Technical Buyer @ SMAPPEE – Harelbeke

Client description

Smappee is an award-winning Global Specialist in Energy Savings that offers their customers the tools to put Energy Costs under control with the next generation of smart Energy management.

Smappee’s future-proof Energy management uses State-of-the-art technology to visualize your energy consumption on a per circuit basis, understand your power quality and integrate the data into your building management system. The system not only provides a large amount of highly valuable, actionable data but also allows IoT enabled control. Smappee is the perfect match for Energy Reduction and Conservation projects.

The company is headquartered in a new energy neutral cleantech hub ‘Snowball’ in Belgium. Smappee has a local representation in the US and in Australia, the Middle East, the UK and South Africa to service key markets locally.

Job description

  • You have a ‘green hart’ and you believe in renewable energy.
  • You manage the buying process for a given set of goods, materials and services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets.
  • You prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organizational targets and requirements.
  • You apply sourcing policy, interface between supplier and entity with respect to specifications and budgets.
  • You manage problems and schedule changes, and you ensure these changes are reflected within the ERP-systems (ODOO).
  • You contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues.
  • You research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible.
  • You research and evaluate existing and new suppliers.
  • You explore alternate sources for goods and materials. (packaging, cabling, casing, chips, …)
    You ensure a continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations.
  • You monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers.
  • You will closely work together with 2 purchasing colleagues (1 for operational & non-technical purchase & 1 for logistics & warehousing) – you will report to the R&D-manager.
  • You build bridges between SMAPPEE & local ‘maatwerkbedrijven’ to optimize production.


  • You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree and have proven purchasing experience, preferably within a technical or manufacturing environment.
  • You have strong technical knowledge and understanding of business processes, components, and supply chain management.
  • You are highly skilled at building and maintaining effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers.
  • You have a developed a strong knowledge of relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts.
  • You can express yourself fluently in Dutch and English.
  • You have good knowledge of ERP programs and strong computer skills, including advanced Excel skills
  • You feel good in a flexible environment where you get the opportunity to work independently.
  • You show a good feel for electronics and possess the urge to want to keep on developing yourself
  • You have a ‘green hart’ and you believe in renewable energy.
  • You are adaptable, open, direct, dynamic, action oriented and talkative.


  • You will work in a horizontal structure with colleagues with a start-up mentality.
  • So, not 9-to-5 but a good work-life balance: limited commuting due to the ideal location along the E17, flexible working hours and lots of teambuilding activities.
  • You will be offered a remuneration according to experience, completed with extra-legal benefits such as meal vouchers, eco vouchers, health insurance, group insurance and holidays supplemented with ADV days.
  • You will be working in a brand new, high-tech building with ample parking space, bicycle storage, electric car chargers, fitness and its own restaurant.
  • You will land a job where you can truly contribute to a better planet! Ecology & innovation!
  • You will be part of a strong performing and fast growing company (currently 50p) – with short communication lines & room for input/initiative.
  • Variation & multitude of challenges are a given.


 Nick Vermeulen | | 0032 491 13 35 79