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Purchasing Director

   Back Region: Belgium Kind of contract: Open-ended Work regime: Fulltime Location: BE - Louvain-la-Neuve
Retour Région: Belgium Type de contrat: Open-ended Régime de travail: Fulltime Lieu: BE - Louvain-la-Neuve
Zurück Region: Belgium Art des Vertrages: Open-ended Arbeit Regime: Fulltime Standort: BE - Louvain-la-Neuve
  返回 地区: Belgium 样的合同: Open-ended 工作体制: Fulltime 地点: BE - Louvain-la-Neuve

Job Description

Description de l'emploi



Today, IBA is seeking a Director for its Purchasing team. 
The Purchasing Director is responsible for leading the sourcing activities and team within category and to manage, monitor and improve the purchasing activities.
Your role therefore includes, among others:
1. Define and execute the purchasing strategy, goals and budget in line with the IBA 5 years strategic plan
  • Ensure that purchasing Strategies and related action plans are formalized, validated, communicated and followed by the team;
  • Cost objectives are set in accordance with the business units and are re-challenged according to market opportunities;
  • Supplier delivery & quality are monitored and secured;
  • Market (including raw material) & technology watch is performed with regular reporting.
2. Continuously develop Supplier partnership
  • Reinforce collaboration with Research & Development team of all Business Units to understand the future technology needs and increase upstream collaboration;
  • Make sure that subcontracted designs and co-design are managed properly; 
  • Participate to S&OP process, identify Supplies’ gaps and suppliers’ capacity risks;
  • Develop supplier network accordingly;
3. Supply chain sustainability: action plan in line with IBA sustainability program is defined, validated and implemented
  • Define and lead purchasing improvement plan;
  • Participate to the definition and the improvement of the transversal processes and coordinate with the related departments. 
  • Define interface and ensure efficient relationships with related departments;
4. Report and document global purchasing activities through relevant set of KPI’s. Follow up health of supplier (financial/ delivery / quality) and make sure that purchasing team defines clear actions in case of issues
5. Lead, coordinate, manage purchasing team activities (planning, resources,…)
  • The purchasing activities are implemented according to the strategy / performance and development management of the team is implemented and documented;
  • Analyze escalated issues and implement appropriate solutions. Make sure that the team has the right focus and appropriate answer to the emergencies; 
  • Support sourcing team during strategic negotiation; 
6. Process ownership: improve processes and policies linked to the purchasing team and activities
  • Act as process owner for sourcing and procurement processes. Processes and policies are regularly improved to increase efficiency and compliance, they are updated according to the organizational & regulatory changes. Documents are validated are followed by the team.
7. Digitalization Strategy
  • Develop and implement the Purchasing department digitalization strategy aiming at automating processes, improved efficiency, improved data quality and improved compliance.






You have
  • Experience in broad managerial role
  • Strong Experience in Industrial Sectors (Medical Devices, Automotive,...)
  • Deep expertise and exposure to different purchasing disciplines
  • Extensive experience in Supplier Partnership Development
  • Strong project management and problem solving skills
  • Proven record of impacting strategic change and initiatives for improvement purposes
  • Advanced people management and leadership skills, with proven ability to influence at all levels and across business lines
  • Expertise on leading / driving change, and mentoring new leaders or peers
  • Fluency in English and French






Who are we?
IBA is a listed company, headquartered in Belgium, and employs 1500 people across the globe mobilizing their skills and passion to Protect, Enhance and Save lives
We develop, manufacture and support innovative equipment and software solutions for diagnostic, cancer treatment, and industrial applications.  
Innovating for life since more than 30 years, IBA has opened new ways to diagnose and fight cancer and become the worldwide technology leader in the field of Proton Therapy, which is today the most advanced technologies treatment against cancer.  Our core particle accelerators knowledge is unparalleled, with 100,000 patients treated on our proton therapy solutions and over 550 accelerators in operation globally. 
One Mission, 4 business lines 
IBA ‘s world class expertise lies in the development of: 
next generation Proton Therapy technologies  
Radiopharmaceuticals providing oncology care providers with premium quality services and equipment 
Dosimetry advanced solutions for Quality Assurance of medical equipment and increased patient safety 
particle accelerators for the Industrial and medical world. 
Our 4 business lines are employing more than 1,500 passionate professionals worldwide dedicated to our Mission:  Protect, Enhance and Save lives. 

Sustainability commitment

As a company, we are focused on striking the right balance between our stakeholders: increasing our market share and the return for our shareholders, improving the quality of life of our customers, patients and employees, and contributing to the well-being of our society, while also maintaining and restoring our planet’s health.

“Since 2021, IBA is recognized as a certified B Corporation (or B Corp). B Corps are companies that promote ‘business as a force for good’, balancing profit and purpose. They meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.”

Check out our webpage sustainability to find out more! 
Join us 
At IBA we dare to develop innovative solutions pushing back the limits of technology. We achieved worldwide recognition in our field by supplying the world's top oncologists with the most precise, cancer-defeating, technologies. 
If you are passionate, cause-driven, you can make this quest yours by joining our dedicated colleagues and give your career a new meaning. 





The identity of IBA is characterized by a group of colleagues driven by motivation, curiosity, creativity, the desire to learn on a daily basis, by technical challenges and above all by a highly developed team and family spirit that makes the daily life smoother and more enjoyable!
By joining a team of about 40 nationalities and working on more than 45 different sites on 3 continents, IBA offers you the opportunity of a meaningful career with a direct impact in the fight against cancer.​
We are driven by: ​
  • Innovating in a cutting-edge technology environment ​
  • Developing professional and personal skills by learning on the Job; by participating in challenging projects; top class courses ​
  • Evolving in a friendly culture environment based upon solid values (dare - share - care - be fair) ​
  • Acting autonomously and belonging to motivated teams with good work-life balance ​
  • Contributing to a company where sustainability, safety and well-being are key to our success
If you are passionate, cause-driven, you can make this quest yours by joining our dedicated colleagues and give your career a new meaning.

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Purchasing Director

Region: Belgium Kind of contract: Open-ended Work regime: Fulltime Location: BE - Louvain-la-Neuve

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