Buyer & Process Specialist @ Recticel – Wevelgem

Client description

Recticel is a Belgian industrial group with a strong European dimension, but also with operations in Asia, Africa and the United States. End-2021, Recticel (including discontinued activities) employed 5,145 people in 53 establishments in 21 countries.

Recticel contributes to daily comfort with an extensive range of polyurethane foam products for industrial and domestic applications, with high performance thermal insulation solutions for the construction industry and with mattresses and slat bases of top brands. Overall focus in put on industry-leading, customized solutions with a firm basis in sustainable innovation.

In this respect, Recticel strives to provide sustainable answers to societal challenges, including climate protection and conservation of resources.

Recticel Engineered Foams offers a wide and unique range of foams and systems, spanning industrial, automotive and comfort applications.


Job description  

  • You work with different stakeholders in multiple Recticel sites and you will be responsible for some purchasing areas. (France + Belgium)
  • Preparing supply planning for the purchase of goods and services (indirect spend) in order to optimize TCO in accordance with the general guidelines of the purchaser.
  • Proposing & implementing improvements for (i) the operating mode, process and the optimization of the TCO of the purchased items in your perimeter.
  • Supporting and leading multiple implementation projects concerning procurement activities (e.g. ERP, e-Procurement, SRM & VMS).
  • Creating and optimizing reports linked to cost savings, spend analysis, request distribution, supplier feedback and supplier performance evaluation for all Recticel sites.
  • Taking the lead in procurement performance and support the procurement team with the reporting linked to policies, KPI’s, performance, …
  • You will report directly to the procurement manager.


  • You have a bachelor degree, preferably in procurement/supply chain (or similar educational level completed by larger experience on procurement/supply chain positions and continuous training).
  • You can rely upon relevant work experience in the field of procurement and/or supply chain.
  • Your analytical skills, including root cause analysis, are very strong.
  • You are an excellent communicator with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels. You dare to stand up for your opinion.
  • You have a ‘go beyond’ mindset, you are driven to continually improvements and you’ll never stop seeking opportunities to increase value.
  • You have a very good knowledge of MS Office, in particular advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • You also have a very good knowledge and experience of ERP systems (e.g. SAP).
  • You are fluent in English. Knowledge of Dutch and/or French is a plus.
  • You are solution minded an are not scared to take initiative.


  • You will be given a role where you take up on a lot of responsibility, work in an autonomous way and learn/grow at a very high pace.
  • You will be lucky to work in a fast moving and changing environment with major growth ambitions.
  • You will be part of an incredibly smart and dynamic team while enjoying a very positive working atmosphere.
  • You will be rewarded correctly.


 Nick Vermeulen | | 0032 491 13 35 79