Plant Buyer - Belgium

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Date: Jan 27, 2024

Location: Zwevegem, BE

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

As a Plant Buyer, you will be responsible for managing the commercial terms associated with a specific raw material, ensuring that suppliers meet Bekaert's quality, technology, and supply requirements.

Your role will involve supporting the management of all aspects of the supplier relationship, including contract maintenance, target achievement, and the development and execution of category strategies.


Your Impact as Plant Buyer:

  • You lead projects in line with EMEA procurement strategy.

  • You support purchasing processes with Engineering and Maintenance for Early Supply Involvement.

  • You participate in strategy execution, plant meetings, and supply contract monitoring.

  • You drive cost-saving initiatives aligned with regional targets.

  • You will create and manage tool content such as catalogues and purchase marketplaces, and oversee buying channels with suppliers (e.g., eBuy, SAP).

  • You will analyze historical and future business requirements globally for Bekaert within the category, considering quantity and quality.


About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • You have minimum bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of procurement or purchasing experience.

  • You are a highly motivated and project-driven individual.

  • You are a great communicator with positive mindset.

  • You demonstrate a solid understanding of purchasing processes and related policies.

  • You have strong negotiation and problem solving skills.

  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills in Dutch and English.


What is in it for you? 

  • We offer a competitive salary with benefits.

  • Learning programs developed by our L&D department.

  • A great opportunity to play your part in an international growth story.

  • A chance to grow along with your responsibilities (national or international).

  • Cool colleagues all over the world


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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