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CTRL F Engineering Sint-Niklaas

Procurement Manager

CTRL F Engineering Sint-Niklaas | Flandre orientale | Durée déterminée, Temps plein

This company is an internationally focused SME, based in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium which employs about 80 people. Elaut has been active in the entertainment industry since 1959, and later in the gaming industry – with locations which are strategically located in the USA, Spain and Germany. As a manufacturer of electromechanical amusement machines, we are renowned worldwide for our quality and innovation.

Procurement Manager

Description de la fonction

Strategy and Development

  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice procurement vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance

General and Task Management

  • Ensure that purchasing policies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality and delivery targets and which enables the company to function and compete effectively in the market

  • Create and review opportunities to implement best practice purchasing policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance and deliver best value and business savings

  • Evaluate the challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks and develop opportunities

  • Ensure purchasing policy, guidelines and any associated documents are in place and updated when required

  • Utilise appropriate resources including Supplier Development to ensure appropriate supplier partnerships and delivery of sourced products.

  • Develop creative and innovative procurement processes (eProcurement)

  • Provide management reports and key performance data and monitor cost savings

  • Manage relationships with suppliers and select and develop new suppliers

  • Negotiate and manage contract terms with suppliers to ensure value for money, quality standards and delivery terms with technical and operational input from stakeholders and colleagues

  • Review and negotiate existing agreements to optimise commercial terms

  • Assess tenders from potential suppliers

  • Work with suppliers and have a process in place to measure effective performance, quality and compliance. Measure against KPI criteria if these exist

  • Ensure professional and consistent supplier management is applied across the supply base in line with the purchasing policy

  • Ensure parts are sourced in full and aligned to production schedules and customer requirements

  • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors

People Management

  • Manage, coach and develop high performing purchasing and cost estimating teams that meet agreed objectives and which deliver best practice results, added value and continuous improvements

  • Set departmental objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports

  • Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required

  • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of self, staff and visitors

Financial Budget and Control

  • Input to and hold responsibility for department budget

Relationship Management

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance

  • Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the purchasing strategy

  • Communicate with stakeholders the impact of market change and potential effects on supply. Recommend solutions without compromising quality or service while optimising cost

  • Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact

  • Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on Purchasing activities

  • Assist Senior Management in ensuring effective relationships with client businesses through maintaining an appropriate interface between procurement and suppliers


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree

  • Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering experience is preferred

  • Proven experience in a purchasing management role, preferably within an technical or manufacturing environment

  • Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements

  • Contract management and supplier experience

  • Knowledge and technical understanding of manufacturing processes and components and supply chain management

  • Background using MS Office

  • Ability to work in a team environment in a support/service capacity as well as individually in a project leader role

  • Energetic, self motivated individual able to work in fast paced, schedule based environment

  • Negotiation, problem solving and financial analysis skills

  • Communicative and listening to colleagues and customers.

  • A good command of Dutch and expressing yourself well in English is a must, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills. Other languages are a plus.

  • Commitment towards deadlines and colleagues


  • This is a full time position with a competitive salary and benefits package.

  • A challenging and fascinating job with a lot of variety for a world-leader in its industry.

  • A well-kept working environment and an excellent working atmosphere

  • Courses and training through a personal development plan

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    • Master (Licence, Université ou Enseignement Supérieur de Type Long)
    • Au moins 5 ans d'expérience


    • Durée déterminée
    • Temps plein

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