Barry Callebaut
Lebbeke-Wieze, BE
22 dagen geleden

Barry Callebaut is the heart and engine of the cocoa and chocolate industry. We are looking for Category buyer Subco & QA in Belgium (BE) for Lebbeke-

Wieze (BEWI). Our broad range of products and services span all aspects from cocoa sourcing to fine chocolate products, which are loved by people of all ages worldwide.

We are passionate about our business and work hard every day to ensure that there is enough chocolate in the world. Nothing is more important to our success than the combined expertise of more than 9000 Barry Callebaut employees around the world.

Our international focus in the fascinating world of cocoa-growing and chocolate are the colorful backdrop for our many functions across a wide range of disciplines.

In addition to sharing a passion for chocolate, Barry Callebaut employees live our other corporate values every day - customer focus, entrepreneurship, integrity and team spirit.

We are committed to making sure that they have the right skills, know-how and deep understanding of our customers and their needs.

Engaging and developing our employees is the key to our success. Because our business focus is so broad, the scope of career opportunities within Barry Callebaut can cover many functional areas.

Category Buyer Subco & QA

This position has responsibility for the overall sourcing leadership and commodity management for the Indirect Spend categories such as : QA & Subcontracting, with the purpose of delivering value in purchased goods and services to support key business initiatives, by :

  • managing RFI s / RFQ’s and other sourcing initiatives to facilitate the procurement process,
  • ensuring continuous, reliable supply of goods and services,
  • contributing to the organization s financial results by cost savings.
  • Job Description

  • Analyze historical spend data and budget and define category strategy
  • Drive continuous improvements (cost and service) of assigned sourcing categories where appropriate
  • Partner with internal customers / stakeholders (R&D, Sales & Marketing, OSCO, QA,... ) to identify and understand current and future business needs.
  • Define sourcing strategies and initiatives that will support them.

  • Understand market forces and best practices
  • Research and evaluate suppliers
  • Develop RFI s / RFQ’s, evaluate, analyze and assess results, document recommendations and communicate results to internal clients
  • Define particular terms and conditions, negotiate contracts
  • Manage and implement contracts
  • Monitor and report results in spend reduction
  • Support supplier relationship management
  • Apply the purchasing process flows in line with the category strategy
  • Ensure compliance to procurement policy
  • You take care of SAP related purchase administration (contracting, info records, ...).
  • Education University / Master Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain or similar (required) Purchasing certificate (preferred)
  • Experience 3-5 years of Indirect Sourcing experience Experience working independently, taking responsibility for procurement strategy across all levels of assigned organization Experience leading high-
  • value contract negotiations

  • Knowledge or specific business understanding Thorough understanding of purchasing methodology Specific commodity knowledge of assigned categories SAP, Excel, Power Point Basic project management knowledge Negotiation, presentation and analytical skills English -
  • Fluent, French & German are a plus

    julie bekaert

    Our strength comes from the passion and expertise of our people. As we strive to create an environment in which our people can continue to learn and develop their skills on an ongoing basis, it is our goal to encourage entrepreneurship and creativity.

    Apply for one of our interesting positions today and start a great career in the world of cocoa and chocolate.

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