Procurement Manager

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Date: Mar 27, 2024

Location: Izmit, TR

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




About the role

Your Impact as Procurement Manager: The Procurement Manager is the first line of contact for Country. This person will manage the local Procurement team and will perform and support local purchasing activities pre-aligned with category strategy for the entire perimeter that he/she covers. Local purchasing activities : activities not taken up by category because of specific reasons : language, technical, speed of execution, cost advantage, agreement ad distance not possible. This person supports execution and implementation at a local level of the category strategies. At the same time this person will monitor local purchasing KPI's, stay close with business users and react by contacting the purchasing teams (Category or SSC) whenever the service level to the plant is insufficient.    

  • Manage plant buyers team                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Manage and present to EU management the reporting related to his/her perimeter
  • Drive saving actions according to the Regional targets
  • Develop the teams by fostering Bekaert culture and creating know-how according to the job specifics
  • Lead specific projects according to EMEA procurement strategy
  • Support category teams retrieving local data for demand and market research
  • Participate on supply contract monitoring for local supply and revise and sypplier perfomrmance Vs Contracts or supply agreements
  • Maintain / provide input / revise local purchasing KPI's and supply permormance dashboards
  • Provide regular feedback to Category Mngrs regarding users feedbacks of any contract deviations
  • Support local implementation and monitoring of category contracts for the plant.
  • Support purchasing process with presence and perform Early Supply Involvement for purchases
  • Re-direct users to the apropiate purchases contacts for inquires or specific project information needs.


About You


Essential skills & competencies:


  • Bachelor's or master's degree from relevant departments of universities (Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, etc.),
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Purchasing and Contract Management and minimum 3 years in a managerial role.
  • Having team management experience
  • Experienced in stakeholder management
  • Attentive in reporting and documentation,
  • Have advanced knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Able to work in teams, have high verbal and written communication skills, have strong human relations, and be able to communicate effectively with business units.
  • Innovative, willing to learn and open to continuous improvement
  • Solution-oriented, analytical thinking, strong communication skills, open to learning.




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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