Head Of Purchasing - Direct materials


Zaventem, BE

At Etex, our purpose is to inspire new ways of living. We are an international leader in sustainable construction, driven by a passion for excellence, but it's our people that are our top priority. We connect, collaborate, and champion the well-being of our employees, forming partnerships and pioneering change in our ever-evolving industry.

At Etex, we seek to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our customers and our communities. Are you looking for a company where you can learn, grow & lead? Join us as Head of Purchasing - Direct Materials and drive strategical excellence!


Head of Purchasing - Direct Materials plays a pivotal role in advancing the overall direct materials strategy of the organization by contributing to several key areas such as Cost Optimization and Efficiency, Supply Chain Resilience and Risk Mitigation, Innovation and Competitive Advantage and Cross-functional Collaboration and Alignment. 


What You'll Do:

  • Play a key role overseeing all aspects of purchasing related to direct materials within the organization.
  • Lead the direct materials purchasing team.
  • Develop and implement category strategies.
  • Manage supplier relationships.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to optimize costs, quality, and delivery performance.


What You'll Bring:

  • Expertise in category management, risk management, procurement processes and leadership abilities, all combined with strong focus on sustainability.
  • Strategic thinking and excellent communication skills.
  • Experience with financial management, while also demonstrating strong analytical and project management skills.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and effective stakeholder engagement.


 Why Join Us?

  • We are named the world's #1 most trustworthy company in the construction sector by Newsweek and Statista in 2023! And one of the top companies to grow your career in Belgium in 2023 according to LinkedIn!
  • Our culture – we connect & care about those around us. We nurture teamwork, communities, partnerships and new ways of working, placing the highest importance on the safety and working environment of our people.
  • Our ‘Road to Sustainability 2030’ is our plan to help build a better, sustainable future. We work towards this vision by caring about our social and environmental impacts and developing innovative solutions
  • We have a strong conviction that diversity of thinking helps us to deliver a strong and sustainable performance. It is also essential for us that everyone feels part of the team. In this spirit, we are committed to equal opportunities and zero tolerance towards discrimination
  • Flexibility: For us, hybrid and flexible working is all about trust, and we want you to be able to do your best work.