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Senior Buyer Raw Materials

Optimize total cost of ownership for selected raw materials, by developing and implementing purchasing strategies for selected raw materials and manage negotiations with regional and local suppliers.

• Ensure best prices are negotiated to maximize Business profitability and meet cost reduction and productivity improvement targets.

• Support Tail End Spend strategic development: construct and analyze RFQ’s, maximize leverage through collaboration with QA/QC staff, manage long term relationship with key distributors.

• Establish and direct short-term competitive bidding systems on low-risk commodity purchases.

• Manage the contacts and agree continuous improvement targets with all our suppliers and our sites throughout the regions.

• Develop partnership contracts with suppliers, to the benefit of the total group by maximizing all our synergies

. Develop and manage service and product quality requirements in order to meet the agreed business requirements. Set and agree supply standards (e.g. VMI, consignment stocks). Help supplier to achieve operational excellence.

• Develop, implement and direct processes to minimize the working capital and associated resource inputs within the procurement of raw materials.

• Effectively interface with relevant Business, including stakeholders to communicate on market trends, cost forecasts and Supply Chain and Product Development Groups to ensure products and process developments are based on commercially viable raw materials from secure, high quality sources.

• Support the Businesses in further developing the existing integrated supply chain in Europe to improve operational excellence in EHS, quality, customer service and cost.

Wat wij van jou vragen:

• A degree in a subject relating to Logistics or Commercial areas or in Chemistry

• A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in purchasing or other commercial functions, ideally in a supply chain or manufacturing setting.

• Experience in buying raw materials (directs), ideally also managing distributors is considered as a big plus.

• Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work well under pressure.

• Strong analytical mindset, able to deal with ambiguity and a diverse material portfolio.

• Excellent negotiation skills, with strong communication and relationship building skills.

• Strong IT skills, with specific confidence in Excel and SAP.

• Fluent in English, Dutch and French.

Wat wij jou bieden:

- Openended employment in stimulating international working environment

- motivating conditions

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