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Strategic Buyer Logistics – Vynova (Open)

Sectors: Chemicals
Functions: Strategic Buyer Logistics
Locations: Tessenderlo


Vynova is a leading European manufacturer of chlor-alkali products and PVC resins. With production sites in five countries and more than 1,275 committed employees, we generated annual sales of 1.8 billion euros in 2022. Although they are a young company, they can build upon decades of experience operating under the umbrella of major international chemical companies. At Vynova, they foster a respectful, rewarding work environment and promote a culture of continuous improvement and personal development.

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Role purpose

As their Strategic Buyer Logistics, you’ll play a pivotal role in enhancing our procurement activities related to transport and logistics.

You will optimize their supply chains and ensure seamless logistics operations. In doing so, you will be working across several functions and serve as the link between Supply Chain and external suppliers.

Key responsibilities

  • Crafting and implementing procurement strategies for their logistical suppliers, leveraging market insights and identifying opportunities to enhance internal processes
  • Building strong relationships, both internally and with suppliers
  • Negotiating to improve processes and create cost efficiencies
  • Managing supplier relationships, certification programs, and tracking key performance indicators to ensure service level improvements
  • Leading or participating in cross-functional teams to address logistical challenges and contingency planning
  • Reporting directly to the VP Supply Chain, you’ll be at the forefront of driving strategic initiatives and shape their supply chain landscape.


  • You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics or Economics
  • You have at minimum of 5 years of experience as a buyer in logistics and transportation with expertise in road and rail transportation. (maritime experience is a plus)
  • You have proficiency in strategic sourcing, contracting, and supplier relationship management
  • You have excellent communication and (international) stakeholder management skills
  • You are stress- resistant and have strong planning and organizational skills
  • You are a self-starter who can manage projects. Six Sigma certification is a plus
  • You develop a strong business understanding
  • You have strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • You work fluently with MS Office and have knowledge of ERP system (preferably SAP)
  • Proficiency in English and an eagerness to learn Dutch is necessary. Knowledge of French and German is a plus
  • You are willing to work regularly in their Tessenderlo site and to travel to their sites and transport partners occasionally (10%)

Our offer

  • A dynamic work environment with plenty of room to take initiative
  • Various learning and development opportunities
  • An attractive salary and benefits package


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

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