Strategic buyer

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For more than 60 years our client, an international player, has been producing sustainable and energy efficient products in Belgium, based on the latest technological developments. To strengthen their growth strategy through digital sales globally, we are looking for a

Strategic buyer


Our strategic objective is to achieve optimal availability of components and services such that our clients can be serviced adequately and in time.
Furthermore, we are investing heavily in IoT and digital services to accelerate our digital strategy i.e. connecting our compressor base to the cloud in order to enhance digital customer services and support. Today we have connected over 200,000 compressors to our cloud network which are continuously generating data adding value to our (digital) client services i.e. optimization of service intervals and increase sales leads.



In this role, you explore and optimize new and existing suppliers and products that contribute to an optimal supply chain by considering the 6 pillars of purchasing excellence: total cost, quality, logistics, products & process development, contracting and sustainability.


Tasks and responsibilities


• You develop a solid purchasing strategy in line with the divisional targets and contribute to realizing the digital transformation of our supply chain
• You actively participate in projects for compressors to meet project budgets and timings
• You source potential new suppliers by evaluating their commercial, technical and supply chain capabilities, according to the business code of Atlas Copco
• You lead negotiations with existing suppliers on the renewal of supply agreements and initiate supply agreements with new suppliers
• You work on savings and availability projects by conducting market research and benchmarking the supply base by analyzing value creation opportunities and potential supplier risks
• You work closely with SQA engineers on supplier quality performance and identify potential improvements
• You evaluate logistical performance to safeguard deliveries to customers


What we expect of you?


• You have a Master in Engineering (business or industrial) or relevant experience
• You are fluent in English, a good understanding of other European languages is a plus
• You are passionate about innovation and technology
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Office 365 is required, knowledge of AS400 and SAP is a plus




• You are dynamic and like to be challenged within a commercial environment
• You are result driven and can work towards project deadlines
• You are well-organized and possess strong analytical capabilities
• You are committed, pro-active and would like to work in an international environment
• You are eager to build relationships with counterparties and internal stakeholders


Challenge accepted? Hope to see you soon!


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