Regional CAPEX Buyer Machines, Manufacturing parts and tools
Athens, Greece
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Job Description

The Regional Buyer will lead and actively participate to the Europe, Middle East and Africa (Europe & MEA) strategic sourcing activities of his/ her assigned perimeter of families (as stated below). His/ Her goal will be to achieve significant year-on-year cost and productivity improvements while maintaining or improving product quality and vendor service levels. He/ She will work closely with key stakeholders (both internal and external) in member organizations and in corporate functions to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans. In this position, the Regional Buyer will report directly to the Head of Europe & MEA. 

Assigned perimeter of families within Europe & MEA: Machines, Manufacturing parts, tools and supplies. 


As the leader responsible for sourcing effectiveness within assigned families within Europe & MEA, the Regional Buyer will have the following specific responsibilities: 

·         Develop and implement sourcing strategies for assigned perimeter of familieswithin Europe & MEA – The Regional Buyer will identify and prioritize sourcing projects for assigned families. He/ She will lead cross-functional teams in the development of sourcing strategies and execution plans. 

·         Monitor assigned families’ supplier performance & risks within Europe & MEA – The Regional Buyer will work with suppliers to ensure implementation of sourcing strategy in accordance with guidelines set at Group level. He/ She will directly solve operational issues with suppliers (e.g., quality, delivery and service issues). He/ She will be responsible for holding regular supplier reviews 

·         Drive annual productivity improvements in assigned families within Europe & MEA – The Regional Buyer will develop, champion, and ensure implementation of ideas that will optimize the Group’s total cost of ownership year-over-year for assigned families according to Group guidelines 

·         Uphold internal and external policies, regulations and laws 

Success Criteria 

The Regional Buyer will be successful if – 1 year from now: 

  • Sourcing strategies for assigned families within Europe & MEA (undergoing a sourcing wave) will be defined with clear evidence of savings captured (first savings achieved) 

  • Accurate performance data for assigned families within Europe & MEA will be actively collected and monitored 

  • A common supplier scorecard, including performance metrics and a supporting measurement process, will be in place for assigned families within Europe & MEA 

The Regional Buyerwill be successful if – 3 years from now: 

  • Identified savings will have been captured 

  • Assigned families within Europe & MEA will have a defined and implemented sourcing strategy which achieves best-in-class TCO reductions while maintaining or improving service to the business 

  • Purchasing performance internal metrics and supporting data collection processes will be in place, actively monitored, and viewed as credible and accurate 

  • A robust order fulfillment process will be in place and actively used 

  • Suppliers will be actively managed and developed through the use of a common scorecarding process 

Key performance indicators 

Performance of the Regional Buyer will be measured against a series of key performance indicators (not exhaustive – KPIs and targets to be reviewed yearly in accordance with budget): 

  • Spend performance metrics: YoY savings, % of spend under procurement control, Spend / FTEs, Savings / FTEs, Cost avoidance, % price compliant with contract, % standard deviation of price vs. index basket 

  • Supplier metrics: # supplier vs. target, Supplier risk 

  • Operational performance metrics: On Time Delivery, On Conformity Delivery 

  • Transformation metrics: On time implementation of ideas/ initiatives


Minimum Training Level and Experience to hold the job: 

  • BA required with MBA preferred; other graduate degree potentially acceptable 

  • Successful, multi-year track record in a procurement organization 

  • CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) or equivalent desirable 

  • Must be willing to travel 


  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills – able to construct/execute advanced cost analyses (e.g TCO, NPV; cost-price analyses) simultaneously 

  • Good planning/project management skills – able to develop comprehensive workable issue sets in complex situations 

  • Strong negotiating skills 

  • Superior communication skills; strong interpersonal skills 

  • Excellent English communication, both written and oral 


  • Passion for reducing costs – exhibits high energy and the enthusiasm to establish a new approach to sourcing 

  • Distinctive leadership – willing to make tough/unpopular decisions, but well respected by internal and external business leaders. 

  • Comfortable with conflict – willingness to challenge “conventional” thinking 

Training Required to fully cover the job: 

  • Internal Purchasing Procedure and Legal 

  • Production and Quality Control Knowledge 

  • Microsoft Power BI 

  • SharePoint   

Additional Information

BIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly commit to hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences to help us build better products, make better decisions, and better serve our customers.  We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or similar characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

BIC is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any team member at BIC via email, or directly to a BIC team member in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of BIC, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by BIC as a result of the referral or through other means.  

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