Technical Buyer / Technisch Aankoper

Location: Sint-Niklaas, East Flanders, Belgium
Sectors: Supply Chain
Job Type: Contract
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As a buyer of technical machine parts you fulfill a switching function between the company and our suppliers.

You further expand our Global supplier network:you select suppliers, request quotes, negotiate prices and delivery times and order. You ensure a sustainable and optimal partnership relationship with suppliers based on competitiveness, delivery times, quality, services and technology.

You always keep the competitiveness of the business in mind. At the same time you are the point of contact for internal departments such as planning, production and sales for any bottlenecks in the production process.

In collaboration with the engineering department you strive daily for an optimization of the material cost and you are involved in the innovation of our machines.

In addition, you make agreements with suppliers about incorrectly or poorly delivered parts and you take the necessary actions towards poorly delivered quality and delivery precision.


You link a structured and analytical working method to strong decision-making.

Every day you combine planning and logistics with a sharp analytical mind.

You are commercially minded and a negotiator who knows how to convince on the basis of arguments.

You are a team player with a no nonsense approach.

You have applied technical knowledge that you acquired during previous work experience in industrial environments. You have a perfect knowledge of Dutch with good operational knowledge of English and French. Knowledge of German is a plus.

You have a sense for detail, where you prepare the dossiers meticulously and follow them flawlessly, without losing the overview. You combine this administrative strength with technical baggage and material knowledge.

You can read and interpret technical plans.

You master Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook) and you have knowledge and understanding of basic accounting and financial terms.

Other key words are: stress resistant, responsible, proactive, assertive, persistent.

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