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Strategic Buyer

Portugal, Lisbon · Local employment

About The Position

· Preparing and conducting contract and price negotiations to contribute to the profitability of the company.

· Compare proposals and recommend on how and with who to progress.

· Maintain contacts with interface partners to recognize developments (in market, demand, etc.) and exert influence accordingly

· Improve profitability through cost reduction, cost avoidance, and process improvements on a cross functional basis.

· Implementing alternative procurement sources to minimize stock replacement times, inventory levels and costs

· Issuing of purchase orders for suppliers.

· Analyze results and initiate appropriate actions to meet business goals.

· Reaching the department's KPIs, goals and SLA service.


There will be business trips abroad to suppliers and to projects.



Mandatory requirements for the job:

· At least 8 years experience in strategic Purchasing (preference to water, wastewater, agriculture, and energy industries) with proven experience.

· Bachelor’s degree in Economic /Business management /engineering/ mechanical or industrial engineering/ logistic management LLB.

· MA – advantage

· Portuguese as Native language, English at a high level (spoken and written), other languages is a plus.

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office/Working experience in ERP environment (priority ERP is preferred).


Key features needed to successfully perform the job:     

· Pro-active approach, takes action when needed

· Teamwork

· Ability to operate in a high pace environment

· Able to comply with the company’s compliance policy at all times

· Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times.


Requirements that will be advantageous for the job:

· Assertiveness

· Creativity

· Results Orientation

· Good knowledge of commercial techniques

· Negotiation skills




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