Ahlers is an international logistics company with headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. We provide state-of-the-art logistics support in sustainable supply chain management, warehousing, projects, and machinery logistics, secured transport, trade logistics, after-sales services, and data analytics.
Procurement Manager is responsible for developing, setting and maintaining direct procurement procedures with focus on cost efficiency.
- ownership of Transport Cost Optimization Project (COGS);
- implementing, updating, and adhering to category strategy and internal procurement procedures;
- timely conducting extensive market and supply base research;
- developing and maintaining a list of suppliers incl. defining key metrics (parameters) for supplier selection;
- reviewing and checking existing contracts (incl. capability, price and quality level, etc.);
- managing procurement projects across a variety of geographies, divisions and functions;
- developing and executing procurement strategies that maximize opportunities to leverage spend, improve quality, optimize cost, reduce risk, etc.;
- perform value chain analyses and fully understand E2E SC;
- conducting tender procedures, receiving commercial offers;
- conducting commercial assessment;
- deciding on supplier selection based on key metrics;
- negotiating contract terms, signing agreements, addendums;
- performing plan/fact analysis, maintaining statistics.
- bachelor’s degree (i.e. Procurement, Supply Chain, Business, Economics, Finances or similar);
- minimum 5 years relevant experience;
- strong knowledge of best practice procurement and supplier management techniques;
- experience in Transport/ SC operations in a procurement role;
- proven capability in change management projects;
- knowledge and experience of LEAN processes would be an advantage;
- strong interpersonal and customer service skills;
- project Management experience and skills;
- strong negotiation skills;
- excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
- knowledge of Russian, Polish, Dutch Language would be an advantage.