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Purchasing Coordinator

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Brunswick Marine is an affiliated company of Brunswick Corporation, one of America's longest established businesses. Brunswick Corporation endeavours to install "Genuine Ingenuity" in all of its leading consumer brands. With the EMEA headquarters in Petit-Rechain, Belgium, Brunswick Marine has regional sales offices or independent distributors in every main boating market throughout Europe, CIS, Africa and the Middle-East.

Mercury Marine is a $2.44 billion division of Brunswick Corporation. With a network of 6,000 dealers, it is the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. It provides engines, boats, services and parts to recreational, commercial and government users. Mercury’s industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; Mercury Diesel Engines, Mercury SeaPro and Racing, MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury inflatable boats; and SmartCraft electronics.

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The Purchasing Coordinator is responsible for supporting Brunswick Marine in EMEA (BME) as part of its procurement process and strategy, whether for direct or indirect spend She / He will manage and execute purchasing decisions while ensuring that procurement efficiency and business needs are met technically, economically, and qualitatively Moreover, the purchasing coordinator will support the Procurement Manager in his daily activities.


  • Activating market research and enquiries at domestic and international level to identify potential suppliers as per customer requirements.
  • Carry out procurement processes while ensuring continuous cost reduction and BME interests protection.
  • Reports to Purchasing Manager and support business decision on future contracts, pricing, supplier assessment and relationships etc.
  • Support requesters in the development and drafting of specification books.
  • Handle and analyze tenders / RFP/RFQs, provide support during the commercial agreements negotiation to achieve best total cost of ownership for direct and indirect spend (products and services), in accordance with procurement strategies.
  • Issue and review indirect purchase orders to ensure timely execution or lead time.
  • Support daily operations of BME’s procurement function in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Under the Purchasing Manager guidance and/or in collaboration with internal and external working partners define, measure, analyze, improve, and control programs and supplier performance to effectively, efficiently and proactively achieve strategic business initiatives and/or key performance indicators.
  • Negotiate commercial terms with suppliers.
  • Development of category strategies across a variety of spend.
  • Ensuring that appropriate procurement governance and compliance frameworks are adhered to.
  • Support engineering department located in Fond du Lac (Wisconsin – USA) with the EMEA sourcing, procurement, and contractual negotiation during the development of new products when needed.
  • Responsible for gathering and maintaining up to date the approved supplier’s database with all relevant & necessary information.
  • Support the EMEA purchasing Manager, VP of Supply Chain Management and/or Brunswick Indirect Procurement Team with the drafting, review, progress, follow up of supplier’s communication, statement of work, contracts, pricing agreement etc.
  • Supporting the Purchasing Manager in other procurement related task


The ideal candidates are bright, creative, and talented individuals who enjoy working with some of the world's greatest brands, in an environment that blends cultural, multi-lingual, and ethnic backgrounds, with:

  • Master or Bachelor in Supply-Chain Management, Engineering and/or Operation Management
  • 2-3 years of experience in Supply-Chain and/or Procurement Projects in an international environment
  • Fluent in English and French – Additional language such as Italian, Dutch, German, Chinese or Arabic would be an advantage
  • Strong attention to detail, stress resistant and rigorous in his/her work
  • Good interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Good communicator with excellent written and verbal communication abilities
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities
  • Autonomous and curious
  • Ability to operate in a multinational environment with people from various cultures
  • Proficient in MS Office (Words, Excel, PowerPoint…), Power BI and ERP (ideally AS400, Lotus and Dynamics 360)
  • Strong cross functional skills with a sharp sense of diplomacy.
  • Ability to adhere to a code of ethics.
  • Ability to evolve in a fast pace environment and outside of her/his comfort zone.
  • Oriented towards continuous improvement


  • A temporary contract to support the business' growth
  • A competitive salary package in line with your experience & expertise.
  • The opportunity to work autonomously in a diverse function within a fast growing international company leading in its sector
  • The possibility to fully develp your talents and to grow within your function
  • Work-life balance: flexible work schedule

  • Placed on:Fri 2 April 2021
  • Location: Petit-Rechain, Belgique

Brunswick Marine in EMEA Inc.

Parc Industriel de Petit-Rechain, Avenue Mercury 8
4800 Verviers

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