Senior Buyer Indirect Procurement (Sourcing Lead)
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
For our Foamglas Plant in Tessenderlo, which produces a sustainable and eco-friendly building insulation material, we are seeking a Senior Buyer Indirect Procurement (Sourcing Lead) who is passionate about procurement and supply chain management. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in our production plant, managing the Indirect category. The total package consists of sub categories like technical goods, packaging, facility procurement and services contracts. The cash volume of the purchasing package amounts to ca. € 40 million, and the procurement market is mainly situated in Europe. The number of regular suppliers is about 600, about 40 of which are strategic suppliers.
As a Sourcing Lead, you will explore the market and select the best suppliers, monitor market developments on assigned segments, and consult internal partners on market developments. You will negotiate prices and conditions, place orders, and conclude contracts according to the procedures in force. In addition, you will build relations with internal and external partners to cultivate long-term successful relationships where cooperation takes center stage. You will also participate in project teams relating to the assigned segments and make recommendations regarding the improvement of procurement processes.
You will be managing sourcing projects between in the “indirect” area. To be successful in your role you will need to build solid relationship and trust with your direct reports, colleagues, your business stakeholders and the suppliers in your portfolio.
We expect you to conduct activities such as: analyzing business processes, building relationships with key clients and internal stakeholders, running diagnosis activities, benchmarking, preparing plans to achieve successful strategy execution and KPI's measuring.
Depending on the project you will be working independently with your team, or as a part of a ‘project’ team to execute sourcing initiatives and ensure their successful deployment across the organization.
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