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Plant Materials & Services Category Buyer

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Job ID MEC01439 Date posted 11/16/2020 Location : Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands | Mechelen, Belgium

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JOB PURPOSE AND IMPACT


The Plant Materials & Services Category Buyer will join our team that obtains goods and services required by the organization. This position is responsible for the procurement of plant materials, services as well as sourcing activities for large spend projects for multiple locations in the, Netherlands, Belgium and occasionally in the UK and Norway. The position holder will manage sourcing processes and procurement records, manage supplier events and relationships, and implement strategies.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Responsible for managing the procurement process to select suppliers for procurement of non-contracted materials/ goods/ services that are outside of local spend.

  • Perform analysis of internal spend data, understand requirements and specifications from internal stakeholders and use this to research supplier options.

  • Track data to stay informed on price trends and market dynamics, conduct research and analysis on external events that may impact purchasing, for example geopolitical events, global trade conditions, import/ export law.

  • Collate supplier bids and perform analysis of results and negotiate terms and conditions with suppliers for contracts.

  • Establish and maintain on-going tracking mechanisms for performance metrics to track the value captured.

  • You will work under general supervision and independently solve moderately complex issues while referring more complex problems to a higher-level staff.

  • Other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience.
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Proven relevant procurement, buying and strategic sourcing experience including knowledge of professional purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Proven negotiation skills with suppliers and ability to develop collaborative relationships.
  • Ability to work across different business units/functions 
  • Knowledge and experience with an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system.
  • Dutch language is mandatory. Fluent in English. Other European languages are useful but not required.
  • Ability to travel within Belgium, Netherlands and Northern Europe.
Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today:  

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