Freelance Materials Management Buyer

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For an American chemical company in Ghent, we are looking for a freelance material management buyer. The purpose of the position is to purchase technical goods and services in order to ensure the supply of various goods and services, taking into account delivery deadlines and cost aspects.

Your responsibilities:

  • Handle procurement processes efficiently and accurately, from requisition to delivery.
  • Negotiate and conclude contracts with suppliers according to our purchasing objectives.
  • Actively contribute to strategic market research and seek alternatives in the event of product unavailability.
  • Support departmental related tasks, such as updating documentation in our healthcare system.


  • The client expects you to have a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Some experience is required, as well as basic knowledge of industrial applications, negotiation and purchasing administration.
  • You must be familiar with internal procedures, safety regulations and relevant software.
  • You will be responsible for monitoring delivery deadlines, following up on complaints, and accurately managing invoices. Creative thinking and flexible action are essential for success in this role.
  • You will have daily contact with internal departments and weekly meetings with purchasing department colleagues. Externally, you will communicate daily with suppliers, requiring both basic oral and written English skills.

Are you the freelance buyer we are looking for? Then apply now!


Why choose this assignment

  1. International chemical company
  2. Purchaser
  3. Full-time

Additional info

Region: Ghent
Availability: 4 Day(s) per week
Duration: 20 weeks
a186N000004v6DlQAI East Flanders

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