Buyer - Bladel | Turnhout

To join our growing team and help bring our purchasing activities to the next level, BuzziSpace is currently looking for a Buyer, reporting to our Purchase leader. You can work from ‘anywhere’ because we have workspaces available in Turnhout, Kontich, Antwerp and Bladel and we also allow telework. You visit our manufacturing facility in Bladel, the Netherlands, on a regular basis so that you can work closely together with your direct leader. 

What you’re looking for? 

  • A company with loads of opportunities for people that want to seize them and put the effort in 
  • An exciting new position that you can actively help shape in a dynamic and fast growing global company 
  • An opportunity to grow your career as a part of an innovative organization 
  • The opportunity to learn from a wide set of (international) business cases 
  • An attractive salary 

What you’ll do here? 

As Buyer, you will report to the Purchase leader and will become a member of the Operations team within BuzziSpace. You are responsible for the sourcing of our products, tools and components. You work closely with our Product Management and Product Development teams to help create our renowned Buzzi prod-ucts. You will strive towards excellence in servicing the internal and external clients of BuzziSpace. 

To do this in the most optimal way you: 

  • will lead the New Product Introduction (NPI) sourcing 
  • identify cost (Opex/Capex) saving efforts (reverse value-added engineering, negotiate payment terms, etc) 
  • build relations with our existing and new vendors 
  • coordinate operational problem-solving and improvement teams in case of vendor related prob-lems 
  • manage the tender process from a to z (RFI/RFQ/negotiations with vendors) 
  • identify sourcing opportunities 
  • ensure quotations, technical requests and product lead time are followed by vendors properly (SLA’s) 
  • are responsible for Data Management in your area: identify products, vendors, adjustments and prices, identify and implement opportunities to increase demand and margin 
  • assist in the daily front office operations and provide administrative support 
  • exceptionally lead Project Buying: implement purchasing procedures to ensure effective product cost control 
  • analyze and interpret numerical data and perform basic financial analysis (Data Analysis on Fore-cast/Pricing/Quantities) 

What we’re looking for? 

Besides being a fun colleague to work with, we are looking for someone who 

  • has a natural urge to improve and is motivated by professional challenges (Continuous im-provement) 
  • is very analytical and precise but is able to see the bigger picture at the same time (Helicopter view) 
  • is a positive team player (Collaboration) 
  • loves solving complex problems by thinking out of the box (Creativity/Cognitive flexibility) 
  • is a self-starter with a high energy level 
  • is hands-on 

We’d love to hear from you if … 

  • You can look back on at least 5-7 years of purchase experience in a manufacturing environment in an international context 
  • You have solid experience and knowledge with technical sourcing (wood, fabrics, metal, plastics) 
  • You have the ability to build partnerships and get the best out of vendors 
  • You have experience with an ERP system and analyzing data 
  • You have well developed and effective communication skills: proficiency in English and Dutch is a must 
  • You have a good level of MS Office – Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint 
  • Assets are:
    • Speaking German on a professional level 
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 
    • A Bachelor or Masters Degree in commerce or Purchase and contract management or an education equivalent to NEVI 

If this sounds like you, let’s get in touch! 

Please send your application and motivation letter to, for the attention of Leony Vriends. 

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