Junior Category Buyer Shipyards & Machinery
As a Junior Category Buyer for DEME Group, you will develop and implement sourcing strategies for a defined set of commodities, take the lead in managing a portfolio of preferred suppliers, build up extensive market knowledge, work together with internal stakeholders to strive for best fit solutions and be an advocate of procurement best practices within the organization. As a Junior Category Buyer within the team “Machinery Equipment” you will take the lead – on a tactical/strategic level – in procurement of equipment and services within the assigned technical category. You will work in a team of 10 people, consisting of operational and category buyers. You will mainly work from our HQ in Zwijndrecht, Belgium.Develop and manage a network of reliable and financially stable suppliers; Develop category strategy and identify opportunities for optimizing the supply chain process; Manage relationships with various internal stakeholders (business units, projects, etc.) and participate in cross functional teams that work on sourcing projects and continuous improvement; Ensure internal/external compliance with sourcing procedures and contracts; Take the lead in negotiating, drafting and maintaining sourcing contracts, service level agreements, price lists, etc.; Ensure standards for price competitiveness, product quality, delivery performance, safety and sustainability are met by all suppliers and corrective actions are initiated when needed; Perform root cause analysis towards re-occuring supply issues and take the lead in initiating corrective actions towards structural operational issues; Report to Category Manager Machinery Equipment. Master's degree in Engineering, Business Administration / Applied Economics, Business Engineer or Supply Chain Management; Interest and affinity for technical subjects Fluent in English, knowledge of Dutch & other languages is an asset; Good knowledge of MS Office Excel and Powerpoint, knowledge of other software suits and reporting tools is an asset; Teamplayer with a positive attitude, hands-on mentality and high level of integrity; Entrepreneurial spirit; Motivation to work in a dynamic and international environment; Drive for ownership and results; Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills. An extensive mobility program for a healthy work-life balance; A permanent training track which allows you to develop yourself personally and professionally; A stimulating, innovative workplace with numerous growth opportunities; A people-oriented environment with an interactive health program and a focus on employee wellbeing.
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Heel België / toute la Belgique, null