countries in 2021. The fleet consists of about 70 vessels and a large amount of special-purpose and auxiliary equipment. Van Oord delivers marine ingenuity by using smart, innovative and sustainable solutions to create a better world for future generations.

Do you want to be a part of Van Oord?

Are you interested? Apply via the application form below. Do you have any questions? Please contact Xander de Cock.

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