Procurement Specialist Materials

Our client is an innovative biotech company, based in the region of Kontich/Mechelen, which focuses on creating diagnostics solutions for the improvement of clinical practices.

Because of their rapid growth, together with Barrett and Young, they are looking for a Procurement Specialist Materials.


  • Analysing and improving procurement processes together with different internal teams and the sourcing manager;
  • Create new strategies regarding material categories and implement the plans with all the involved stakeholders. The focus will be on (bio)chemical materials (eg enzymes, oligonucleotides, chemical solutions);
  • Assessing suppliers by their capabilities and performance in collaboration with internal experts and Quality Assurance.
  • Building a correct long-term relationship with suppliers;
  • Coaching and passing on information to internal teams;
  • Keep all stakeholders up-to-date by providing them with clear results about the ongoing activities;
  • Serve as a supportive roll in new projects and product development;
  • Evaluate how to minimize procurement costs and optimize resources;
  • Mitigate risks by generating plans that include the quality, capacity and financial aspect of the materials and services.


  • Master or Bachelor degree in relevant field (supply chain/biotech);
  • Min. 10 years' experience in biotech/biochemical procurement ;
  • Good communicator who has excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize;
  • Analytical and result driven mindset with an attention for detail;
  • Fluent in both English (and Dutch);
  • ERP system knowledge (preferably AX)


  • Gross salary between € 50.000 and € 65.000;
  • Meal Vouchers € 7
  • Groups and hospitalisation insurance;
  • Mobile subscription
  • Laptop
  • Bonus
  • 32 vacation days
  • Growing company that more than tripled their number of employees over the last 5 years;
  • Opportunity to work in a growing entrepreneurial & professional environment where you can work on process improvement projects in close collaboration with the directors