Supplier relations

Indirect Procurement – Buyer

As a Buyer, you will provide purchasing solutions expertise, using Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, Management to deliver maximum value.

You support the internal customers taking into account product requirements, delivery of benefits required to sustain a competitive advantage, compliance with procurement and company policies.

Key job functions include but not limited to:

  • You are accountable and responsible for the development, and/or communication and implementation of a site sourcing strategy.
  • You recognize, lead and implement continuous improvement initiatives for cost and inventory reductions, and quality improvements.
  • You lead sourcing, logistics and resourcing decisions and decides on prices in source catalogues,
  • You are responsible for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment.
  • You are accountable for the liaison with the corresponding Category/Platform based Buyers.
  • You work in close collaboration with a Supply Network Specialist.

 

Requirements

 

  • Strong Negotiator, able to interpret, analyse and negotiate contractual cost elements.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills in dealing with sensitive issues, reaching consensus, professionalism.
  • Analytical, problem solving, and project leadership skills.
  • Effective communicator in Dutch and English.
  • The position requires minimum a bachelor’s degree.
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in purchasing, logistics.
  • Knowledge of French.