Procurement Excellence Lead - Tessenderlo, Belgium

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Your future job

As a Procurement Excellence Lead at Melexis, you will design, review and drive procurement-specific (and/or) companywide, projects and  programs in line with the global procurement strategy. You will be part of the procurement team and will report to the Procurement Director. Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement team and ensuring supplier value in a VUCA world are your main objectives. As such you will contribute to the competitive advantage of Melexis by focusing on balancing the
needs of the procurement team and their internal stakeholders and by building in-depth strategic programs with key suppliers. In doing so, you seek to create maximum value for the company and the customer.

More specifically, you will:

  • Expand, lead, and master the supply risk management projects and program
  • Drive and master ESG procurement projects and program
  • Initiate cross-category and/or cross-department procurement initiatives that boost the back-to-back supplier performance (SPM) and value (SRM) with a focus on continuous improvement of Delivery and Quality
  • Be the global process owner of the procure-to-pay process and related key-user network and drive
    continuous improvement in these processes.
  • Coach, motivate, and stimulate the further development of the procurement analyst team (located in Sofia Bulgaria) through on-the-job coaching, continuous feedback, and follow-up interviews in order to grow their competencies.
  • Focus on the digital transformation of procurement:
    o Create a long-term roadmap;
    o Boost digital transformation of Source-to-contract and Procure-to-pay processes: design, validate and implement in close cooperation with your procurement colleagues and internal stakeholders
    o Upgrade KPI dashboards and relevant procurement reporting;
    o Maintain and ensure compliance to Procurement policies and procedures
    o Increase data-drivenness of procurement and their sourcing decisions
  • Develop, drive and maintain predictable holistic TCO cost models for direct spend, ensure full spend understanding as well as back-to-back benefit insight.
  • Be the procurement liaison, build and maintain relationships with peer departments and suppliers, seek alignment on procurement initiatives, projects and programs.
  • Facilitate and structure the internal and 
    external business partnering and represent procurement during audits

Your profile

  • A Master degree in in Economics, Commercial Engineering or Engineering or a bachelor degree with experience;
  • A relevant Procurement experience of 5-10 years in an international environment is a plus;
  • Preferable a procurement project or procurement transformation background;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Relationship builder, strong interpersonal & communication skills;
  • 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

  • An exciting job in a dynamic high-tech international environment,
  • An enjoyable, team-oriented and professional atmosphere in a flat-structured organization
    with collaborative culture,
  • The opportunity to take ownership of your professional passion and build an enjoyable
    career,
  • Versatile development opportunities in leadership or expert track,
  • Hybrid work model in action.

About us
Melexis engineers microelectronic solutions. These solutions facilitate the work of our customers. By easy integration. By taking  innovation one step further. By providing a competitive advantage.

Our technology makes cars and other products smarter, safer and greener. Our sensors capture data from the analog world and comprehend these data digitally. Our drivers make sure customers can bring their products to life. As we always have a plan, we come with the right products at the right moment so our customers stay one step ahead of the competition. That’s what we call inspired
engineering.

Our people are and make the difference. Melexis creates a framework for colleagues to grow, thrive and create impact for themselves, the customer and the company. Because we care, we empower and we excel. We believe in the power of diversity. Spread over 3 continents, 1900 colleagues from 50 nationalities shape the best imaginable future. Melexis never labels humans according to gender,
age, nationality or religion. We simply welcome new colleagues based on fundamental criteria like competencies, performance record and potential. That’s how we inspire and get inspired by people.