Technical Purchaser (1 fte)

Do you have experience with procurement in a technical environment? Are you also communicative and decisive?  Then we would like to get in touch with you!

Job description

Due to the departure of one of our two purchasers and the growth of our fleet of ships, we are looking for a Purchaser to strengthen our team at the office in Groningen (or in Breda).

As a Technical Purchaser you will do the procurement for the 22 seagoing vessels in our fleet and ensure timely delivery of goods to these vessels (anywhere in the world). You are a member of the Technical Department and report to the Technical Director.

You are responsible for the entire procurement process of technical products, materials, and services. The challenge is to get the best deal (price, quality, and delivery time), while maintaining a good relationship with our suppliers.

You will be part of an enthusiastic team and work closely with the current Purchaser, your colleagues in the Technical Department and other departments.

Job requirements

∙    You have at least MBO/HBO working and thinking level, preferably accompanied by 
     NEVI certification and experience with the legal aspect of procurement.
∙    You are cost conscious, decisive, stress-resistant and know how to prioritize very well.
∙    You work accurately, smoothly and have a proactive attitude.
∙    You are an assertive team player.
∙    Proficiency in both Dutch and English, both written and spoken
∙    It is an advantage if you have relevant hands-on experience in an international
     company, preferably in the maritime sector.

        Company profile


        ForestWave Navigation is a young shipping company active in the maritime sector, operating a fleet of 35 seagoing multi-purpose vessels, carrying all kind of (bulk) dry cargo and project cargoes.
        These vessels have a cargo carrying capacity ranging from 4.000 to 12.500 tons and sail the seas around Europe, West Africa, and the Americas.
        We are proud to offer technical ship management and commercial management (chartering) for our vessels (and those of third parties). We currently provide technical ship management for 22 of our own vessels (a nice mix of new and older tonnage) and chartering for in total 35 vessels.
        We have grown extremely fast; from two owned vessels and 5 people in the office in 2011 to today 22 owned vessels and 49 people in our offices. In the coming years we will continue to grow steadily, also because of our newbuilding program.
        The aforementioned 49 people in the office work at our offices in the Netherlands (Groningen and Breda), England and Spain. We also have continuously over 250 seafarers on board of our vessels. We are proud to distinguish ourselves from other colleague shipping companies in our sector by having a very modern and diverse fleet of ships.

        Company culture

        We are a young and internationally oriented company, no-nonsense and 24/7.

        Technical Department

        The Technical Department now consists of seven people: the Technical Director, one Purchaser, 4 Superintendents and a Marine Quality Inspector. They are responsible for the procurement and technical management of the 22 vessels, which we have in ship management. They are in daily contact with our ships.


        Please send your cover letter and resume before December 22nd, 2023.

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