Job Vacancy: Supply Chain and Purchasing Officer – Medior level

Company: Delta Diagnostics

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Employment Type: 0.4-0.6 FTE

Experience: > 5 years

About Delta Diagnostics:

Delta Diagnostics is a leading developer of cutting-edge life-science research instruments based on photonic integrated circuit technology that was invented at TNO – The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research. With a strong commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and vastly accelerating the development of new drugs and diagnostic tests, Delta Diagnostics is at the forefront of innovation, developing state-of-the-art label-free biosensors that empower researchers and healthcare professionals worldwide. We aim to deliver highly reliable, efficient, and user-friendly instruments that enable researchers to unravel the complexities of biological samples and accelerate scientific breakthroughs.

We are dedicated to creating instruments that not only provide accurate and precise results but also streamline workflows, saving researchers valuable time and resources. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the improvement of global healthcare by facilitating the development of innovative diagnostic tools and accelerating the development of new drugs.

Join us at Delta Diagnostics as we embark on this exciting journey of discovery and innovation, where your expertise and passion can make a significant impact on scientific advancements and patient care. Together, let’s shape the future of life-science research and diagnostics.

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Supply Chain and Purchasing Officer to join our dynamic team. The Supply Chain and Purchasing Officer will play a critical role in managing and optimizing our supply chain processes and purchasing activities to ensure the seamless flow of materials and products necessary for the success of our operations. This position offers an exciting opportunity for an individual with strong organizational skills and a background in supply chain management and purchasing within the life science industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement supply chain strategies to optimize efficiency, minimize costs, and ensure timely delivery of materials and products.
  • Coordinate with suppliers to negotiate contracts, monitor performance, and resolve any issues or discrepancies.
  • Manage inventory levels to maintain adequate stock levels while minimizing excess inventory and carrying costs.
  • Oversee the purchasing process, including sourcing suppliers, obtaining quotes, issuing purchase orders, and tracking deliveries.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product development, laboratory, business development and SHEQ, to align supply chain activities with business objectives.


  • Master’s degree in supply chain management, business administration, or a related field. Advanced degree or professional certification (e.g., APICS, CSCP) is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in supply chain management and purchasing, preferably within the life science or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Strong understanding of supply chain principles, practices, and methodologies.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate cross-functionally and build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in using supply chain management software and tools (e.g., ERP systems, inventory management software).
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to identifying and resolving issues.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and business needs in a fast-paced startup environment.

Our offer:

We offer competitive compensation, a stimulating scale-up environment, opportunities for professional growth and development and as a plus (if you stay for the duration) a generous cash bonus on exit scheme. If you are a highly motivated Supply Chain and Purchasing proffesional with a passion for cutting-edge technology and are excited about the opportunity to contribute to the field of label-free biosensing instruments, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and cover letter to .

Delta Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

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