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Commodity Manager Supply Chain Services

Mediq is on its journey to further strengthen its Procurement activities under the leadership of the recently appointed CPO. The ambition is to create a strategic procurement team that leverages the scale of Mediq, drives high impact to the bottom line and enables new revenue streams via innovation and commercial partnerships. You have the opportunity to become part of this exciting journey and shape your own future at Mediq.

What are you going to do?

The commodity manager on the short-, mid- and long term business needs. Develops a commodity strategy and builds a capable supply base to deliver on it. He/she performs external benchmarks, and mobilizes the organization for change. Drives a cost productivity- and innovation roadmap for his/her commodity and secures results land in the P&L of Mediq. Accountable for Total Cost of Ownership, long term assurance of supply, supplier performance and selection/awarding to new suppliers.

You will have experience in procurement Warehouse Services, Warehouse Equipment, and Transportation Services (Courier, Road, Air and Sea)

You will become the integrated business partner to the COO. And will work closely together with his organization to address all Procurement needs.

Your key accountabilities:

Strategy & Business Partnering

  • Be an integrated business partner to the COO and his Supply Chain organization, understand the Supply Chain strategy and its priorities.
  • Develop and align a commodity strategy for all Supply Chain spend categories such as Warehousing and Transportation Services (Air, Sea, Road and Courier)
  • Build and manage a capable supply base to deliver on that strategy.

Sourcing & Contracting

  • Align short-, mid- and long term sourcing needs, develop an effective sourcing approach and support an implementation roadmap that delivers on objectives set.
  • Scout capable suppliers, assess their added value and the strategic fit to Mediq
  • Analyse data, present findings and identify potential opportunities
  • Execute tenders following a structured and fact based process
  • Award business based on objective and pre-aligned criteria
  • Contract suppliers and facilitate implementation of the supplier in the Mediq business

Supplier Account Management

  • Lead of all commercial supplier communication
  • Gather feedback on supplier performance
  • Conduct periodic business reviews with key suppliers
  • Drive compliance in accordance to legislation and Mediq policy
  • Manage supply risk and escalations


  • Own the cost productivity roadmap for the Supply Chain commodities and secure P&L impact in line with target
  • Manage a funnel of sourcing initiatives/projects in line with agreed timelines
  • Consolidate supply base, Optimize Payment terms and drive Contract compliance

Change Leadership

  • Assesses the internal organization against external benchmarks.
  • Bring innovation, best practices and best in class suppliers to the Mediq and mobilizes the organization for change.
  • Organize Innovation Events, DfX-conventions and Kaizen Events to identify improvement potential and create buy-in for better ways.

What is your background?

Technical Skills

  • Experienced Procurement professional, with a strong background in procurement of Supply Chain Services (Warehousing & Transportation)
  • A sound understanding and use of best practice within the Supply Chain function
  • Detailed knowledge of the full procurement process and be able to adapt this process to pragmatically deliver challenging savings targets
  • Successful track record of leading complex negotiations and contracting

Personal Skills

  • Stakeholder Management
  • Conceptual/Strategic skills
  • Result orientation
  • Communication skills
  • Structured, data driven approach
  • Project Management
  • Change Leadership
  • Can-do mentality

Education & Experience

  • Master Degree
  • 5-15 years working experience
  • Experience in a large multinational
  • Working in a matrix organization


Op ons hoofdkantoor in Utrecht leggen we de basis voor een goede dienstverlening aan onze klanten. We hebben vanuit Utrecht contact met alle klanten, leveranciers, maar ook de overheid en verzekeraars. Dagelijks worden vanuit Utrecht duizenden klanten geholpen en geïnformeerd. Met de grote afdeling Klantcontact is Utrecht het kloppend hart van onze organisatie. Utrecht is ook het (internationale) hoofdkantoor van Mediq. Hier vind je de groepsdirectie van Mediq en internationale stafafdelingen, waaronder bijvoorbeeld finance en IT. Tot slot vind je in Utrecht de directie van de Mediq Nederland-organisatie en de Nederlandse stafafdelingen zoals finance, HR, communicatie en kwaliteit. Leuk aan werken in Utrecht is dat je werkt op het hoofdkantoor van Mediq, waar alles bij elkaar komt. Je maakt hier kennis met ongeveer 500 verschillende medewerkers én alle aspecten van onze business.


The sourcing team enables Mediq to outperform competition by growth, profitability and value creation via the external supply base. It is a strategic function that leverages the scale of Mediq, drives tangible impact to the bottom line and enables new revenue streams via innovation and commercial partnerships. We continuously benchmark the internal organization against external best practices and mobilize the organization for change. And lead all commercial supplier communication and are committed to fair awarding, compliance and to tangible cost improvements.

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Application process

Online application
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Your application will be reviewed, where applicable we may check your professional qualifications
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