We are looking for aLead buyer industrial services (M/F) Reporting to Category manager industrial services Europe Operating Unit Global Purchasing Platform Professional Field Purchasing Location France / Belgium About Us The Global Purchasing Platform of Aperam regroups all the non-raw material purchasing community of the group and has the prime mission to leverage its >1 BUSD spend across all countries bringing in innovative solutions from the market, leveraging synergies across plants / continents and ultimately actively contribute to cost & innovation leadership of our plants operations. Mission As a Lead Buyer, you actively participate in the category strategy design and its implementation in your geographical perimeter, in close alignment with the relevant business partners. Thanks to your market expertise and strategic mindset, you influence the suppliers’ ecosystem, promote the development of relevant partnerships with Aperam, and run tendering processes autonomously, to optimize Aperam’s TCO. Responsibilities As a top-notch lead buyer: You ensure excellent purchasing performance as you: Timely participate in the strategy definition with the Category Manager, and implement it for large & mid-size tenders across sites Autonomously lead large & mid-size unplanned (transversal and/or local) call for tenders Participate in make-or-buy opportunity assessments Align, identify synergies and benchmark with other Aperam lead buyers, as well as with other industrial companies with whom we partner Drive TCO improvement initiatives, in close collaboration with stakeholders. Make sure established contracts are executed in compliance with defined buying channels & contractual terms Participate to the yearly budget preparation and ensure the follow-up on actuals You are driving compliance and efficiency, making sure that applicable purchasing tools/systems for the category are actually used and the Global Purchasing Policy, implemented. You manage risks by transversal analysis, including supplier risk profile, and you understand that as an Aperam employee, you will uphold health & safety and ethical standards at all times, treating your stakeholders accordingly. Your profile You are driven, take ownership and accountability for your area of responsibility, with a high level of autonomy You have strong influencing and change management skills, supported by an open mindset and a can-do mentality You are aware of the environment with an innovative mindset and eagerness to learn You have a technical expertise on purchasing processes & negotiation You speak English & French fluently, which supports your excellent communication skills Your education: Engineering or business administration academics Your experience: You have been able to sharpen your skills for at least 5 years in strategic purchasing Your mobility: You are mobile in your assigned cluster. Traveling will be a big part of this position, but flexibility in this matter can be offered.