Kapsch Public TransportCom

Order & Procurement Specialist (Purchaser)

Location: Diegem, Belgium

Kapsch PublicTransportCom, a company of the Kapsch Group, is a globally operating producer and supplier of intelligent infrastructure solutions for public transport operators and transportation agencies. The comprehensive portfolio comprises solutions and relevant services for Intermodal Transport Control Systems (ITCS), Automatic Fare Collection (AFC), electronic and mobile ticketing systems, as well as Real-Time Passenger Information (RTPI).
Diegem, Belgium
as soon as possible
full time
Your responsibilities
At Kapsch PublicTransportCom BE, technology is at the core of everything we do.  In this position you drive down cost of products, reduce purchase order lead times, increase flexibility and support our internal organization.
You're interested in having a positive impact on society by helping people move smarter. You are eager to learn and work in a dynamic, international environment. In this position you are responsible for:
  • PO management
    • Issuing PO’s based upon internal ‘Order Requirement Form’ and agreed conditions with suppliers
    • Active follow up on PO confirmation by supplier
  • Cost & Negotiating
    • Regular Business Review meetings with key suppliers
    • At least yearly price and conditions negotiations with key suppliers
    • Cost and leadtime of key components and products
    • Total cost of ownership need to be taken into consideration, taken into account the relationship with the supplier
    • Other contractual parameters such as HS code, CoO, dual use, warranty, payment term, volume flexibility, …
    • Supply agreements, Service agreements, ad hoc agreements
  • Purchase Order Leadtimes
    • Reduce LeadTimes via negotiations and putting plans in place (eg. Forecast communication)
    • Potentially put in place alternative solutions like VMI or others in order to increase our volume flexibility
  • Reporting:
    • Costing and leadtime
    • Life cycle management of components and products
  • Support:
    • To logistics: to update upcoming deliveries, to escalate delays with suppliers
    • To internal organization: on quality issues with suppliers, costing, LT, availability, EOL, ….
    • To BOM and AMPL changes: advise on suppliers / components to use
  • Being the primary contact between KPTC and the suppliers
Your profile
We’re looking for a passionate and experienced colleague with a strong focus on hardware and software technology and quality in the broad sense of the word. You’re known for your perseverance and accuracy. Further you possess following qualifications:
  • Bachelor/Master degree in electronics or related or equivalent practical experience
  • You have at least 8 years of experience in a similar or related position
  • You are familiar with negotiation tactics
  • You can draw up contracts and are very familiar with basic contractual terminology
  • You are familiar with product development cycle process with good knowledge of electronical, electro-mechanical and mechanical parts, as well as with application software.
  • You have knowledge of a MRP (Material Requirements Planning) system
  • You don’t have a problem with managing priorities in a very flexible way
  • Strong communication skills
  • You are accurate and perseverant
  • You don’t mind travelling (+/-10% of the time)
  • You have a very good knowledge of English, Dutch is an advantage
Our offer to you
  • Part of a dynamic team with a global footprint
  • Competitive salary
  • Group & health insurance (DKV)
  • Meal vouchers
  • Additional holidays
Apply now!
Do you want to follow this exciting path with us? Then we look forward to receiving your application. For any questions about this job, feel free to contact us under: Angela Riedler, +43 50811 3224
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