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Regional Procurement Manager

Area Finance

Location Rotterdam Headquarters – The Netherlands

Fueled by our purpose, “Energy to Move Tomorrow,” our mission is to safely provide and expand access to energy, including fuels, chemicals, gasses, and other energy derived products and accelerate the transition to sustainable sources for our customers and partners. At VTTI we are in the process of setting up an entirely new procurement function! In this exciting time we are growing globally and have the ambition to manage our costs in a comprehensive and responsible way. Whether it’s a new project or management of our corporate services, it is our ambition to support the growth of VTTI with reliable, cost-effective suppliers to deliver safe and optimized performance for our assets.

Interested? Reach out to Jouke Brouwer via

In this new role you will be part of the global transition to a new energy world where we strive to work as sustainable as possible. With room for a lot of personal input and growth. Reporting to the VP Procurement you will be setting up procurement strategies for the terminals in The Netherlands and collaborating with our European Terminals. Never a dull day.

What are your responsibilities?

  • Collaborate with the terminals technical and operations team to optimize spend at the terminals with a regional view driving optimization projects.
  • Drive long and short regional framework agreements including appropriate service level agreements with major suppliers to drive safe and cost effective spend
  • Ensure execution of agreements in line with VTTI growth and for betterment of existing infrastructure driving asset integrity
  • Ensure execution of procurement policy to drive compliance and auditability of VTTI processes

Key initial objectives:

  • Interact and understand business with main stakeholders together with spend footprint and scope
  • Familiarize with legal framework and review supplier vs. category as-is situation
  • Develop a plan of negotiable/ addressable spend together with the technical team to harness savings via spend consolidation and effective economies of scale

What we’re looking for

  • Experience in project procurement management
  • Technical education, engineering background or equivalent in Mechanical and or instrumentation & Process control, preferably with an MBA in supply chain
  • 8 years’ experience in technical procurement with exposure to EPC contracts, CAPEX & OPEX framework agreements on a regional level. Is a seasoned project manager and utilizes six sourcing steps for project execution
  • Collaborative and Responsive
  • Proven ability to plan and drive negotiations.
  • Able to pivot from details to strategy and vice versa.
  • Goal/target oriented, analytical, curious
  • Fluent in English, Dutch is a plus

What we have to offer

  • A full time challenge with a competitive salary
  • Fast paced, international and diverse working environment within the ‘VTTI family culture’
  • A Hybrid working environment
  • 27 paid holidays
  • A good pension
  • Mobility Scheme
  • And opportunities to grow personally and professionally in a growing organization.

About VTTI
We are driven by our purpose- Energy to move tomorrow.
We provide the world with energy – through our unique people and the services we offer, we open the channels for vital resources to go where they’re most needed, when they’re most needed. We are part of a critical value chain that enables society to keep moving. We’re relied on to keep the flow of energy constant to heat homes, power cars, and to move the needle on progress the industry needs to make together. Our work helps to steady the volatility of the industry ensuring people can always count on us to fuel tomorrow. We take it as our responsibility to look ahead and balance the needs of our customers with those of our planet.