Chemours Logistics Buyer in Beveren, Belgium

  • Interacts on a strategic level with the SBUs to capture the business needs (VOC - voice of the client) and supports the Business Units as logistics expert

    • Performs logistics studies and projects as a project leader or as a team member.

    • Provides assistance to the BUs and PLR teams on special projects such as new business, new markets, supply chain transformations etc.

    • Networks with the Logistics team members across the globe

    • Acts as a center of competency for warehousing and transportation

    • Maintains the logistics competency and expertise in Chemours by::

o Studying latest developments in the logistics market / logistics industry in terms of systems, processes and technologies.

o Bringing the logistics expertise to the BU and supply chain decision makers.

o Participating in logistics trainings, events, fairs etc

Tasks/Responsibilities

  • Provides operational support services in international and domestic freight and/or warehousing including logistics studies.

  • Procures logistics suppliers in international and domestic freight: forwarders, carriers, inland carriers and/or warehouse and 3PL providers

  • Is the interface between the business unit’s supply chain and customer service areas in order to develop a leveraged & aligned effort

  • Participates in global & regional projects.

  • Improves the services to the businesses & lowers the total cost of ownership.

  • Represents Europe in the global modal teams & ensures that all of the critical needs to quality of the internal customers in the region are met.

  • Develops a permanent understanding of the market & is acquainted with new technologies & trends.

  • Understands & stays up to date about local & international legislation & regulations related to cross border logistics & foreign trade, anticipates market trends & gives directions to the stake holders (modal team, internal customers & management).

  • Participates in global tenders & leads tenders in Europe.

  • Incorporates the performance levels of the suppliers in the final negotiations

  • Drives suppliers’ evaluations & incorporates the performance levels of the suppliers in the final negotiations

  • Maintains the EMEA rates & contracts in the appropriated logistics systems / databases.

  • Translates the requests from the internal customers within the global networks & towards the suppliers.

  • Translates the offer from the suppliers towards the internal customers.

  • Regularly meets with suppliers to ensure company's needs are met &/or to anticipate opportunities for optimization

  • Creates cost metrics on request of the SBUs.

    • Permanently works with the internal customers to understand their present & future critical to quality needs, identifies opportunities for improvement, develops & implements new alternatives. Permanently looks for opportunities of leveraging business needs & solutions

/skills/

  • Associate or Bachelor degree or 3-5 years equivalent work experience.

  • Communication and negotiating skills.

  • Language skills: English and at least 1 other European language (more languages is an asset).

  • Strong knowledge & capability in logistics and supply chain (domestic & international)

  • PC skills: Microsoft, Transport Management System, SAP is a plus.

  • Strong affinity with regulatory & compliance reference texts.

  • Project management skills

  • General logistics knowledge and understanding of business needs.

  • Interpersonal skills and demonstrate ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Demonstrate ability to identify and define problems and develop innovative solutions.

  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task, set priorities, organize work and implement action items.

  • Demonstrate openness to change, proactively seeks optimization and continuous improvement.