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Group buyer

About the role

Location: Belgium - Kallo, Belgium - Antwerp, Belgium - Beringen

Hours: Full-time

Type of Contract: Permanent


Join our dynamic Procurement team!



Does cost effectiveness say anything to you?  Do you want to be the key person in the local supply of services for production sites and/or projects? Do you want to be the interface between sourcing and the stakeholders on site, assuring the right service level?  Do you like to connect and travel to our 3 Belgian production sites: Beringen, Zwijndrecht and Kallo? Then this challenge might be something for you....

Working from your base location Beringen, Kallo or Zwijndrecht, this is a grasp of your main responsibilities:

 * tender, negotiate and re-negotiate new and existing contracts to buy material and services that are needed on our production sites (Kallo, Beringen and Zwijndrecht) or material and services that are needed for special projects
 * look out for standardization and consolidation potential within our supplier landscape (across all three locations) and drive/initiate simplification
 * make sure that you maintain all these local contracts, purchase orders and master data in respective IT-systems
 * assure timely communication about market information, supplier production process knowledge, supplier performance, etc. to relevant stakeholders & sourcing organisation
 * follow-up supplier quality and delivery performance and participate in supplier development programmes
 * ensure compliance to the group commodity strategies/established group contracts as well as to the defined procurement processes & procedures


About you

This new challenge might be for you, if you:
 * own a bachelor diploma with a chemical background and a solid understanding of economical basics
 * can bring a minimum of 3-5 years of procurement experience with you, preferably in a process industry
 * are familiar with SAP, Ariba or any other procurement tools
 * master English and Dutch on a professional level, any other profound language knowledge is an asset


On top of that you:
 * excel in stakeholder management (build up thrust and maintain relationships)
 * can stand your ground, listen to but also challenge your stakeholders
 * are in the possession of strong negotiation skills
 * have integrity, flexibility and cultural awareness on your personality list
 * also have the ability to positively convince & motivate others

About Borealis and our offer

For this full time/permanent contract, we will offer you a competitive salary as well as other attractive local benefits. The home base location for this role is Borealis Kallo, Zwijndrecht or Beringen, but travel to the 3 production locations is required.

We are here for you!

If you have any questions, please contact Joke Tielens, via e-mail joke.tielens@borealisgroup.com. If you have questions regarding the content and expectations towards this role, please contact Henrik Olsson via e-mail henrik.olsson@borealisgroup.com

Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.  Please make sure both CV and motivational letter are in English.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


Borealis believes businesses can only grow sustainably in a healthy environment and stable society. Borealis’ commitment to sustainability and to creating value for society is firmly anchored in its vision of Value Creation Through Innovation. The company’s products and solutions have a positive impact on society, by addressing challenges such as climate change, access to energy, water, food and healthcare. If you want to Keep Discovering, visit careers.borealisgroup.com or www.borealisgroup.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

We go beyond boundaries. Together.


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