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Procurement Manager Europe – BekaertDeslee (Closed)

Sectors: Textile
Functions: Procurement Manager
Locations: Waregem


BekaertDeslee is the world’s leading specialist in the development and manufacturing of woven and knitted mattress textiles. They employ more than 2700 people, are located at 26 locations worldwide and have a turnover of + 350 mio €. The headquarters is located in Belgium (Waregem).

For the European business unit they are currently looking for a Procurement Manager. In this role you work together with the regional European colleagues to ensure the procurement, sourcing and ordering of the local categories at the best possible conditions. You ensure a correct implementation of our CPT category strategies and processes. You are the interface between Europe and the Group.

Key responsibilities

  • You are responsible for procurement of local categories
  • You develop and implement procurement strategies
  • You negotiate contracts and SLA’s to assure right quality
  • You have a good knowledge of market and you follow new trends. You estimate and mitigate potential supply chain risk
  • You handle order management
  • You evaluate supplier performance and you build strong relationships. You continuously source alternative vendors to chase for the best possible conditions
  • You develop and execute contingency plans for risk management
  • You continuously improve local procurement performance
  • You act as interface between Europe and group category managers. You inform category managers of business opportunities and you support CPT contract implementation by sharing local knowledge. You cooperate with all stakeholders
  • You drive compliance and assure correct implementation of CPT category strategies in your business unit. You work in close co-operation with Group Procurement Excellence Manager
  • You manage and coach your team towards the best possible results
  • You will report to European Supply Chain Director


  • You have a master degree or equivalent through experience
  • You have at least 5 your experience in a procurement role in industrial environment
  • Experience with supply chain management
  • Strong analytical skills and you embrace fact-bases decision making
  • You are a born negotiator with strong business sense
  • You have excellent communication and project management skills
  • Flexible, stress-resistant, result driven and hands-on mentality
  • Fluent in English
  • Willingness to travel

Our offer

  • We offer you a job in a fast growing international organization where entrepreneurship and creativity are valued
  • You will receive a salary package according to your experience topped with fringe benefits
  • We offer the possibility to further expand your skills in a very dynamic team


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

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