Buyer Standard Parts @ Vyncke – Harelbeke

Client description

VYNCKE is a 4th generation family business, founded in 1912 by Louis Vyncke. With roots in Flanders, today this global business is organized locally with over 370 Vynckeneers spread across 9 settlements. Today we have over 4,300 references worldwide.

The Vynckeneers engineer and build industrial energy plants that convert biomass and industrial waste into clean energy. The thermal energy ranges from 1-100 MWth and electrical power from 1-20 MWe. The energy created either comes individually or in any combination of steam, hot water, thermal oil and hot gas… with or without electrical power generation.

In terms of growth, we are looking to expand the procurement team with a project buyer.

Job description

The Buyer Standard Parts focuses on the procurement of standard components for our projects and our customer service activities. You are the critical link between warehouse, business and suppliers. Your mission is to assure all repetitive purchases are available on time, meet the prescribed technical specs and are executed at the most optimal commercial conditions. You will have various daily contacts with suppliers, colleagues in warehouse & logistics and project buyers in the different VYNCKE settlements.

Your key tasks areas are:

  • You support the presales process by providing up to date prices, technical specs & supplier information.
  • You pro-actively plan standard part needs based on incoming contracts, the warehouse strategy and company year plan. You keep track of stock movements, determine safety stocks and take action where needed.
  • You master the purchasing process for the standard parts. You define the purchasing priorities, you gather cross-functional input and you propose a shortlist of suppliers. Finally, you negotiate contractual conditions, quality levels, frameworks contracts, year agreements and prices.
  • You assure all supplier & product information is always at hand in our ERP. All article specifications must be transparent and up to date.
  • You handle supplier complaints and evaluate suppliers on service and quality of the parts.
  • You follow trends and price evolutions and develop and maintain a global supplier’s network with the best conditions, delivery terms and quality.


  • You have obtained a degree in (bio-)engineering and have preferably 5 years of experience in purchasing technical goods, complex components and/or services. Experience in building and maintaining relationships at an international level is a strong asset.
  • You combine strong analytical and numerical reasoning skills with project thinking and a service mindset.
  • Your pro-activity, decisiveness and eye for structural improvements characterize you.
  • You are willing to travel up to 10% of your time.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English.


VYNCKE represents a strong corporate culture based on a sense of joy and valuable tasks.  As a new member of the family of Vynckeneers, you get opportunities for further development and tackling challenges. We offer you a job secure environment and a decent remuneration package.


 Nick Vermeulen | | 0032 491 13 35 79