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Operational Buyer

As an Operational Buyer at Fokker Techniek in Woensdrecht, you will play a crucial role in managing the order flow and ensuring timely delivery of materials, while fostering strong relationships with suppliers to maintain high service levels and continuous process improvement.
  • 1 year contract
  • 40 hours a week
  • 1 HBO+
  • 40 Vacation/ADV days per year
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How you keep the engine running with us

The Operational Buyer provides regular updates to the stakeholders about the order status. When deliveries cannot be made on time, you will propose alternative solutions in order to still meet the requested service levels.

The department

Within Supply Chain there are multiple teams of Operational Buyers supporting the different departments. The Operational Buyer is the link between several department and responsible for the order flow for all products and services of Fokker Techniek. Through continuous improvement on processes and services,  all departments work together and strive to guarantee the ultimate customer experience.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Acquiring/purchasing material under the most favorable terms, conditions;
  • Planning and outsourcing components for the purpose of undergoing testing, repair and/or overhaul;
  • Administrative management of the stock levels to meet the requirements (Inventory Management);
  • Select (sub)contractors to submit bids (RFQ Management);
  • Develop and manage effective relationships with suppliers regarding delivery schedules, quality issues, and cost concerns (Supplier Relationship Management);
  • Ensure the correct quality controls at suppliers and internally;
  • Managing RMA’s and restocking fees;
  • Timely resolution of non-conformities;
  • Participate in continuous improvement teams.

How you are valuable to us

  • MBO+/HBO professional- and intellectual thinking;
  • Knowledge of purchasing and procurement processes ( NEVI Mil basis is an advantage);
  • Accurate, collaboration, creativity, flexibility, accountability, entrepreneurship, customer service, negotiation skills with commercial insights and problem solving;
  • Experienced with MS Office;
  • Fluently in English, both spoken and written;
  • Knowledge of quality systems is an advantage;
  • Interest of drawing systems, technical manuals, etc. is an advantage;
  • Knowledge or familiar with Lean and Six Sigma is an advantage.

Employee Quote

As one of the major independent players in the aerospace industry, we handle a diverse range of aircraft types. From commercial airliners to specialized military vehicles, each kind of vehicle finds its way to us, making our work both varied and challenging

Danny Vos

Danny Vos
Aircraft Mechanic

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We consider diversity and inclusion incredibly important; we believe that everyone deserves a fair chance. As the saying goes, diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance as well. This is what Fokker Services Group stands for

Didier Soesman

Didier Soesman
Talent Aquisition Consultant

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Where you will be working

With over a century of experience, innovation, knowledge, and expertise flow through our veins. Our cross-departmental approach and customized solutions leave a mark on the future of aerospace innovation. With our warm culture, we are more than just colleagues; we are a team of friends dedicated to both enjoyment and development. This passion and continuous improvement are what make our employees commit to Fokker Services Group for the long term.

We are pioneers with courage. It's no coincidence that we are a global player in aircraft maintenance and development. With passionate colleagues, we work on the most innovative and advanced solutions to make the aerospace sector more sustainable and efficient. We continue to push the boundaries of what is possible, ensuring that aircraft remain where they belong: in the sky!

What we offer

  • A space within a team of talented and experienced Operation Buyers who are eager to share their knowledge and experience, but also want to learn from you.
  • Room for professional and personal growth and a lot of autonomy.
  • Career opportunities.
  • A competitive salary matching your knowledge and experience;
  • when working fulltime (40 hours), you have 27-29 days of paid leave and 13 ADV paid leave days per year;

Ready for take-off?

How we fly through your application 


  1. The telephone interview

Our recruiter will get in touch with you. Immediately providing the opportunity to make each other's acquaintance. 


  1. Initial on-site interview with your prospective manager and a team member

Now's the time to really get to know each other. We look forward to meeting you at our office where we can engage in an in-depth conversation with you.  


  1. Second on-site interview with your prospective manager

Time to get down to the business in hand. You and your prospective manager will delve deeper into the salient points relating to your possible new job and discuss any future ambitions.  


  1. Screening 

ITAR screening is applicable for some positions. Should this be the case, you will be informed in due course.  


  1. Job offer 

Yes please! If both parties are equally enthusiastic, an appropriate job offer will be forthcoming in fitting with the position and your level of skills.  

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