Sr. Plant Buyer

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Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Qingdao, CN

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





Timely, exactly and economically purchase the materials/service requested by daily production to ensure the routine operation continuously.

Mainly focus on procurement of Facility Management and site services in Bekaert Qingdao Plant. Meanwhile, the role will supervise the plant buyer team in China.




1. Manage sourcing according to the requisitions and conduct preliminary evaluations of potential vendors based on Bekaert S2C framework.

2. Clarify tender documents with both internal customers and suppliers. Analyze historical spend, organize bid, prepare bid comparison and propose selection for approval.

3. Support all regional Categories for necessary on-site support.

4. Support supplier management process, including qualification, selection, evaluation, development, to ensure transparency.

5. Ensure a close cooperation with internal customers to ensure customer care and early involvement.

6. Lead the team of China plant Buyers to implement and ensure usage of globally defined methods, processes and systems to ensure high process efficiency and process compliance.




1. Report to Regional Purchasing Manager N&SEA

2. Lead 5 Plant Buyers

3. Working Environment: in a clean and air conditioner environment




1. You hold a Bachelor degree of Science.

2. 5 years above MNC purchasing experience, experience in Capex, Facility Management related indirect purchase is preferred.

3. Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.

4. You are strong in data analysis and logic thinking.

5. You are a good team player with cross function coordination and interpersonal skill.

6. Good communication in English is a must.


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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