Procurement Category Specialist WR ERMEA

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Date: May 16, 2023

Location: Hlohovec, SK

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



Job description:


  • You will analyse historical and future business requirements within the region for the purchasing category in terms of quantity and quality
  • You will analyse the supplier market within this category and region and identify multi-plant, regional and global opportunities for leveraging purchasing
  • Your responsibility will be developing and maintaining the category spend analysis, savings reporting and supplier passports (if applicable)
  • You will give input and participate in setting the global sourcing strategy and take ownership for the regional sourcing strategy towards the internal stakeholders on scope of contracting (Local & Regional), potential supplier base, type and duration of contract to optimise/lower the TCO for Bekaert in the full supply chain, …
  • You will steer the management of specifications for important and critical products or services




  • You have master degree and at least 4 years experience in purchasing
  • You speak fluent Slovak and English language
  • You are strongly focused on customer, understand customer needs, develop good relationship with customer
  • You are strongly focused on supplier and stakeholder relationship building
  • You come up with new ideas and solutions to problems


We offer:


  • Basic salary from 1430 – 1800 EUR/monthly and more, depending on experience of candidate
  • Variable pay (standard 15% from basic salary)
  • Average salary from 1664 – 2070 EUR monthly
  • Other bonuses and benefits


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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