Strategic Purchaser



ADB Safegate is a leading provider of solutions that boost efficiency, improve safety, raise environmental sustainability and reduce operational costs for airports and airlines worldwide. With intelligent solutions spanning the airside for gate, airfield, tower and service, the company partners with airports and airlines worldwide to increase airport performance, from approach to departure.



  • To manage the buying process for a given set of goods (mainly: copper, metal and raw materials) and/or components in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and ensure good communication
  • Negotiate and prepare contracts in line with organizational targets and requirements
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Explore alternate sources for goods and assess quotations from potential suppliers
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
  • Maintain supplier data within the ERP system for the assigned commodities
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures
  • Support new products development projects and product change requests



  • You have at least 5 years experience in strategic purchasing, preferably in an industrial environment
  • You have good contract management experience
  • You have a degree in a relevant business/ commercial or engineering discipline or equivalent by experience
  • You have a fluent professional knowledge of English, Dutch and/or French is a plus
  • You are a genuine team worker and are verbally strong in a multicultural environment
  • You are a decision maker with a good customer focus


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