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Technical Buyer

Belgium, Vlaams Gewest, Leuven

Job description

Octiva creates robotic labor automation solutions for the Controlled Environment Agriculture market in close collaboration and at the service of innovative growers. Octiva was created in 2021 from a merger from Priva’s robotic solutions and Octinion’s agricultural robotics. Priva is one of the global leaders in horticulture process control, Octinion is known for building ground-breaking agricultural robotics. With teams in De Lier (The Netherlands) and Leuven (Belgium), Octiva has about 40 employees


For our Purchase department, we’re currently looking for a dedicated experienced Technical Buyer.


We're looking for a buyer to ensure a productive and efficient flow in all steps within the purchase process. The most successful candidate will have a natural passion for problem solving and dedicated to purchase materials to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply. This role has great responsibility and accountability and includes distinctive problem solving skills. You'll showcase great sense for urgency and will have technical knowledge, expertise, and will be seen as a specialist within your function. This position requires a high degree of autonomy, yet also needs to be an excellent team player. You'll play an enormously important supportive role in our tight knit organization!


Scope of responsibilities:

  • Be the owner of the supplier relationship, resolve tactical supply chain issues such as backorder resolution, open order expediting, lead time management, and supplier production issues
  • Plan and order required materials and equipment
  • Monitor materials pipeline for any potential issues or disruptions and recommend corrective actions
  • Proactively analyze and suggest new strategies to optimize inventory management, procurement and shipping processes
  • Identify and correct supply chain constraints by acting as liaison between multiple departments within the organization
  • Evaluate and work with suppliers to improve cost, quality, delivery dates and lead time
  • Interface with other departments to resolve any production affecting materials issues
  • Collaborate with engineering on the release of new parts


Job requirements

Your profile

  • you have a bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or a related field
  • 3+ years working in a procurement capacity in a high tech electronics/ mechatronics environment managing suppliers to reduce lead time, ensure timely delivery and reduce cost
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of, Excel, Word, and ERP/MRP systems. Preferably experience with Netsuite ERP.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work and interact with multiple departments throughout the organization
  • Strong analytical skills and use of data to resolve issues
  • Capable of working independently without direct oversight with high attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a high-energy, fast-paced environment

OUR OFFER

At Octiva you’ll become part of an innovative, challenging work environment with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. Our organization culture is Teal, meaning that we focus very strongly on self-management, wholeness and evolutionary purpose – therefore it is important that you align with our purpose: being an innovator, collaborating with organizations world-wide to create disruptive solutions that help to use earth’s resources in a sustainable way. Since we are a young company the opportunities are ample. We will give you the training you require to further develop your expertise and knowledge.


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