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Senior Buyer Indirect goods

Posted On:  10-Aug-2019
Job Category:  Finance & Procurement

At Terumo, we enhance lifesaving medical technologies for the benefit of society. Are you eager to contribute to people's health and patients' wellbeing? We'll challenge you to become a master in your field of expertise. You can invest your talents in balance with your personal aspirations - live and work in harmony. Built on our Japanese origins; we are driven by respect, ownership and continuous improvement. It is at the heart of everything we do. This is how we make a difference in the lives of patients, customers and associates.

Department Info

The procurement team in the Terumo EMEA HQ in Belgium supports the full EMEA organisation with Procurement projects regarding Direct and Indirect goods & services, raw materials and technical purchasing.

Job Summary

The Senior Buyer is part of the Purchasing and Procurement department. He or she will support EDC Genk on purchasing matters and will run projects in the area of indirect spend, reporting directly to the EMEA P&P Manager for these tasks.

Job Responsibilities
  • You manage the centralization of the purchasing & procurement activities, for the dedicated spend categories on direct (EDC Genk) as well as indirect purchasing and procurement (travel, fleet, and other OPEX related spend groups).
  • You act as the main point of contact for the organisation and the suppliers and have full ownership and control over the P2P process.
  • You co-develop and implement the Sourcing Strategies and Plans for the dedicated spend categories
  • You manage the RFI / RFP process, commercial negotiations and contract negotiations for the suppliers, belonging to your dedicated spend categories.
  • You maintain close and active contact both with your suppliers as well as internal stakeholders, to guarantee that the most suitable and competitive deal is closed.
  • You install SLA’s and KPI’s where relevant.
  • You run cost saving and improvement projects in close cooperation with internal stakeholders, taking into account their short and long term needs.
  • You install a preferred supplier list where applicable.
  • You support the budget process for the dedicated spend categories.
Profile Description
  • You have a BA or MA in economics, engineering or business administration, with a strong interest in the medical and pharmaceutical industry
  • You have at least 7 years of experience in a purchasing function as a (senior) buyer, in an international environment
  • You possess strong analytical skills and strategic insight
  • You are an excellent negotiator, creative thinker and problem solver
  • You have strong organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills, and are able to leadprojects in a multi-stakeholder environment
  • You are able to convince others and to develop networks internally and externally
  • You attitude is hands-on, proactive and result-oriented
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English, both spoken and written. French and German are an asset.

  • You are a skilled user of Microsoft Office and have extensive knowledge of SAP

  • You have an international mindset and are willing to travel.

  • An exciting position as Senior Buyer in an international medical devices company which will allow you to further develop your skills in indirect purchasing.
  • A market-based salary with extra benefits.
Contact Person

Jan Swinnen | Are you interested in this position? Please send us your CV and motivation letter (in English). We look forward to hearing from you.

Terumo Europe is a core player in the EMEA healthcare market. We are a strong actor of the Terumo Corporation (Japan), producing, distributing, marketing and selling a vast range of medical devices. Terumo Europe EMEA headquarters and production facilities are located in Leuven (Belgium) with sales and marketing offices across the EMEA region.

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