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Buyer (m/f)

Date: Mar 14, 2017

Location: Valenciennes, FR

Buyer (m/f)-TGPR-FRCP01222945



Crespin, France

Purpose of the role:

Ensure parts availability through the production process while maintaining overall cost (and inventory, depending on allocation) at the lowest level and highest quality. Maintain daily contact with suppliers.

The difference to the buyer role lies in the increased complexity due to technical aspects of parts in scope & commercial context, market conditions and other factors. Tendency to participate in initial project phase or in buying completely new material and evaluating risks.

Need to take the full BT Procurement network into account and leverage BT’s market position.

Key responsibilities:

1. Manage purchase contracts for projects & operation within scope

• Ensure material delivery

• Analyse and monitor parts to ensure coverage to meet production schedule

• Define purchasing strategy jointly with Operations with regard to on-time-delivery

• Collaborate with other functions to ensure project success by representing Supply Management at meetings and work autonomously to resolve problems

• Assessing risk in the supply and align with Procurement Project Manager on acceptable level of risk of the project and take it into consideration for the commercial negotiation with the supplier

2. Develop supplier ‘best in class’ performance

• Maintain fluent relationship with suppliers

• Expedite suppliers to ensure delivery of purchase parts on time

• Negotiate with suppliers and issue purchase orders or entire frame contract for dedicated projects

• Administer terms and conditions with suppliers

• Design new supplier practices from pure material delivery to extended services, like inventory management, logistics, mounting


• Major in Engineering or Commerce
• 2-3 years relevant experience, in an industrial environment
• Ability to work efficiently in a challenging, evolving environment
• Results oriented, resilient, pragmatic
• Excellent communication skills and diplomacy, being able to convince and influence the stakeholders
• Knowledge in SAP et Excel
• Languages: French and English advanced, Dutch or German are a plus

Job: Buyer
Primary Location: FR-NPC-Crespin
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

Job Posting:
27.03.2017, 6:39:24 AM

Unposting Date
10.04.2017, 3:59:00 PM

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