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Purchasing Category Manager

Via Pauwels Consulting

Published on 17 days ago

Pauwels Consulting is a Belgian consulting firm with more than 520 experts in engineering, life sciences and IT. We offer consulting, project management and recruitment services to leading companies in Belgium and beyond. We have offices in Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland ( .

Purchasing Category Manager

Job description

  • Performing purchasing activities under the supervision of the Head of Non-Commercial Indirect Materials 
  • Preparing, launching requests for proposals, analyzing, negotiating offers and contractual agreements with suppliers
  • Supplier relationship management activities
  • Complaints management
  • Ensuring value for money is obtained for all purchases of goods whether tangible or intangible or services


  • Mandatory BS degree in IT – or equivalent experience
  • Experience of minimum 5 years in indirect categories mainly in NewMeds (discovery services, outsourcing, research)
  • Familiar in IT, supply chain and laboratory services
  • Knowledge of ARIBA as e-sourcing tool is a plus 
  • Knowledge of supply chain in NewMeds and other areas is an asset, knowledge of technologies in NewMeds will be welcome as well as platforms for supplier onboarding such as
  • Organized, Pragmatic, Strong Emotional Intelligence, Analytic, Flexible, Agile, Customer oriented
  • English written & spoken mandatory (min. B2) & French is an asset


  • Challenging projects based on your interests and skills
  • Personal follow-up and clear, transparent communication both before and after commencement of employment
  • Possibility to follow extra training
  • Inspiring network events and legendary after work drinks
  • Strong network of industry leading clients
  • Expertise within IT, Engineering and Life Sciences
  • A flying start for every junior, growth opportunities and possibility to share gathered knowledge for more senior employees

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