Strategic Buyer

Title Description
Job Category Purchasing
Contract type determined contract period
Site Zaventem
Our offer

Have the great opportunity to contribute with us to bringing aviation expertise wherever needed.

Benefit from a competitive package and develop your skillset to contribute to the company success.


Sabena Aerospace Engineering is a leading independent and international aviation solutions provider for civil and military operators. Our mission is to facilitate and optimize our clients’ business by offering highly qualitative, customized and efficient solutions. For more than 90 years, our organization has been supporting airlines operations in many airports throughout the world by offering a large range of aircraft maintenance services. Our capabilities cover the main aircraft types, including Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed, regional and military aircraft and rotor aircraft. With our unique and innovative solutions to both regular and complex needs, Sabena Aerospace Engineering  is all set to grow as a worldwide proximity partner, bringing its expertise wherever needed.


Your responsabilities

4  Based on a need, procure production and non-production related goods and services by preparing request for quotes,

     analyzing bids and negotiating prices with suppliers

4  Work closely with the requestor to understand the need and prepare the request for proposal

4  Strategic thinking and implementation of actions to optimize the purchasing category and benefit from savings

4  Negotiate contracts with the concerned pool of suppliers

4  Administrative management of purchases (supplier profile creation, purchase order creation)

4  Track orders and deliveries and communicate information to internal customers

4  Monitor supplier performance and maintain business relationships with suppliers

4  Find new suppliers on the market, if necessary

4  Inventory management to minimize stock outs by reducing depreciation costs

4  Work closely with accounting by providing them with the information needed to pay invoices

4  Follow up on claims and non-compliances

4  Perform other related duties related to your responsibilities

4  Support AOG Desks for urgent orders.

Your profile


4  Languages ENG + Dutch and/or French

4  University degree in Business

4  Preferably 1-2 years of procurement experience

4  CPP, APICS or CIPS certificate is a plus

4  Good knowledge of SAP

4  Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook)

4  Have the following skills and capabilities: 

              – good priority manangement 

                   – client oriented 

                   – analytical approach

                   – work ethics

                   – Strong ability to work under pressure and adapt quickly to a variety of situations




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