Operational Buyer


Based in Ovar, Portugal, you will assure that mechanical parts are ordered on time, actively follow-up the supply chain flow to ensure delivery lead times, provide supplier performance inputs, report supplyment constraints and check invoices.

Ovar, Portugal

What do we expect from you?

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Continuously check mechanical parts requisitions and timely place the purchase orders according to centrally outlined category strategy, supplier selection and pricing;

  • Liaise with transport planners and provide the necessary information to organize transports;

  • Actively follow-up the supply chain flow and scheduled deliveries to assure lead times;

  • Anticipate or delay purchase orders based on priorities and planning revisions;

  • Internally report supplyment constraints to adjust planning and submit supplier complaints;

  • Maintain a close relation with suppliers and provide inputs on supplier performance (delivery, quality, etc.) to central category managers for regular supplier evaluation;

  • Validate invoices and resolve potential invoice blocks due to quantity or price discrepancies.

Skills for success

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Material Management;

  • Knowledge of mechanical parts production process

  • Solid English skills, both verbal and written (French is a plus);

  • Intermediate / Expert level MS Excel user;

  • Experienced ERP user (SAP is a plus);

  • Figures and data driven mindset, able to act in a fast-moving environment.

Wanted experience

one to three years of experience

What do we offer you?

  • Attractive salary in an international work environment