Tactical Buyer

A financial administrative position where communication with internal stakeholders and suppliers is an important aspect. You manage purchases for a growing organization where quality is paramount.

A streamlined procurement policy

As the person responsible for procurement, you support colleagues in purchasing decisions, from selecting the relevant procedure to negotiations with suppliers, always in the context of the law on public procurement. You advise, devise strategies and ensure compliance with relevant regulation(s). You value regular and transparent communication with internal customers. Collaboration with our business is key.

Providing customer-friendly support

  • You pay close attention to each and every procurement file, analyse needs and provide support for market research or whenever people have questions.
  • You provide clear guidelines and their administrative follow-up.
  • You demonstrate your commitment by improving efficiency, optimising costs and adding value. You enjoy analysing detailed reports and help set priorities in our continuous improvement approach. You simplify processes with well-considered decisions.
  • You like to share your ideas and initiate carefully planned steps towards new long-term procurement strategies. Together with the CFO, you develop and implement a strategic procurement policy and anticipate financial challenges.
  • You demonstrate the correct preparation of specifications, contract documents and internal decision-making documents. You enrich your expertise by attending training courses. You also establish contacts with external experts for exchanging knowledge.

"Working in our context is nice. It is dynamic. A growing company. You have the chance to help shape our way of working", says Pieter-Jan. Pieter-Jan, R&D project controller (Finance).

This is what you bring along

  • Diploma and experience: You’ve obtained a Master or bachelor's degree. You know your own strengths from previous work experiences, during which you have already dealt with large procurement dossiers or tenders.
  • Structured and communicative: clear communication and a structured approach, these are things that you find important and with which you can certainly provide quality in this job.
  • Ambition for quality: You like the challenge of launching and following up on improvement processes to improve the management of each process. You enjoy working autonomously and like setting your own priorities.
  • Eagerness to learn and potential: You show potential when it comes to negotiation skills and people management. You are interested in learning more about public procurement legislation. Naturally, you are also a fan of supplier contacts and contract management.
  • Strong with texts and figures: You have the ability to read detailed texts critically and analyse them thoroughly, both in Dutch and in English. You are digitally strong, at least an expert user of MS Office applications. For strategic decisions, you are adept at reading and interpreting reports and figures.

What we offer

  • A competitive salary package;
  • A Collaborative work environment with emphasis on continuous improvement and innovation;
  • Enjoy professional growth with autonomy, get opportunities for training and professional development.

You mostly work from the base site of your choice : Kortrijk, Lommel or Leuven. Working from home is also possible regularly (weekly). You are willing to travel to our other sites on a monthly basis for consultation purposes. After all, you are part of a pleasant, close-knit finance team, where you take the lead in your domain, i.e. procurement. You can count on the support of an external colleague to get you started.

Join us, and you will find a motivating work environment with short lines of communication. a great workplace in a growing, dynamic company with a diverse audience of international researchers.

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Location: Kortrijk, Lommel or Leuven


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