Purchasing Manager

Date: May 15, 2023

Location: Mortsel, BE

Company: AGFA

As a Purchasing manager, you will be responsible for the supplier selection and management for products and services that improve our company's product cost position and increase our profitability.

In this position you will work closely with key stakeholders. You will build effective cross functional working relationships on site and be a member of an international team, in which you cooperate and work closely together via virtual communication.  You will report to the Head of Global Purchasing DR and Process Office.




  • You manage supplier relationship, quality, and delivery within the global sourcing policies for components and OEM (original equipment manufacturer) products, regional and global, as defined
  • You focus on maximizing the transactional cost reduction through supplier management (reliable suppliers in terms of financial position, quality and service delivered within stable or reduced price for the goods) and spend management.  You optimize supply flows to the own and 3rd party production facilities
  • You actively participate in global, virtual teams to realize cross functional improvement programs
  • You become a change management and project management leader towards your stakeholders
  • You analyze and synthesize data
  • You report on your findings and suggest solutions
  • You collaborate with coworkers and teams to implement improvements
  • You evaluate the effectiveness of implemented changes and processes


Specific job content


  • You are responsible for the sourcing of new supplier for new products & services
  • You manage the supplier selection process, in cooperation with technical, legal and QARA (Quality assurance and Regulatory Affairs) teams
  • You drive contract negotiations, set up the necessary agreements and take care of sound governance
  • You participate in the design to cost process; focus on monitor progress, compliance with schedules, pilot action plans for risk management
  • You evaluate suppliers on performance, you manage escalations and suggest corrective actions, and this to regulatory requirements
  • In collaboration with suppliers and other departments you constantly seek ways to improve products and services purchased in terms of cost, quality, and service
  • You act as a catalyst by facilitating open and effective communication with all stakeholders in the organization about the consequences of the sourcing strategy and the price/market development
  • You actively contribute to continuous improvement for Purchasing
  • You work with stakeholders and external sources to mine data, develop analytics tools, and report back on your findings and solutions




  • You have a master’s degree in engineering or industrial sciences in the field of mechanics or electro-mechanics or equivalent through experience
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in Purchasing
  • You have a good understanding of statistics and databases
  • You are an expert in problem-solving and you have good analytical skills
  • You have good interpersonal skills
  • You are eager in achieving results and willing to lead change
  • You have a continuous learning attitude (tools, processes...)
  • You can work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • You have strong negotiation skills
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You have a solid knowledge of German and English. Any other language is an asset


What we offer now and in the future


  • A dynamic global organisation with a history of innovation and strong product portfolio.
  • A challenging environment combined with a supportive management structure.
  • Career development and growth.
  • A competitive salary and benefit package.
  • A friendly work environment surrounded by dedicated and professional colleagues.




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