Technical Buyer

Our Technical buyer is responsible for the phits insole production and the electronics footscan production. As a Technical Buyer, you are responsible for purchasing and following up with our suppliers. You will also inquire about prices, scout the market for alternatives, and look for specific solutions needed for R&D, production, and operations.

What you will do

  • You build and maintain effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers — balancing quality, cost, and time requirements.
  • You ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships, in line with international standards and internal requirements.
  • You ensure a continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems that may pose a risk or have an impact on business operations.
  • Working with specs and requirements is crucial as we produce medical devices. This means our purchasing suppliers must be SOx, ISO1385, and MDR compliant (supplier quality assurance).
  • You report to and collaborate closely with the Operations Manager.

Your profile

  • You have excellent negotiation skills while maintaining crucial and unique supplier relations.
  • You are an excellent team player. You will have to collaborate with technical and non-technical people, both internally and externally.
  • You have a good technical understanding and can draft technical specs, and have know-how about the supply chain.
  • Basic knowledge of additive manufacturing (AM) and electronics is a big plus.
  • You have a good understanding of SQA, as well as an affinity with MDR/ISO13485.
  • You have excellent communication skills in Dutch and English.
  • You are willing to travel sporadically (mostly in the EU).
  • You have experience, preferably in a similar role. However, we are open to receiving a junior profile if you can combine strong commercial skills (e.g., Sales) with a quick and accurate technical understanding (relevant education).

Location and type of contract

  • Materialise Motion
  • Paal, Beringen
  • Permanent contract
  • Associate-level position

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Working at Materialise

Materialise is a dynamic, international high-tech company, founded in 1990 and headquartered in Belgium, with over 2,300 employees worldwide. Materialise’s mission is to innovate for a better and healthier world through its software and hardware infrastructure and in-depth knowledge of additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing). Our customers are in diverse industries, such as automotive, aerospace, medical, research, and academia.

As a growing company, Materialise is always looking for enthusiastic professionals who want to work in an environment full of revolutionary technology and surrounded by people passionate about their work.

Benefits

Having a healthy work-life balance

When creating a better and healthier world, a good place to start is with yourself. That’s why we encourage our employees to stay fit both physically and mentally by offering sports workshops and flexible hours with the possibility of working remotely.

Personal growth and career opportunities

Materialise invests in people and want to see them grow in a career that fits them best. We offer personal training to every employee, so they can access every available career opportunity.

Team building

It’s also important to enjoy working at Materialise. With initiatives such as memorable team-building activities, lively after-work drinks, and team lunches, we’re building a work environment in which our employees feel good.

Innovation is key

Innovation isn’t an empty word at Materialise. We create and deliver high-tech solutions in additive manufacturing. Innovation and leadership by our employees is both encouraged and rewarded.