Global Strategic Purchaser


Purchasing and Supply

Date Posted:

July 1, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

Work schedule

Continuing full split


Full time




Not specified/Negotiable


From 1 to 3 years





  • The Global Strategic Purchaser is responsible for the selection, set-up and management of our suppliers in all aspects of the business relationship in order to further optimize the sourcing efficiency for her/his commodities according to our purchasing and company policies.
  • Commodity: electronical parts, electromechanical parts, PCBA’s, transformers and cable trees.



Job Description:


  • Market knowledge: Prospect and monitor the supplier base and involved raw material trends worldwide for the assigned electrical electromechanical, PCBA’s, transformers and cable tree commodities.
  • Supplier management: Monitor, audit and continuously improve quality and delivery performance of the assigned suppliers.
  • If needed, propose corrective actions and ensure follow-up. Introduce and manage supplier development plans and specific cost reduction projects.
  • Contract negotiations: Introduce, negotiate and manage supply contracts and blanket orders/quantity contracts.
  • Master data: Apply and maintain supplier and procurement data within the company ERP system for the assigned commodities.
  • Control and release purchase orders and supplier invoices.
  • Contribute to purchasing synergy programs between the different company’s sites.
  • Maintain regular contact with internal/external interface partners to recognize developments and exert influence accordingly.
  • Quality management: execute   supplier selection audits and follow-up corrective actions at suppliers.
  • First contact for fundamental procurement issues, escalations and advices.





  • Minimum 2 years of experience in industrial purchasing of electronical parts/ electromechanical parts/PCBA’s/transformers.
  • Requires extensive product knowledge, understanding supplier’s capabilities, and varied manufacturing processes.
  • Knowledgeable in cost reduction techniques, just-in-time principles, standard cost, and total cost & quality management.
  • Must be able to work in fast paced environment and adapt to changing workload.
  • Best practices in strategic purchasing (RFI, RFQ, benchmarking, supplier evaluation and development, contract definition, price negotiations…)
  • Good knowledge of logistic processes (VMI, cost of inventory, consignment, 2-bin, incoterms…)
  • Intercultural experience, preferably with international (Asian and/or East European) vendors.





  • Technical Master or Bachelor with commercial affinity
  • Economical master with an important technical affinity or a first industrial experience
  • IT-Skills
  • ERP system (SAP is a plus)
  • Quality monitoring systems
  • Microsoft Office : Excel, PowerPoint ,Word, Outlook and Skype for business
  • PDM is an asset
  • Languages
  • Fluent in English
  • Preferably basic knowledge in Dutch and/or French or ready to learn it.
  • All other languages are an asset.





  • High level of integrity and ethics
  • Ownership and accountability
  • Decision making / judgment
  • Quality and result oriented person with responsible and pro-active attitude.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Easy assimilation of technical product specifications (drawings, process data,…)
  • Team player
  • Negotiation skills
  • Budget/cost control
  • Empathic
  • International communication
  • Creativity/innovation
  • Initiative
  • Customer focus
  • Results focus.





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