Are you a talented Procurement specialist with experience in health products?

Would you like to join a great team that makes a real difference in global health supply chain? If yes, ready further!

Our client is a subsidiary of one of the leading international health consultancy organizations in the US. They help governments, non-profit organizations, and humanitarian agencies to achieve their public health goals through cost-saving procurement, efficient logistics, pharma-grade storage, last-mile delivery solutions, and real-time data tracking.

Procurement and Order Administration:

  • Ensure that all timely ordered commodities meet the funder/client’s procurement and quality policy on product, availability, and other product’s quality consideration.
  • Manage the procurement and order fulfilment processes, as appropriate per project or category, including screening, developing price estimates and purchase orders.
  • Coordinate and monitor order management with vendors, including responsiveness to quotations, and contribute to the continuous review of vendor’s operational order management performance.
  • Proactively identify issues with day-to-day ordering processes and resolve and/or communicate the issues to management in a timely manner, as needed.
  • Lead the troubleshooting of procurement and/or order-related challenges define and implement corrective action in case of irregularities working closely with the Category Lead.
  • Coordinate team functions and performance as required.

Client Relationship Management:

  • Provide proactive customer service while acting as primary point of contact for procurement and order fulfilment, including request for quotations, with the client, principal recipients, vendors and other stakeholders.
  • Work collaboratively with the funder/client, internal and external units, vendors, and partner organisations on procurement and order fulfilment issues.
  • Proactively identify procurement and/or order fulfilment activities potentially impacting client’s and/or the project’s ability to perform its duties and advise the necessary stakeholders.
  • Handle procurement and/or order fulfilment related incidents; log incidents into client’s Incident Management System, provide inputs for incident investigation and contribute to the resolution within incident set timelines.


  • Maintain system-related changes required on requisitions, price quotes and/or purchase orders throughout the procurement or order fulfilment process in coordination with funder/client and/ or Sourcing & Procurement, Client Services & Procurement, and Logistics Specialists.
  • Maintain and update the ERP system at an order level to ensure internal data accuracy and external reporting are optimal.
  • Adhere to established procurement policies and standard operating procedures, identify opportunities for continuous improvement, and provide backup coverage as needed.
  • Perform procurement and order fulfilment duties in a transparent and ethical
  • Seek opportunities for improvements in the operational processes and daily activities.
  • Contribute to the development of work-instructions and standard operating procedures.
  • Document and share all relevant information concerning order fulfilment knowledge.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in procurement, public health, or other related area or equivalent experience.
  • 3+years of procurement or order fulfilment experience required.
  • Experience with ERP or other supply chain management system required.
  • Experience in the international, public health sector is preferred.
  • Previous experience working with international donor agencies, preferred.
  • Experience working in a developing country a plus.
  • Ability to work comfortably with Microsoft Office software, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Preferably advanced user level of Excel.
  • Previous client relations or customer service experience required.
  • Fluency in English is required, other languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese) a plus.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills with strong sense of customer service
  • Willingness and availability to travel, and perform other duties as needed.
  • Must be eligible to work in the Netherlands.

Job Information

Job Reference: BBBH2278_1653321593
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Transport & Logistics
Job Locations: Utrecht area
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Procurement , health products, RFQ

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Octagon Recruitment

Recruitment Team

+31 (0)70 324 9300