Senior Buyer (Sr Category Buyer)

Do you get a kick out of exploring new supplier markets, monitor global industry trends, negotiating the best possible conditions and building a long-term relationship? If you recognize yourself in this profile, then you are the ideal colleague we are looking for.

Your function:

Your function:
  • You build and maintain an international network of reliable and financially stable suppliers for multiple product categories with global supply to our different facilities.  
  • As a 'hunter', you are constantly looking for the activation of new supplier markets to enable competitive overall advantage.
  • You prepare strategic analyses thoroughly and you monitor industry markets closely. You assist in defining our global sourcing footprint and purchasing strategy.
Multidisciplinary collaboration
  • You develop good relationships with cross-functional multidisciplinary project teams throughout our different sites.
  • You participate in projects to support timely new product introductions and business growth.

Total Cost of Ownership

  • You continuously strive to lower our total cost and optimize the entire value chain.
  • In addition, you ensure compliance with our global purchasing procedures and vendor business principles.
Service Level Agreements
  • You ensure consistent adherence to optimal delivery service, product quality, safety and environmental standards by implementing service level agreements and by a good supplier performance management approach.
  • In case of structural operational problems, you take the lead to ensure sustainable solutions.  
  • You will report to the Global Purchasing Manager.
Your profile:
  • For this important key position, we are looking for a Master's degree in (electro)mechanical or commercial engineering.
  • You have 5 years of relevant experience in the international purchase of technical goods.
  • You have good networking skills and the ability to build up relations.
  • You have strong analytical skills that you combine with tactical insight.
  • You are a thorough negotiator with a good understanding of business. 
  • Driven to achieve results, you strive for long term win-win situations.
  • Travel (15%) does not deter you and you are used to negotiate in English.  

Our offer: 

  • We offer a challenging job with responsibility and impact.
  • You follow a customized internal and external training programme.
  • You will join an international and innovative company where people can grow.
  • You will receive an attractive salary package  
  • We provide 20 vacation days and 9 ADV days based on a full-time contract.
  • Home work is possible.
  • Sliding work hours and working in a traffic jam-free environment provide an optimal work-life balance.

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