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Procurement & Demand Manager – Powerdale (Open)

Sectors: Energy IT
Functions: Procurement & Demand Manager
Locations: Brussel

Role purpose

The Procurement & Demand Manager plays a key role in the centralization of Procurement and the Demand & Supply.

Within the Procurement function he/she will manage the company’s supply of products and services. The Procurement Manager responsibilities include strategizing to find cost-effective deals and suppliers.

As Demand Manager he/she manages the organization’s forecast planning function using inventory levels, production speed, and product demand to estimate and allocate output.


  • To strengthen Supply Chain organisation to meet objective of customer delight.
  • To implement continuous & sustainable improvement within Procurement & in Demand Management

Key responsibilities

  • Reporting to Head of Supply Chain and Production
  • Devising and using fruitful procurement and sourcing strategies
  • Discovering profitable suppliers and initiate procurement partnerships
  • Negotiating with external vendors to secure advantageous terms
  • Develop and maintain Demand & Supply availability plans for all products (SKU’s) built and assembled
  • Prioritize and allocate production based on supply chain deficits, product demand and sales forecasts
  • Review actual production vs production plan and initiate appropriate, corrective actions
  • Identify demand forecast risks and develop effective mitigation plans
  • Drive SOIP monthly demand review meetings with recommended changes to forecast
  • Drive resolution of significant variation between actual order rates and demand plan
  • Drive delivery performance by understanding key supply (manufacturing and supplier) issues and drive actions to address each of them
  • Drive continuous improvement plans where necessary, liaise with pertinent support organizations; internal and/or external stakeholders to finetune and develop business processes where required, streamline operations and tools

Proactively troubleshoot cost, quality and delivery concerns:

  • Produce regular reports on purchase commitments, costs and Supply Chain KPI’s
  • Regularly communicate status of shipments/backlog/supply commitments versus business commitments for current month, current quarter and projection for longer term
  • Serve as contact person for escalation of demand-supply related issues


  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills (both verbal & writing NL/FR/EN) with ability to build relationships at all levels
  • Ability to work well under pressure in team environment
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Quickly adaptable to changing processes and requirements
  • Self-starter with ability to work in fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Experience with and thorough understanding of key factors that drive business value and impact
  • Strong background and knowledge with Procurements of electronics is a high plus
  • Strong background and knowledge around key planning and supply chain tools and systems (Forecasting, Demand Management, Planning, inventory management tools, MRP/DRP, etc)
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Logistics or units earned as added advantage
  • Minimum 3-5 years Managerial experience in a similar role
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office (Excel) and ERP systems


Please send your application and/or CV to Annemie Schuermans: (+32 471 42 63 23)

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