CAPEX Buyer – Gent

Locatie: Gent
Type: Permanent
Sector: Food & Beverage

Client description

Our client is a European food group that manufactures and sells high-quality food products. The Group is present in 12 European countries with 5,000 employees and represents a turnover of ca 1,4 billion euro. Their headquarters are located in Ghent, Belgium.

You will get all the chances to grow within a people oriented and value driven environment, where cooperation, respect and ambition are key. You will be part of an international company having a dynamic, driven, ambitious and collegial atmosphere. They believe a more organic, flexible culture leads to a healthier work-life balance, motivates employees and ensures that they can work well together towards even better outcomes.

You will participate is a culture built on thrust, empowerment, self-management and shared leadership, a culture where they all share the same sense of responsibility to getting the job done.

To strengthen their procurement team at HQ (Ghent), they are currently looking for an enthusiastic capex buyer.


Job description

As Buyer Capex, you are responsible to manage your spend: develop a purchasing strategy and group contracts for your categories. Together with your internal stakeholders, you will build a project planning to realize improvement targets for goods and services in collaboration with your Purchasing Manager Indirect Spend: optimization of specifications, value creation, process and flow improvements, innovation, …

  • Develop and implement a purchasing strategy for your categories of goods and services.
  • Apply strategic sourcing process to negotiate, write and implement group contracts.
  • Build Supplier Relationship Management for your key suppliers.
  • Assure contract management, roll-out and follow-up.
  • Build cross-functional teams to understand the stakeholder’s requirements and opportunities for improvement and standardization within the group.
  • Develop strong stakeholders’ relationships to assure a good collaboration and effective roll-out and build bridges between your diverse internal stakeholders.
  • Identify opportunities and make a project timing to achieve KPI’s and value creation based on spend analysis and priorities with your stakeholders and your manager.
  • Reporting and follow-up of KPI’s.
  • Play an active role in the development and the roll-out of digitalization of procurement within the group.
  • Act as a center of expertise of professional purchasing for your categories within the group.
  • Report to the Purchasing Manager Indirect Spend.


  • You hold a Master degree (Economics, Engineering, Business Engineer, etc.) combined with several years of relevant experience in purchasing and/or project management.
  • Above all you are ambitious, energetic, driven and open to receive and give challenges. Your drive and enthusiasm will motivate you to go the extra mile in engaging others.
  • You have strong negotiation skills and you are able to create trustful relations.
  • Your excellent communication and persuasion skills enable you to motivate, drive and engage your internal (engineering, production,…) and external stakeholders.
  • You have a well-developed analytical, conceptual and synthetic mindset. At the same time, you are pragmatic, problem-solving and looking for initiative.
  • You are proactive and stress-resistant.
  • You are able to work together on major projects and you like to take ownership.
  • You are a well-structured and have strong organizational and project management skills.
  • You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal, in English and French/Dutch.
  • You are willing to travel 10% of your time (short trips and fairs).


We offer you challenging work with a great purpose in an international company having a dynamic, driven and ambitious culture and a collegial atmosphere. With headquarters based in Belgium, you will have a real impact on the business. You will get all chances to grow within a people oriented and value driven environment, where cooperation, respect and ambition are key. You will receive an attractive salary and will enjoy all fitting extralegal advantages.


 Nick Vermeulen | | 0032 491 13 35 79


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