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Global Commodity Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Brussels
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 368213/001_1554803858
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 09/04/2019

We are currently working on a greenfield role, ideal for a procurement professional from a technical background, to take the next step in their career. The company employs 10,000 people globally and are market leaders in developing and manufacturing innovative solutions across the automotive, aviation and tooling industries. Continuing to develop their product portfolio across core technologies, they are a truly international company - present in over 30 countries worldwide.

The role:

  • Responsible for the Strategic Purchasing of Metal Components - built around strong knowledge of the business unit needs and market situation

  • Utilising Total Cost Philosophy to optimise purchasing strategy

  • Lead supplier selection, all the way through to negotiation and contract implementation

  • Expand the Global supplier network - leading supplier visits and audits

  • Cross-functional team engagement, challenging engineering, quality and R&D departments on technical product design

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Procurement experience within an Industrial Company e.g. Manufacturing, Automotive in direct materials

  • A mechanical background (degree/diploma/apprenticeship) is required

  • Previous experience with global and local suppliers

  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment under short time constraints

  • Proven negotiation skills

We are looking for someone, with strong technical competencies, who would thrive in a demanding, high-pressure environment. As a procurement role that engages heavily with the engineering, quality and R&D departments - the ideal candidate should have great technical and communication skills and be comfortable at expressing and communicating ideas, simplifying complex tasks.


  • Engage directly with a Global supplier network

  • High visibility role, in a matrix environment

  • Variety of highly-technical projects, engaging with major suppliers and clients

  • Play a major part in innovative technology development

  • Structured pension fund program

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