Procurement SSC Manager Américas

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Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Bogota, CO

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change



Your Impact as Procurement SSC Manager Américas:

  • Manage the procurement Wire Rod process across NAM, and LATAM plants by aligning forecasts and inventories with global/regional supply market alternatives. 
  • Lead Wire Rod price negotiations with suppliers, generate contracts and supply strategy for NAM and LATAM plants.
  • Manage saving and cost improvements programs for LATAM entities by aligning with Global Wire Rod Manager
  • Implement and manage the LATAM Shared Services Center & operational processes by aligning procurement businesses with Global procurement Bekaert initiatives
  • Manage and develop procurement teams across Bekaert LATAM entities 
  • Ensure procurement policies, processes, and contract management by aligning with Global procurement standards processes
  • Establish and manage NAM and LATAM, and Global supplier relationships to maintain the procurement and negotiation process flows procure-to-pay procure to-pay (operational sourcing activities) for all NAM and LATAM plants
  • Manage shared services KPIs, objectives, and targets by aligning with LATAM stakeholders and Global Shared Services leader


About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Industrial Engineer or Economist / International Trade and Commerce. Master’s in business administration – MBA a plus
  • 15+ years of experience with five years of related experience
  • Fluent in English and Spanish



Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers

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