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Procurement Specialist

Are you one of those people who look up to the sky every time a plane passes by?

Space holds no more secrets for you than it does for science?

Environmental and technological challenges are among those you wish to tackle?

Come join Sabca and play your own role in the fast-moving world of aerospace inside a company with more than years of existence.

We are experts in designing, manufacturing, maintaining, and upgrading large and complex elements for aircraft and space launchers. 

In Brussels, we have our Structural and Mechatronics Engineering offices, where all our new programs begin and our workshops are equipped with modern

machines that produce complex metallic assemblies for aircraft and space launchers as well as advanced Thrust Vectoring Systems for space launchers.

SABCA Brussels is also the home to our "Unmanned Autonomous Systems" aka: the drones solutions unit!


You will manage procurement and outsourcing in the field of production and non-production goods in accordance with the required specifications and procedures. 

You will ensure the ideal stock level at the most favorable conditions and avoid production stoppages for supply chain reasons. You will implement policies and procedures as well as plan monitoring for your own category. 


  • Category Management: Shapes and monitors required contract outcomes within its own category by managing day-to-day relationships with contracted service providers and internal contract managers, negotiating with suppliers on pricing and terms to define contract master agreements, and managing related processes. Flags and implements incremental optimizations within existing contracts. 

  • Policies and Procedures: After approval, implements and monitors plans for its own category and implements the procurement strategy. 

  • Flags and implements structural optimizations within existing and new contracts. 

  • Procurement: Coordinates all sourcing activities in a category with high sourcing complexity and high impact on business continuity (e.g., key natural resources for the production process). Provides input for contract development for own category, manages associated end-to-end processes, flags discrepancies and challenges, and escalates them to contract owners as needed. 

  • Data & Trend Analysis: Performs complex analysis (spending) on budget progress in multiple areas, while working under intermittent supervision. Conducts research using internal and external sources and selects relevant quantitative and non-quantitative information to enable analysis of key procurement themes and trends. 

  • Stakeholder Management: Advises and challenges the company at the departmental leadership level regarding developments in its own category and related expenses, and coordinates and monitors end-to-end processes, requiring the ability to understand and influence others based on rational argumentation. 

  • Project Management: Manages and delivers tactical (procurement) projects, typically related to medium to large tenders and/or optimization of procurement processes and systems. 

  • Project and/or Program Management: Responsible for the strategic and efficient procurement of resources required for the successful delivery of a program or project and is the focal point for internal clients.

  • You collaborate and assume responsibilities at your level with regard to the EN quality standard and the ISO environmental standard. 

  • Profile: 

  • This is an expert/senior position, responsible for purchasing Key Resources for production/business processes, and negotiating contracts with key suppliers. 

  • You work rigorously, you are organized and you demonstrate planning management skills, flexibility and availability in your work.

  • You are a team player. 

  • You are assertive. 

  • You are resistant to stress and are able to work independently. 

  • You have an active knowledge of MS Office, SAP. 

  • You speak perfect English and you are fluent in French and/or Dutch

  • Skills 

  • Negotiation Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of the market and procurement techniques 

  • Communication Skills 

  • Analytical Skills 

  • Time management and organization 

  • Results-oriented

  • Legal knowledge 

  • Supplier Management Skills 

  • Ability to adapt to change 

  • Integrity and Professional Ethics 

  • Qualifications/Diplomas: 

  • At least 8 years of experience in purchasing, including at least 3 years of experience as a category manager or procurement officer.

  • Possess a university degree or bachelor's degree in one of the following fields: purchasing, supply chain, engineering, or equivalent. 

  • So, What’s in it for you?

    Experience! Gain new experience to thanks to the full range of services we offer to the civil, space and military aviation markets as well as to the commercial

    Unmanned Autonomous Systems (drones). Our activities include designing, manufacturing, maintaining, and upgrading large and complex elements for aircraft and space launchers for

    customers and partners belonging to the elite of the aerospace industry.

    Excitement! Work in an exciting environment where long-standing expertise and research and technological development feed off each other.

    Sabca collaborators have their passion and their know-how as common denominator.

    Teamwork, reliability and innovation are part of the culture we value and that lead us to success.

    Challenges! Help Europe access to space by designing and manufacturing rocket structures.

    Be part of the pioneers in developing advanced air mobility solutions inside our division dedicated to drones. Use your knowledge to take people around the world on board low-carbon aircraft.

    Contribute to the environmental and technological challenges of the century. Play your own role in the fast-moving world of aerospace.

    Be ready for take-off!

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