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International Lead Buyer (M/F)

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Job title

International Lead Buyer (M/F)


Permanent contract

Contractual hours

Full time

Job description

During the pre-project stage,

o    Requesting and negotiating prices and evaluating the remaining margin for negotiation in order to validate and secure the prices of materials, components and services for which you are responsible;

During the project implementation stage:

o    Negotiating and purchasing, within the required time-leads and quality, at the best total cost, simple and complex materials, parts and services, by establishing a comparison table of bids enabling the purchasing decision

o    Ensure the delivery of equipment and services orders, with the support of Expeditors.

On a permanent basis:

o    Looking for new suppliers, including evaluating them in collaboration with the users and the QA / QC service

o    Establishing buying strategies for the most critical segments of your portfolio and deploy them, integrating market and needs evolutions

o    Providing the sourcing service, unit price estimates or the means to calculate the budget prices for the materials, components and services for which you are responsible

o    Negotiating and concluding framework contracts / partnerships regarding some products or services, within the scope of the CMI Group’s purchasing strategy/policy.

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o    Master level, with a technical or commercial orientation (high affinity for technical products required)

o   5 years of proven experience in the area of purchasing and negotiation (knowledge of our activities constitutes) an additional asset

o    Irreproachably honest and ethical

o    Experience in Industrial Sector, Defence

o    Excellent communicator (internal and external)

o    Real contributor, with a strong team spirit, to work in close cooperation with the project managers

o    Mastering oral and written English - able to carry out a negotiation in English

o    Thoroughly conversant with MS Office, you have a good knowledge of systems of the SAP type (drawing up purchase orders, validation of the phases of approval and billing)

o    Willing to travel (25%) throughout the world.

Position location

Job location

Europe, Belgium



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

6. Master Degree

Level of experience

5 to 10 years


  • English (3 : Advanced)
  • French (3 : Advanced)