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Procurement Specialist

What will you do?

  • Support tactical sourcing (ad-hoc sourcing, spot purchasing) as necessary
  • Perform basic cost and scenario analysis to analyse supplier bids to award business in line with the established SLAs
  • Conduct tenders and negotiate terms and conditions
  • Support the resolution of product issues with the supplier and contribute to the returns process
  • Process the supplier creation forms
  • Maintain alignment/clear communication with Product Management and Specialized Customer Sales teams
  • Work Experience

    How will you get here?


  • Bachelor’s in business, engineering, chemistry, or technical oriented field
  • Chemistry or chemical manufacturing experience preferred
  • 3- 5 years of experience in a procurement / sourcing function
  • High level of English language competency (verbal and written) is a must, Dutch language knowledge is a big plus
  • Experience:

  • Knowledge of sourcing strategy, supplier management and negotiations
  • Expertise in procurement spend, sourcing, supplier, and contract management systems (i.e. e-sourcing, spend analytics, ERP - enterprise resource planning) preferred
  • Strong project management skills, including stakeholder, timeline, and meeting management skills
  • Excellent teamwork, collaboration skills, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify root causes and corrective actions
  • Able to build relationships, influence others, and work effectively with colleagues across multiple locations
  • Able to build relationships, influence others, and collaborate effectively with colleagues across multiple locations
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills – written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Expertise in using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of global chemicals preferred
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Intensity, Integrity, Innovation, Involvement
  • Put the customer first, own your results, and find a better way every day
  • Desire to grow and develop as a sourcing specialist and develop category expertise
  • Thrive in an entrepreneurial environment, self-starter who looks for ways to improve existing processes
  • Customer-centric, innovative thinker with a drive to continually improve processes and ways of working
  • Independent worker with ability to track and manage own deadlines
  • Ability to gather, interpret and analyse data to inform sourcing decisions
  • Procurement Specialist

    Thermo Fisher Scientific, Geel
    Contract type: 
    Procurement, Procurement Consultant
    Degree level: