• Interviews started
  • Closing date: 10 August 2019


In order to achieve our mission, we need to successfully deploy our systems. The Supply Chain Coordinator will have succeeded when all our supply chain and contract activities are running smoothly.

“We work in a fast-paced and informal way where you can take lots of responsibility. I would like to welcome a pro-active Supply Chain coordinator who will be the 'go-to person' in procurement, and who loves working with multidisciplinary teams and our partners. Looking forward to working with an energetic, knowledgeable self-starter who will help bring The Ocean Cleanup into the next phase!” -Lonneke Holierhoek, COO


In order to assure its success, we are hiring a smart and well-structured Supply Chain Coordinator, whose passion it is to be the 'go to' person in procurement and loves to discuss with our bright technical crew. As the Supply Chain Coordinator, you will be responsible for the supply chain and contract activities for The Ocean Cleanup. You will report to the Chief Operations Officer for corporate matters and the Project Managers for project matters.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop procurement strategies for projects
  • Proactively work with our engineers to find the most suitable suppliers for our complex scope packages
  • Review and discuss Scope of Works and Inspection & Test Plans for services, constructions, and equipment
  • Develop and execute negotiation strategies
  • Coordinate scopes, specification and terms & conditions with various specialists resulting in an Invitation to Tender
  • Generate contracts and supporting purchase orders
  • Monitoring suppliers' performance, progress, and quality until the final delivery of the goods
  • Maintaining relations with suppliers 
  • Analyzing data, providing up-to-date vendor-, product- and market information


  • At least 4 years’ relevant experience in supply chain management in a technological industry
  • Able to manage suppliers and contracts, and maintain good working relationships with suppliers and other external parties
  • Understands technical requirements and can clearly communicate these to suppliers
  • Knowledge of the legal aspects of international contracting, as well as logistical aspects
  • Comprehension of the design and technical details of a system and the ability to provide feedback to the team with regards to potential issues in the supply process
  • Possesses academic-level thinking and communication skills


  • Proactive attitude
  • Able to perform well in a fast-paced and highly challenging environment
  • Strong communicator and team player
  • Flexible and comfortable in a continuously changing environment
  • Strong command of English, verbal and written
  • Results-driven and self-motivated, even when faced with adversity and setbacks
  • Independent and flexible
  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends when needed
  • Willing to travel abroad
  • Strong personal integrity
  • Intrinsic motivation to work on our ambitious and meaningful goal
Starting from:
Work permit needed:
European Union

Interviews have started, but please feel free to apply, as we might consider new applications.