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Advanced Purchasing Specialist

Advanced Purchasing Specialist | Zedelgem

CNH Industrial . Zedelgem, Flanders, Belgium

CNH Industrial is a global capital goods company specializing in equipment and services for Agriculture and Construction. The Company operates commercially through its brand portfolio which includes Case IH, New Holland Agriculture, Steyr, CASE and New Holland Construction Equipment. More information can be found on the corporate website:

Advanced Purchasing Specialist

Who are we looking for:

he Advanced Purchasing Specialist represents purchasing as a member of a cross functional platform team tasked with developing CNH Industrial’s next great products. This position is responsible for collaborating with suppliers and engineering to develop components from concept to production.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Manages all purchasing activity for multiple, concurrent new product development programs.

  • Creates, forecasts, and executes sourcing and tooling plans to ensure product launch meets all program targets for quality, timing, and cost.

  • Accountable for the cost of purchased parts to ensure program deliverables meet gross margin targets.

  • Increases supplier value through R&D, co-design, and innovation.

  • Has decision making authority on all sourcing decisions for new product.

  • Holds suppliers accountable to commitments and project deliverables independently and takes the appropriate steps to escalate when required.

  • Manages negotiation and implementation of all technical modifications.

  • Manages the prototype ordering (RFQ, negotiation, ordering, expediting delivery)

Your key competences and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Management or related.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in purchasing, project management, or similar.

  • Experience in the production or procurement of components and subsystems, preferably within a manufacturing environment.

  • Working knowledge of product development methodology (APQP or similar).

  • A high level of project management skill, with the ability to map out all deliverables for the entire development cycle to meet product launch goals. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to influence through indirect authority.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to understand and explain complex problems to others.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to work well independently and with teams.

  • Nice-to-haves:

  • Fluent in English, knowledge of Italian is not mandatory but useful.

  • Available to travel (max 10% of time).


  • Working at CNH Industrial is working in an environment where, partly due to its international character, numerous development opportunities are offered. The CNH Industrial Belgium site in Zedelgem employs more than 3,000 people. In that one location, a variety of departments are present, ranging from design - with an R&D center with more than 400 employees - over production to service and dealer training to all support departments.

  • CNH Industrial Belgium in Zedelgem is also located in a congestion-free area and is easily accessible.

  • We offer a very attractive salary package, with numerous fringe benefits, such as our bonus system, insurance, eco-cheques, meal vouchers and no less than 20.5 working time reduction days on top of the statutory vacations (in full-time system).

Are you as passionate as our people? Would you like to join a great team and help build the most innovative and largest agricultural machines on the market? Then apply quickly! Want to know more about CNH Industrial?

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