Global Indirect Procurement Specialist

    Sector:
    Industrial Printing Equipment
    Location:
    Brussels
    Salary:
    €80,000 to €100,000
    Reference:
    190623 SHA

    To support its ongoing growth plans, our client is looking for a proven indirect procurement professional to join its corporate group in Belgium and assume responsibility for all indirect purchase activities on a global basis.

    The Position:

    Reporting to the CFO of the company, the successful candidate will assume responsibility for:

    • Developing, leading and executing regional and global supply strategies for indirect materials and services
    • Developing and managing annual cost savings, working capital improvement, budget and supplier performance targets
    • Leading cross-functional supplier qualification and sourcing activities, ensuring the engagement of and buy-in from key stakeholders
    • Leading cross-functional efforts to identify and implement cost reduction opportunities including renegotiation of more competitive contracts, demand management, globalization of supply and the reduction of supply complexity
    • Working closely with Counsel and stakeholders to develop and execute new contracts or improve existing contracts all of which shall include performance metrics, preferred pay terms etc
    • Developing procedures and guidelines including review processes for the indirect procurement area
    • Presenting the status of cost reduction or working capital efforts, budget performance, strategic projects or category strategies to executives and stakeholders
    • Improving working capital performance by negotiating extended pay terms

    The Candidate:

    Ideally based near or relocatable (company prepared to assist) to the Brussels region, applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Management, Finance or similar
    • (Ideally) CIPS, CPM, CPSM or another procurement certification
    • A minimum of eight years’ global indirect procurement experience
    • Strong proficiency in sourcing initiatives including developing and presenting strategy, aligning stakeholders, developing RFPs, conducting analysis, presenting results, negotiating, contracting, and implementing results
    • Experience of developing and negotiating indirect related contracts
    • Excellent analytical and spend management skills
    • The ability to produce accurate, professional and error-free analysis in a timely manner
    • Outstanding project management skills and an ability to prioritize projects and multi-task to meet deadlines and business needs
    • Professional communication skills in English and, ideally, another European language
    • Excellent presentation skills up to executive level
    • Strong commercial acumen and understanding of the business and environment
    • Exceptional negotiation skills

    The Company:

    A leading player in the flexographic printing industry, our client helps its customers produce better quality and more cost effective printed packaging for its consumers. From its thermal imaging systems and ground-breaking digital flat top dot technology, the company delivers true manufacturing productivity with added flexibility, focus and ambition to shape the future of the industry

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