Purchasing Trainee - Tessenderlo, Belgium





Your future job

As a Purchasing Trainee in Melexis, you will learn how to develop, lead and execute sustainable sourcing strategies within a category in line with the global sourcing strategy. The goal is to strengthen the competitive advantage of Melexis focusing on balancing the needs of the internal stakeholders and building strategic relationships with key suppliers. You will start in the team as an associate buyer and will receive training to develop towards independently managing your own internal & external stakeholders. More specifically in this role, you will learn to:

  • Ensure optimal sourcing decisions by administering a bidding process for the purpose of securing items and services within budget and in compliance with the defined requirements
  • Ensure that the business consequences of these sourcing decisions are transparent for all stakeholders
  • Establish sustainable long-term relationships with key suppliers by liaising between suppliers and Melexis stakeholders in order to ensure transparency on business objectives and capturing this in a contractual framework
  • Develop a sourcing strategy within a certain category by performing cost analysis, scenario analysis, appropriately assessing the buyer-supplier power balance and forecasting impact of price trends on future activities

Your profile

  • You have a Master degree in in Economics, Commercial Engineering or Engineering
  • A first commercial experience in an international environment is a plus
  • You have excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • You have strong analytical skills
  • You are a continuous learner, energetic and assertive
  • You promote a positive attitude, even in adverse circumstances, and you are able to make sound and objective judgments
  • You are fluent in English

We offer

  • A challenging job in a dynamic high-tech international environment, a great place to start your career
  • The opportunity to take ownership of your professional passion in order to contribute to the success of the company
  • An enjoyable, team-oriented and professional atmosphere in a flat-structured organization
  • Versatile development opportunities