Posted on: 2019-01-29

Job type: Permanent

Sector: Industry and Manufacturing

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Negotiator with strong analytical skills and knowledge of SAP

SIOEN APPAREL is, beside Sioen Coating & Sioen Chemicals, one of the three divisions of Sioen. Sioen Apparel has built up a strong reputation in the various parts of the protective apparel (firefighting, rescue services, police, forestry, marine, …) and develops professional and leisure clothing. More than 3 300 people are working around the clock to secure your safety. With 8 plants all over the world and central headquarters in Ardooie, they are an excellent partner to customers in over 80 countries.


To reinforce their purchase department, they are looking for (m/f):



Negotiator with strong analytical skills and knowledge of SAP


Job description


  • As Lead Buyer you are responsible for the purchase of raw materials and sourcing products. You build up partnerships with suppliers and ensure a close monitoring of the entire purchase process.
  • You shape the purchase process by continuous building towards a sustainable supplier portfolio. You negotiate about price, quantity and delivery reliability. You evaluate the suppliers on a regular base.
  • You utilize the SAP ERP-system to optimize the purchase process. You search for efficiencies by automating information flows.
  • You work closely together with different internal stakeholders (business development, production, quality, planning, sales, finance). You keep the overview and do not lose sight of the common interests with regard cost efficiency (TCO) and delivery reliability.
  • You guarantee a correct administrative follow-up of the purchase process.
  • You report directly to the purchase manager.




  • You have 10 years of experience in a position as buyer/purchaser within a production company in an international environment. Experience within confection or textile is an asset.
  • You possess strong communicative competences.
  • You combine strong analytical skills with well-developed negotiation skills.
  • You have a good understanding of SAP, Excel and the automatization of different information flows.
  • You communicate fluent in Dutch, English and French.




  • A fascinating and alternating position within an informal and open working atmosphere in which you will have all possibilities to develop your professional skills.
  • The possibility to contribute to the growth and development of a Belgian company which is the world leader in their market segment.
  • An attractive salary package in line with your experience and results. 




Please send your application to Hudson, attn. Jeroen Peeters, Moutstraat 56, B-9000 Ghent, tel. + 32 9 242 53 40,, Do not forget to mention reference BE774719.


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