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Purchaser / Category Manager

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Profile Group has specialized in selection and recruitment for 30 years for a very wide range of companies. Our goal is to help you in your job search, to optimize your solicitation process and to enhance your skills to succeed in a good interview.

Our client is a dynamic and growing company, internationally oriented and has been one of the world leaders in its sector of activity for 50 years. The company designs and manufactures a wide range of electromechanical equipment.

To strengthen its Procurement department based in Walloon Brabant, we are looking for an enthusiastic Category Manager Procurement


As a category purchaser you will be part of the supply chain department in a Make to Order Environment. Your main challenges will be to balance cost/delay/quality defined by the Operations and the R&D Department in order to meet the customer requirements.

Your responsibilities:

Develop a close cooperation with the Planning Department in order to be able to meet the customer requirements on quality and delivery time

Develop a close cooperation with the R&D department in order to meet the current and future customer requirements

  • Manage sourcing, conduct negotiation and coordinate contract implementation with suppliers and the internal stakeholders
  • Identify and contract suppliers with the right capacity and capability, meeting the quality requirements defined by the R&D Department
  • Develop a methodology to integrate the supplier’s knowhow in our products

Be accountable for the design, update and execution of specific category strategies

  • Manage and develop the supplier portfolio
  • Contract management
  • Proactively identifying sourcing opportunities and propose improvement solutions
  • Improve the cooperation and relationship with suppliers in order to provide the best balance delay/quality/costs
  • Identify, assess and implement cost reductions linked to your categories.

Manage and resolve issues linked to the procurement process

Support the implementation of the new ERP system.


You have a higher education in the technical field (electromechanical, automatic or electronic)

You ideally have minimum 7 years of experience in procurement as a category manager within a technical environment

You have very a strong knowledge in mechanical manufacturing process (welding, machining, ..) and you can dialogue on an equal footing with the R&D of the company and the supplier

You ideally have a good understanding in the field of electrical/electronic components, you are able to read a technical drawing

You are familiar with the Office suite and ERP, knowledge of Microsoft Axapta or IFS is a plus

You have excellent communication skills and are you able to build and maintain effective relationships of trust and credibility with internal stakeholders and suppliers

You are positive and optimistic, the customer satisfaction is your priority

You master the art of negotiation and you are a problem-solve

You are result-oriented, analytical and have a strong sense of responsibility

You have good team spirit and empathy

You have a perfect command of French and English.


The opportunity to integrate a company with an international dimension, which has always known how to keep its family character;

An exciting and innovative job in a dynamic team.

A salary up to your skills.

Interviews for this position will begin on 04 January 2021.

  • Placed on:Mon 21 December 2020
  • Location: Walloon Brabant

Profile Group

Chaussée de Nivelles 62
7181 Arquennes



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