Ahlers is an international logistics company with headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. We provide state-of-the-art logistics support in sustainable supply chain management, warehousing, projects, and machinery logistics, secured transport, trade logistics, after-sales services, and data analytics.
Procurement Manager is responsible for developing, setting and maintaining direct procurement procedures with focus on cost efficiency.
ownership of Transport Cost Optimization Project (COGS);
implementing, updating, and adhering to category strategy and internal procurement procedures;
timely conducting extensive market and supply base research;
developing and maintaining a list of suppliers incl. defining key metrics (parameters) for supplier selection;
reviewing and checking existing contracts (incl. capability, price and quality level, etc.);
managing procurement projects across a variety of geographies, divisions and functions;
developing and executing procurement strategies that maximize opportunities to leverage spend, improve quality, optimize cost, reduce risk, etc.;
perform value chain analyses and fully understand E2E SC;
conducting tender procedures, receiving commercial offers;
conducting commercial assessment;
deciding on supplier selection based on key metrics;
negotiating contract terms, signing agreements, addendums;
performing plan/fact analysis, maintaining statistics.
bachelor’s degree (i.e. Procurement, Supply Chain, Business, Economics, Finances or similar);
minimum 2 years relevant experience;
strong knowledge of best practice procurement and supplier management techniques;
experience in Transport/ SC operations in a procurement role;
proven capability in change management projects;
knowledge and experience of LEAN processes would be an advantage;
strong interpersonal and customer service skills;
project Management experience and skills;
strong negotiation skills;
excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
knowledge of Russian, Polish, Dutch Language would be an advantage.
€2463 - 4132 (bruto).