Category Specialist - Purchasing

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Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location: Zwevegem, BE Sladkovicovo, SK Warschau, PL Bradford, GB Brussels, BE Remote, BE Hlohovec, SK Petrovice, CZ Bohumin, CZ

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 € 4.4 billion in combined revenue in 2020.



Category Specialist - Purchasing


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 preferably have IT/Telco Corporate Services experience
  • You speak fluent English, any other langauge is a plus
  • 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



What we offer:


  • You grow, we grow….better together. Bekaert offers continuous development opportunities as well in the job as in the global organization.
  • A competitive salary with Benefits 
  • Hybride working system with flexible hours.




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

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