Xerox Senior Buyer in BE, Belgium

Xerox Corporation is an $11 billion technology leader that innovates the way the world communicates, connects and works. Our expertise is more important than ever as customers of all sizes look to improve productivity, maximise profitability and increase satisfaction. We do this for small and mid-size businesses , large enterprises , governments, graphic communications providers, and for our partners who serve them.

We understand what’s at the heart of work – and all of the forms it can take. We embrace the increasingly complex world of paper and digital. Office and mobile. Personal and social. Every day across the globe – in more than 160 countries – our technology , software and people successfully navigate those intersections. We automate, personalise, package, analyse and secure information to keep our customers moving at an accelerated pace.

About the role

We are looking for a Senior Buyer to join our Purchasing team in Belgium as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be responsible for the efficient, cost effective and professional sourcing and purchasing of goods and services across Belgium and Luxemburg. The role will involve negotiating with suppliers in order to get the best value for money as well as supporting Xerox organizations throughout the tendering process and managing the relationship with suppliers

As a Senior Buyer, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Separate identification of needs by means of system / internal customers - request creation and price assessment

  • Identification of procurement needs for specific product groups

  • Support business units to identify cost optimization opportunities, by identifying potential savings, building the yearly planning of tenders and reporting the savings

  • Identify and analyse the spends

  • Provision of delivery contacts

  • Selection of the most suitable and cost effective suppliers of all necessary requirements for Xerox

  • Negotiation with suppliers regarding price and supply agreements and quality control

  • Development of purchase contracts

  • Work together with stakeholders to develop SLA’s with suppliers

  • Negotiate and manage all contracts and agreements

  • Create and maintain consistent, beneficial for the company, long-term partnerships with suppliers

  • Compliance with the quality requirements and assessment of suppliers

  • Purchasing / Vendor evaluation / qualify new suppliers

  • Selection of suppliers and monitoring of new developments / alternative suppliers

  • Procurement according to formal examination of the request and approval within the various e-shopping tools

  • Analysis of the international procurement markets, via the Internet and relationships with suppliers

  • Supplier maintenance and optimization of procurement routes and procurement times.

  • Contact person for questions and problems relating to the to buying products and services

  • Plan the tenders and monitor each step of the bidding process in support to stakeholders

  • Support the contracting process

  • Assess suppliers

  • Keep informed of suppliers business and offerings

  • New suppliers / audit / cost centre assignment in cooperation with our outsourced accounts payable

  • Computer - recording of orders to the suppliers, shipping orders and monitoring of delivery dates

  • Administration of all operations and use of SAP and SRM

  • Communication hub between suppliers and internal / external customers

  • Compliance with our internal ICMP specifications or SARBOX testing.

  • Creating purchasing controlling / purchasing analysis and reports, statistics

What we are looking for in you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline

  • Demonstrable experience of sourcing and purchasing goods and services within an international organisation

  • Excellent numeracy skills

  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook)

  • Good knowledge of SAP

  • Ability to communicate with customer and sales at all levels

  • Fluent in Dutch, French and English

Title: Senior Buyer

Location: Belgium-BE-BE-Zaventem

Requisition ID: 18002579

Xerox is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender identity, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, military/veteran status, citizenship status, basis of genetic information, or any other group protected by law.