Site Purchasing Leader
Frameries, Belgium
1 dag geleden

Job description

Position : Site Purchasing Leader


  • Function : Purchasing
  • Country : BU Telecom Infrastructure - Belgium
  • Location : Frameries
  • Objective

    The Site Purchasing Leader will oversee the following activities on the site (s) for which he / she is responsible :

  • Responsible for Local Site Purchasing and Local Vendor Management : the total expenditure of 50 000 to 250,000 €) : reassessment of needs, launch of RFI, RFQ contract designs, implementation and monitoring of continuous improvement plan.
  • Supports the definition of the category strategy / Business Units, in line with the vision of the group, their Business Unit, and ensure the alignment of group practices / BU / sites.
  • Is the level 1 escalation of PSS operations for the site (s) for which he / she is responsible (
  • For Purchases>
  • € 250,000, he / she is responsible for the Purchasing performance and the implementation of Procurement strategies, contracts and / or agreements negotiated by the Group.

    Works and returns requirements to non-production purchasing COE for all purchases over 250,000€. Works and provides the needs to the Category Manager Raw Materials of his / her Business Group for all the CAPEX and Production Purchases superior to 250,000 €

  • Is a guarantor and reports to the Site Board of the Unit and the BU / BG Purchasing on the performance of all Purchasing activities of the plant;
  • Is Guarantor of the respect and the implementation of Nexans Purchasing processes and standards;
  • Guarantor of the implementation of transversal Group Purchasing initiatives on his / her perimeter.
  • Areas of Responsibility


  • Establishes the strategy for Purchasing and Supplier Panels on expenses from 50,000€ to 250,000€;
  • Implements the execution plan at scope in his / her Business Unit;
  • Applies completely the purchasing process locally;
  • Contributes to the identification and reduction of risks related to local purchases.

  • Challenges the expression of the needs (recasting of the cost, functional analysis, standardization ...)
  • Consolidate needs at the appropriate level (global, local)
  • Supports the definition of a functional specification (decision matrix for information request / quote, etc.)
  • Defines the panel of suppliers for consultation
  • Performs information / quote requests
  • Leads negotiations to select the best supplier (based on cost breakdown, total cost of ownership and risk elements)
  • Manages contracts and their follow-up (customization, deployment, performance evaluation)
  • Contributes to the mitigation of claims

  • Contributes to supplier market analysis by providing information on local suppliers
  • Analyzes market trends (products, suppliers and customers) and cost drivers in the market of major suppliers.
  • Establishes market benchmarks (customers, competitors, suppliers)
  • Establishes the cost structure of the solution
  • Identifies and proposes alternative solutions in the supplier panel

  • Knows how to work effectively with internal customers and stakeholders
  • Oversees the economy plan of his / her perimeter
  • Designs and deploys a dashboard to monitor expenses, unit cost, volume of his / her scope.
  • Expected Outcomes

  • Contributes to the P & L economy plan (% P & L impact)
  • Optimizes the supplier panel where possible (# suppliers, # transactions)
  • Optimize the supplier payment terms (Weighted Average Payment Terms)
  • Ensures the deployment and application of the group contract at the level of its scope and its Business Unit
  • Encourages the number of group / bundle contracts with an effective multi-site application
  • Effectively coordinates the results with the purchasing team and entities of the Business Unit / Business Group
  • Skills and qualifications required

  • Speaks English and French fluently
  • Is mobile
  • Continuously updating / training on his / her job as a purchaser and develops his / her knowledge
  • Lead and decide
  • Makes quick and clear decisions that can involve difficult choices
  • Takes responsibility for actions, projects for which he / she is responsible
  • Takes initiative, acts with confidence
  • Initiates and generates activity
  • Work with people
  • Demonstrates interest and understanding of others
  • Adapts to the BU purchasing team of which he / she is part and strengthens the team spirit
  • Recognizes the contribution of others
  • Listens, consults with others and communicates proactively
  • Supports and take care of others
  • Provide results and meet customer expectations
  • Focuses on needs and customer satisfaction
  • Sets high standards for quality and quantity
  • Works methodically
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and performance
  • Keeps abreast of vendor information and market trends
  • Identifies business opportunities for the organization
  • Demonstrates a financial awareness
  • Analytical mind
  • Analyzes digital data, verbal data and all other sources of information.
  • Seeks additional information or a better understanding of a problem
  • Produces practical solutions to a range of problems
  • Understands how part of a much larger system a problem can be.
  • Master the value chain of purchases and more specifically :
  • Sourcing and e- sourcing platform skills
  • Trading & negotiation techniques (electronic & physical auctions, trading strategies, hard and soft negotiation skills)
  • Contracting setting and deployment
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