Purchasing Manager Direct Spend
Aalst (HQ) - Belgium
9 dagen geleden

Ontex is a leading international producer of personal hygiene solutions for babies, women and adults. We distribute in more than 110 countries through leading retailer private labels, as well as under our own brands.

The group employs over 11,000 employees, spread around the world. Ontex is listed on Euronext Brussels and is part of the BEL20® index and STOXX® Europe 600.

We are a fast growing company where people are the most valuable asset. To support our continuous growth and reinforce our Purchasing team in Aalst we are looking for a Purchasing Manager Direct Spend.

Your role

  • Make sure products of the assigned raw materials categories can be purchased at the best possible price whilst maintaining the highest quality and service level
  • Ensure excellent supplier management : the Group Purchasing Manager is the key contact person for the suppliers in his / her assigned categories and needs to make sure the suppliers receive all required data
  • Specification & Supplier Quality Management : help define the products that are required and support validations, enhance supplier quality performance and solve quality issues with suppliers
  • Improve communication across the purchasing organization by acting as purchasing representative for one or more production plants
  • In doing so you will :

  • Negotiate best conditions with suppliers
  • Manage the non-woven category
  • Ensure that the agreements with suppliers are accurately translated in formal contracts, together with the legal department
  • Closely follow markets
  • Develop a category strategy in line with the company strategy, by listening to the different internal stakeholders and taking into account the market
  • After approval, ensure that the strategy is implemented in the Group according to the commitment agreed with suppliers
  • Regularly report on savings and on key activities or issues with suppliers including updates on top projects
  • Your profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. economics) or equal through experience
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in a similar position
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with challenging deadlines
  • Good knowledge of SAP and MS Office
  • Fluent in English, other languages are an asset
  • What we offer

  • A professional environment ideal for your personal growth and career development
  • A fun working atmosphere where team spirit is the real deal
  • Exciting and challenging projects with an international scope
  • A competitive salary package in line with your experience
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