Strategic Category Buyer

Ref. AN5872
Antwerp (BE)
Werving & Selectie


For our client we are looking for a

Strategic Category Buyer(AN5872)

Based in Antwerp, Belgium

Functie omschrijving


  • Build and maintain a network of reliable and financially stable suppliers for your category 
  • Strive for continuous total cost reductions.
  • Ensure that standards for product quality, delivery reliability, safety and environment are met consistently by implementing service level agreements and supplier performance management.
  • Develop strong relationships with the technical departments 
  • Build bridges between your diverse internal customers.
  • Manage and guide high value technical purchases.
  • Participate in cross functional teams that work on continuous improvements and sourcing projects.
  • Ensure compliance with sourcing procedures and contracts.
  • Take the lead when structural operational issues arise.
  • Act quickly and decisively when issues require an immediate solution.
  • Report to the Purchasing Manager.


The candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master degree - preferably in a technical field, economics, industrial science, or commercial engineering.
  • minimum of 3 years relevant experience (technical buying or sales: machine parts, services, ….) preferably in an international environment
  • able to work both independently and as part of a team 
  • fluent in English. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.
  • outstanding interpersonal skills, stress resistant, analytical & combining conceptual insight with a hands-on approach
  • excellent negotiating and convincing skills.
  • entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results.



Our client will offer the right candidate

  • The opportunity to work for a top employer and develop his/her career in a competitive multinational environment in Belgium, as well as abroad.
  • Top quality education and training opportunities.
  • A very attractive salary with extra-legal benefits (company car, insurance, flexible working hours)


Applicants who meet the desired profile will be contacted by Greet Jansen (Mrs).
For more detailed information, please call Greet Jansen (+32 475 525015) or send an email to


Please apply by sending your resume to

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