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Purchase Support Belgium

Via NOVA Engineering

Published on 15 days ago

For our client  - a multinational producer of insulating materials - we are looking for a Purchase Support Belgium, located in Waregem.

Purchase Support Belgium

Job description

This person works for the BU Belgium,under the advice of URSA Insulation Head of Local Purchasing to whomhierarchically reports with a functional line to the Plant Manager. 

  • Maximum responsible for sourcing and procurement within the BU.
  • Implements all the purchase procedures, aligning them with business processes according to the Group Purchase Policy.
  • Assures the homogenization and standardization of all these processes within the different plants that compound the BU.
  • Helps identifying opportunities for cost savings related with the purchasing function (standardization and rationalization, aggregate purchases, processes optimization, etc.)
  • Implements the convenient sourcing strategy for all procured commodities and services, optimizing the processes by using SAP MM.
  • Implements procurement best practices for all commodities and services, optimizing the processes by using SAP MM.
  • Implements the supplier evaluation and contract awarding (through Negotiation Tables) processes.
  • Reports periodically to the Central Purchase Department
  • Ensures appropriate audit trails are embedded in purchases processes, for internal audit and performance management purposes. 
  • Is eligible for carrying on the function of Lead buyer reporting to Central Purchasing.

Iseligible for carrying on some international projects.

Reports directly to URSA Head of Local PurchasingHasdirect interface to Accounts Payable, Controlling, R&D, IT and differentdepartments in the plants.


  • Expert understanding of purchasing best practices
  • Commercially astute and negotiation skills, with proven experience in such field in similar business or industrial companies.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with keen understanding of relevant cost drivers (analyzing and structuring complexity)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong management and coaching skills
  • Seeks opportunities to expand technical knowledge
  • Flexibleand responsible to change
  • Educated to degree level, with an appropriate professional qualification.
  • Two to five years purchase experience in a multi-site, multi-national, environment.
  • Experience with high-value, high-volume purchasing across a range of services and commodities
  • Knowledge of legal environment related to purchasing contracts and framework agreements.
  • Experience with developing and implementing successful cost saving initiatives
  • Experience with SAP MM (Materials Management module)
  • Computerliterate, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Power Point andword processing or similar applications.
  • Good oral and written Flemish, French and English are essential.


You will be working in a challenging function in adynamic multinational with a horizontal structure, no-nonsense culture with an ambitionview for the future.

Thisgives you the possibility to take your own initiatives and to build on the long term structure.

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Competitive salary with other benefits. 


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  • Function type: Administrative clerk
  • Sector: Construction, construction material and broker
  • Desselgem (location)
  • More info about this company


  • Professional bachelor (Higher Education Short Type)


  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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