Tactical Buyer

stow is one of the leading suppliers of storage solutions. Our core activity is the development, manufacturing and installation of top-quality racking systems for the storage of palletised or small goods and longer items, as well as mezzanine structures.


, Belgium

Job Description

The Tactical Buyer compiles requests from various departments for approved material requisitions, prepares purchase orders, keeps track of purchases and supplies, and responds to enquiries about orders. He/She ensures that the purchases arrived as scheduled and conform to specifications.

Your accountabilities

  • Ask price quotations to vendors & communicate them to purchasing requestors
  • Creates PO’s based on Purchasing requisitions
  • Communicate with all departments on status of PO’s
  • Follows up confirmation of order quantity, pricing, and availability.
  • Communication of orders to vendors
  • Respond to supplier inquiries about clarifying orders, changes in requests, delivery requirements and cancellations
  • Contact suppliers to ensure they are meeting delivery schedules and minimize the risk of missed deliveries.
  • Resolve problems with suppliers to speed up deliveries and to minimize the risk of supply shortages.
  • Review requisition orders to ensure accuracy and correct line item specifications.
  • Solve invoice issues in SAP (missed quantities, price differences,..)
  • Ensure audit compliance and order accuracy.


  • You have minimum a bachelor’s degree, preferably a technical/commercial master’s degree.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in Purchasing or in a technical/commercial role within a metal working or assembly company.
  • You have good knowledge of manufacturing processes in metal forming, either through education or experience
  • OR you demonstrate a strong willingness to build this knowledge.
  • You are proficient in Dutch, French & English.
  • You are figures and data driven.
  • You are able to act in a fast-moving environment and have a strong will to contribute to process improvement
  • IT Expertise: You are an experienced user of Excel and ERP. SAP experience is a big 

Additional information

What do we offer you?

  • A great and experienced team.
  • Freshly cooked lunches in our re[stow]rant in Spiere.
  • A place for learning & development.
  • A competitive salary with many benefits (meal vouchers, group- and hospitality insurance, CAO 90 Bonus).