Job description

In this role, you play a crucial role in defining the procurement strategy to ensure a cost-conscious and efficient procurement process to contribute to Sidem’s strategic growth. You will ensure further expansion of purchasing activities, both with existing and new suppliers. You manage an international team of about 5 employees, in Romania, China, India and Turkey. You are a member of the management team and report to the Owner-CEO.

  • You are responsible for designing, initiating, implementing and monitoring the procurement policy in an international market. You focus on both the strategic and operational
  • You are responsible for the overall purchasing processes, leading negotiations with major suppliers and agreeing on prices, delivery dates and volumes.
  • You will travel some 20-25% of your time, mainly to stay in close contact with your team, but also to visit larger (potential) suppliers.
  • You are a member of the management team and help determine the direction in which Sidem evolves. Your expertise and insights help determine which investments are made.


  • You combine a Master’s level of thinking with solid experience in a similar position, and possess the necessary strategic skills to be an active part of a management team.
  • You are a consummate negotiator with an enthusiastic
  • You can present a track record in strategic procurement management.
  • You are an excellent people manager, with proven experience in (remote) coaching and motivating international teams.
  • You speak English fluently and preferably Dutch. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.
  • Experience in automotive is a plus.

Our offer

  • A more than challenging management position, in which you can help build a Belgian global player in automotive.
  • The opportunity to put Sidem further on the map internationally, taking both your teams and the entire organisation to the next level.
  • A stable and healthy family business, with the ambition of a thriving multinational.
  • An attractive salary package, whether employed or self-employed.
Practical info
  • Belgium
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
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