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beOps Procurement Category Manager

Join the Magic


Our Mission

At Puratos, we create innovative food solutions for the health and well-being of people everywhere. As the global leader in bakery, patisserie and chocolate ingredients, we help our customers to be successful with their business, by turning technologies and experiences from food cultures around the world into new opportunities.


We are more than 10.000 employees in over 70 countries and a consolidated turnover of 2.8 billion euros (in 2022). Our passion for innovation, a pioneering spirit and the unique Puratos culture drive our solid growth and vision for the future This, along with our commitment to our local communities, is what makes working at Puratos so magical.


To strengthen our team in Groot Bijgaarden, we are looking for a:



Procurement Category Manager



Your Mission

As a Procurement Category Manager you will get the opportunity to craft and execute the purchasing strategy for chemicals, coloring, yeast, and other local commodities, managing a 40M€ spend across our 5 Belgian plants. You will report directly to the Country Procurement Manager


What you will do?

  • Category and Supplier Management:
    • You champion the category management process, aligning strategies with business objectives.
    • You foster effective supplier relationships and minimize risk through sound supply and supplier management strategies.
    • Drive innovation and explore new suppliers to enhance PURATOS's leverage.
  • Contract Negotiation and Risk Management:
    • You anticipate and address issues impacting PURATOS during the contract, ensuring AQSCI performance criteria are integrated.
    • Lead the RFI/RFP process, bid evaluation, and vendor contracting.
  • Direction Setting and Implementation:
    • You align procurement objectives with PURATOS's business direction and objectives.
    • You understand and implement procurement strategies in line with PURATOS's business strategy.
  • Performance Management:
    • You extract relevant information from Group reporting systems for analysis and decision-making.
    • You drive savings and working capital improvement targets, actively seeking synergies across Belgian plants.
    • You report savings according to Puratos procurement savings measurement process.
    • You collaborate with Pricing to optimize profit margins by managing raw materials price evolutions.


Who are we looking for?

  • You have a Masters degree in procurement, supply chain, or related field.
  • You have 5+ years of experience in procurement, with expertise in category and supplier management.
  • You have strong negotiation and contract management skills.
  • You are fluent in English, Dutch, and/or French.
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office, SAP knowledge is a plus.



What you can expect from Puratos?

You will join a fast-growing, stable family business that has become an international market leader with a corporate culture in which innovation and entrepreneurship are part of our main priorities. You will benefit from a great deal of freedom in your work, with plenty of room for initiative.

We at Puratos cultivate an inclusive global workplace, that fully embraces diversity and equal

opportunities for all. We strive to reflect the richness of our customers, communities and society, accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver on our commitments.


You will be welcomed in a dynamic work environment where passion for innovation, team spirit and continuous improvement are key. You can count on a competitive salary package with attractive benefits such as:


  • Meal vouchers (8€/day)
  • Group, dental and hospitalization insurance fully paid by Puratos
  • Company Car
  • 13th month pay
  • Minimum 5 training days per year
  • Responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work


Watch our corporate movie and feel the Puratos Magic:


Working at Puratos is choosing a Top Employer in Belgium.


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