Senior Sourcing Specialist
( Belgium ) is searching a Senior Sourcing Specialist Benelux for a customer in FMCG in Belgium !

Are you one of the new Senior Sourcing Specialists for Raw materials and NPR ?
A challenging opportunity within a world-leading company to develop their Global procurement sourcing activities to a world class procurement and supply chain organisation. Our client is a major player in FMCG and a key supplier in the global food industry, ranked as one of the leaders in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

Help our client in becoming a worldclass sourcing organization
The sourcing budget of our client amounts to billions of euros annually and they are currently focused on optimizing their procurement and supply chain strategy. This position therefore represents an outstanding opportunity for a senior professional to implement and develop knowledge and techniques necessary to achieve the highest standards in global purchasing and supply chain. You will co-operate with other expert and senior professionals within the team, work within a multinational environment and help to drive the success of our client in the fmcg industry.

Master a complex Sourcing process
High level sourcing involves careful and sophisticated analysis, reporting and planning and excellent intercultural and negotiation skills. As a senior sourcing specialist, you must therefore be able to gather pro-actively sourcing data with regard to specific functional or geographical activities, working closely with colleagues within Sourcing, Supply Chain and relevant Business Units. This analysis will lead to detailed reports, followed by recommendations how you will improve the procurement and supply chain processes. You will be involved in the implementation of new strategies and processes, source and negociate raw materials and NPR on a global level, while monitoring and benchmarking the performance of suppliers. Our client is committed to the personal and professional growth of all its employees. As such, they will help you to further develop your senior skills and knowledge in both procurement as supply chain.

Candidate profile
Applicants for this role will ideally have a university or mba degree in procurement or supply chain and five to ten years of work experience within a world class procurement organization. Affinity with, or experience in the fmcg industry is an advantage and knowledge on implementation of lean strategies appreciated. You will also possess a high level of written and verbal ability in order to communicate data and recommendations in compelling presentations. Your personal integrity and ethical/moral standards are impeccable.

Key accountabilities:
Proactively source, identify & deliver savings,
Improve procurement and supply chain operations in line with set targets;
Support the management and engagement of suppliers where efficiency improvement opportunities exist and/or changes are required;
Engage with Global Procurement teams and local country teams to support/implement generic (service) agreements;
Undertake selected vendor management activities and manage contract processes;
Supplier negotiations on world class level;
Engage with internal customers and external suppliers within the portfolio;
Identify, build and maintain effective key stakeholder relationships both internally and externally;
Excellent English oral and written communication skills;
Proven track record of leading and delivering successful projects.

Salary indication:
Depending on education and experience between 70.000 - 84.000,00 euros anual, exclusive excellent bonus and secondary benefits.

Interested in the position of Senior Sourcing Specialist ?
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