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Purchasing Manager Indirect Goods & Services

Purchasing Manager Indirect Goods & Services

Your challenges 

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of a world-class sourcing strategy on indirect materials and services (non-technical) for our plants globally, with strong “solutions orientation” emphasis
  • Creation and maintenance of a strategic alignment with preferred suppliers and drive “total cost of ownership” based negotiations
  • Screen the market on indirect materials, including new trends and indices
  • Establish a strong communication platform with the Business Units, allowing a positive mutual collaboration with the internal customers, matching their needs
  • Lead further process improvements and simplification initiatives for the sake of efficiencies
  • Introduce state-of-the-art business systems and tools in line with digitalization requirements
  • Develop and measure internal and external KPI’s and drive all needed improvements
  • Manage 3 Purchasing Officers, responsible for the Indirect ordering process. Share and communicate openly in order to support this team with best-practices and to maintain the Sourcing/Operational link
  • Reporting into the Group Procurement Director

Your talents

  • Demonstrated indirect materials and services strategic sourcing experience for at least 10 years, ideally in a complex highly demanding industry (automotive, processing)
  • Specific experiences with IT related purchases is highly welcomed
  • Ability to efficiently implement the defined actions and to introduce process changes wherever applicable
  • International, multi-location exposure proven capability with solutions orientation
  • Up to speed on modern technologies and business systems
  • Business acumen to allow a fast context understanding and to create easy alignment with internal customers and suppliers
  • A born negotiator with proven track numbers
  • Strong communicator with open personality and “critical eye”
  • Proven management experience including team collaboration and cross-functionality
  • Excellent IT-skills and capabilities
  • Fluent communication in English and Dutch

What do we offer? 

  • Come and work in an interesting and challenging environment for professionals, with a unique perspective on the business “from the inside”
  • You will be part of a performing team, in a highly challenging and international environment with opportunities to evolve
  • You will be working in an environment in which initiative is encouraged and rewarded (location: our headquarters in Sint-Baafs-Vijve)
  • Last but not least you will receive an attractive remuneration package, 35 holidays and excellent fringe benefits.

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