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Purchasing Manager

  • Procter & Gamble
Brussels, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
  • Procter & Gamble
Brussels, Belgium
Full-time
Published:

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Do you have a passion for analytics and strategic, critical thinking? Do you see yourself engaging in commercial and relationship activities with P&G Suppliers? You “can smell and close a great deal”? You want to face different challenges every single day? Then, Strategic Purchases is your place to be.

By joining P&G, you will be given responsibilities as of Day 1. You will feel the ownership of your project from the beginning, and you will be given specific projects and responsibilities. You will evolve in a dynamic and supporting work environment where employees are at the core. We value every individual and encourage initiatives, promoting agility and work/life balance.

As a Purchasing Manager in this ecosystem, you will be the commercial leader at the forefront of all supply-chain and strategic sourcing activities, managing P&G’s expenditure and bringing the outside in. You are the eyes and ears of the Company, connecting with a variety of industries and players.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO P&G’S SUCCESS:

  • Develop extensive market knowledge and deep understanding of the assigned industry;

  • Elaborate sourcing strategies to increase our innovation pipeline, drive cost savings and influence industries to transform themselves;

  • Negotiate best-value deals with the right suppliers to meet the Company's business need;

  • Work effectively as an integral member of cross-functional business teams;

  • Constantly look for new technologies and recommend innovative solutions and providers to your internal business partners;

  • Influence individuals both externally and internally and build the right relationships to deliver outstanding results;

  • Build a sustainable supply base for the World to become a better place;

  • Always treat our suppliers honestly, ethically and fairly: we consider our suppliers as partners in our journey to deliver our world-class products around the world.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

You are the right fit if you have/are

  • Graduated from a Master's degree in Purchasing or equivalent field;

  • Strong interest in the commercial aspects of business;

  • Real passion for learning and applying skills to deliver business results;

  • Strong analytical skills, and ability to connect the dots;

  • Strong communication & collaboration skills;

  • Proficient in English;

  • Proven leadership skills.


YOUR ADVANTAGES:

  • A fixed contract, with an attractive compensation package;

  • Competitive pay, including monthly salary, 13th month at the end of the year as well as an annual variable bonus. Please remove the annual bonus piece for BTA levels;

  • A flexible benefits plan to customize to your personal needs and kilometer allowance/public transport reduction;

  • Hospitalization plan after 6 months of employment, pension plan, life insurance plan, long term illness insurance and stock purchase plan;

  • Access to Benefits at work platform: A large benefits platform with employee discounts on renowned shops and online commercial platforms as well as on leisure activities and well-known amusement parks;

  • Working in an international and inclusive environment, with diverse and supporting colleagues;

  • Continuous self-development via coaching, trainings and a general Growth Mindset working environment;

  • A vibrant and modern working environment, supporting employees’ wellbeing:



  1. Subsidized company restaurant;

  2. On-site vibrant Café for breaks and less formal meetings.



  • On-site fitness room and possibility to join regular group sport activities;

  • Flexibility in terms of working hours and remote working for a good balance between personal needs and the job to be done. Please remove remote working in case the job does not allow (e.g. lab tech);

  • Employee Assistance Program: free professional counseling services, work-life resources, and mental health support;

  • Supporting employees’ commute: plenty of parking facilities for both cars and bikes, shower facilities, shuttle between Heizel metro and the office, carpooling community.


ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE ROLE? DEEP DIVE INTO P&G AND CHECK THE BELOW INSIGHTFUL LINKS:

  • Our hiring process consists of three main steps: 1) application, 2) online assessments and 3) interviews. Click here to get all the tips to be fully prepared;

  • P&G is driven to make life better, not just within the company, but across the globe. Click here to check out how we make a meaningful impact on the world;

  • We are the world’s largest consumer goods company. Click here to discover about our iconic brands.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. At P&G we strive to build a culture where everyone feels welcome, included, and able to bring their full selves to work.

We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process. Please click here if you require an accommodation during the application process. Please make sure to wait to hear back from us regarding your accommodation before proceeding with the online assessment, we thank you in advance for your patience.
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