Commodity Buyer @ 3D Systems – Leuven

Client description

3D Systems Belgium, formerly LayerWise, is a dynamic and leading enterprise, specialized in 3D Printing of metal components. 3D Systems Belgium is part of the international company 3D Systems. 3D Systems is a renowned developer of 3D-printers and a contract manufacturer of 3D printed parts. The synergy of both activities makes us a strong innovation partner for customers in the industrial and healthcare sector.
We believe in a culture of open communication, supporting each other and the value of trust & respect for the individual.

To reinforce their procurement team, 3D systems is looking for a commodity buyer.

Job description

As a team member of the Metals Procurement organization, the commodity buyer will be responsible for procuring components to build our 3DS machines, metal powder and spare parts. He/she will work with assigned suppliers to meet quality, on-time delivery and price requirements, thereby taking initiatives for continuous improvement.

  • Enable revenue through assurance of supply parts availability through timely issuance of purchase orders and active follow up; use KPI’s to analyze, drive corrective actions and regular reporting out
  • Measure supplier performance and work with suppliers to resolve quality and quantity discrepancies
  • Evaluate criticalities and take mitigating actions e.g., risk buys
  • Systems maintenance
  • Accurate information and parameter setting in the installed ERP system
  • Manage operational excellence and balance with inventory optimization
  • Select suppliers in alignment with commodity strategies, validated components, and capacity
  • Work towards achievement of the targeted cost through negotiating; motivate suppliers to come with value added/value engineering opportunities
  • Actively focus on  risk mitigation & supply chain optimization (+data management).


  • Minimum 5 years of proven procurement experience
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or Supply Chain
  • Advanced experience with MS Office is required; knowledge of Oracle is a plus
  • Hands on (dynamic/flexible), well organized, structured, speed of execution, critical, taking initiatives
  • Strong verbal and formal communication & influencing skills, assertive to build network with internal stakeholders
  • Proactive problem solver with team oriented mindset.
  • Mature, dynamic & talkative. Knows how to read an audience and act towards it.


  • You will have your place at a fast growing global company with exciting 3D-technology.
  • You will be handed daily new challenges in a young and dynamic environment. Never a dull day!
  • You will be offered a competitive salary topped with fringe benefits.
  • You get a role that will put you in the driver seat to change and help grow the company.


 Nick Vermeulen | | 0032 491 13 35 79