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International Lead Buyer - Mechanical Equipment

IO Associates

Posted on Jul 16, 2022 by IO Associates

Not Specified, Belgium
Immediate Start
€400 - €450 Daily

My client, an internationally renowned name in Defence is currently seeking an experienced International Lead Buyer of Mechanical Equipment to join their growing team in Belgium.

Ideally, I am seeking candidates that are able to start the assignment on relatively short notice (under 3 months) with relevant experience in this field.

Typically, your tasks will include:

  • During the pre-project stage,
    • Requesting and negotiating prices and evaluating the remaining margin for negotiation in order to validate and secure the prices of materials, components and services for which you are responsible;
  • During the project implementation stage:
    • Negotiating and purchasing, within the required time-leads and quality, at the best total cost, simple and complex materials, parts and services, by establishing a comparison table of bids enabling the purchasing decision
    • Ensure the delivery of equipment and services orders, with the support of Expeditors.
  • On an ongoing basis:
    • Looking for new suppliers, including evaluating them in collaboration with the users and the QA/QC service
    • Establishing buying strategies for the most critical segments of your portfolio and deploy them, integrating market and needs evolutions
    • Providing the sourcing service, unit price estimates or the means to calculate the budget prices for the materials, components and services for which you are responsible
    • Negotiating and concluding framework contracts/partnerships regarding some products or services, within the scope of the John Cockerill Group's purchasing strategy/policy.

Therefore, I am ideally seeking candidates that can demonstrate the following skills and expertise:

  • Master level, with a technical or commercial orientation (high affinity for technical products required)
  • Proven experience in the area of purchasing and negotiation (knowledge of our activities constitutes) an additional asset
  • Excellent communicator (internal and external)
  • Real contributor, with a strong team spirit, to work in close cooperation with the project managers
  • Mastering oral and written English - able to carry out a negotiation in English
  • Thoroughly conversant with MS Office, you have a good knowledge of systems of the SAP type (drawing up purchase orders, validation of the phases of approval and billing)
  • Willing to travel (25%) throughout the world

Does this sound like you? If so and you'd like to apply, please do so via the link on this advert and I'll be in touch to discuss the opportunity in more detail.

Reference: 1670885804

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