Category Buyer indirect material
Seasoned procurement professional for non-it services and other indirect
What you will do
As category buyer you will join the purchasing team and be responsible for the
preparation, execution and follow up of indirect purchases i.e. non it
services amongst which transport and logistics, MRO, HR and travel.
More specifically, you will:
Review the needs of your internal customers in an assertive way and get a
clear view on the specifics of the sourcing need;
Initiate RFS's and follow them through;
Compare different offers and proposals together with your internal
customers, taking into account cost, quality, sustainability and
deliverability, always in line with the category plans and your internal
Negotiate with supplier and partners to get the best possible conditions
and bring win-win solutions;
Translate the terms into strong formal contracts, together with Legal,
privacy, IT security and export control;
Introduce changes and optimizations in the organization and the
Be the Single Point of Contact for your internal customers for all matters
What we do for you
We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world's premier research
centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your
talent, passion and expertise, you'll become part of a team that makes the
impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the
society of tomorrow.
We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open,
multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to
take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding
you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions.
Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your
development to further your technical and personal growth.
We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its
field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a
market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits.
Who you are
We are looking for a candidate with a master degree or equivalent by
experience who has procurement experience..
We appreciate your strong communication and negotiation skills.
You are result-oriented and believe our credo “under promise and
You are a natural team player, self-starter and take the initiative
Together with your procurement colleagues you invest in the growth of the
team and its positioning within imec./
We need a colleague with a flexible mindset who is open to changes.
We hope you can analyse complex situations and act in an efficient way.
We are looking for a colleague who sees things on the bright side.
A good knowledge and understanding of English is a must, knowledge of
Dutch is a plus.