Belgian Growth company is looking for a Strategic Procurement Manager, België
Antwerp, Brussels, België
Our client is an international distribution company, importing from Asia and selling to large multinationals all over the world. From their head office in Vlaams Brabant, they manage the sales, finance and supply chain for this globally active organisation.
They asked us to hire the new Strategic Category Manager. Their ambition is to double their sales in the coming 3 years and although it’s a mature company with a sound client base, it will the first time they hire someone as a procurement leader. Focus is not so much to push prices down. The challenges ahead are to create a purchasing strategy, lead the international team of operational buyers, streamline the ordering & supply chain process (high vs low runners, impact of ordering process on inventory, … in other words, create procurement analytics), implement a new digital procurement system, establish good working relationships with suppliers, … in other words to set-up a lean way of procurement.
We are looking for someone hands-on and strategically minded. An intelligent and empathic person who can lead a strategy meeting but can also help one of his or her buyers when he or she is stuck in a discussion about prices, quality or availability. You need to be digitally savy, motivated to help the company grow and have the ability to lead a team.
In this role you will directly report to the General Manager.
What we offer
Salary wise we are balancing between 70-80 K + advantages.