Procurement Lead

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Date: May 30, 2023

Location: Bradford, GB

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert ( is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 5.9 billion in combined revenue in 2021.



Establish the new possible


At Bekaert, we are on a journey to establish a new possible.  Being an expert in what we do requires dedication, an innovative mindset and courage to evolve.  To achieve this, we need passionate people that are eager to grow beyond their own boundaries.


Dare to take the next step?


Bekaert Bradford are looking for a Procurement Lead to support the operational team, delivering our material supply obligations at shop floor level, dealing directly with stakeholders to resolve issues as they arise in order to improve the effectiveness of the MRP requirements and Customer Satisfaction by maximising material availability


Job Tile: Procurement Lead

Location: Bekaert Bradford

Hours of work: 40 hours per week


The main responsibilities of the role are:

•           Produce daily information/ feedback to Planning Manager, Engineering & Production teams and take ownership of Materials Management tools and cover for Planning Manager when required

•           Managing the detailed production schedule to ensure material availability to meet customer demands

•           Pro-actively maintain MRP profiles for optimum stock levels for indirect parts.  Frequently updating SAP levels to drive stock down

•           Ensuring raw material availability to meet operational demands

•           Controlling all stock movements to ensure stock accuracy

•           Ensure the PO process is strictly adhered to

  • •           Progress purchase orders to ensure on time delivery is achieved – Measuring delivery performance

•           Ensure Vendor compliance with company Standard Terms and Conditions

•           Requesting / following up quotations from both suppliers and internal customer



The ideal candidate will have


•           Experience in a Supply Chain function within an engineering/manufacturing environment

•           Experienced in SAP-R3 (PP/MM/P2P)

•           IT literate MS Office (Strong excel skills would be desirable)

•           Customer focussed – provide excellent service levels to both internal & external customers.

•           Lean/Continuous improvement working

•           Leading change – needs to have a ‘can do’ attitude!

•           Strong communication skills able to communicate effectively at all levels

  • •           Flexible approach, ability to work under pressure to changing business needs, managing multiple tasks & work to tight deadlines.

•           Analytical, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy

•           Organised and methodical approach to all operational tasks



You grow, we grow... Better together. Bekaert offers continuous development opportunities.

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