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Milliken Textiles
Ham 24
9000 Gent
Aan de personeelsverantwoordelijke


Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865.  With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including
specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world to add value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make the world more sustainable.
We have a global presence with 39 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France and China. For its Ghent location, Milliken is currently looking for a dynamic and motivated Buyer


As a Buyer your role will be to lead & coordinate procurement projects coordinate and solve purchasing issues for raw materials & indirect spend for our Belgian & French plant. You will thoroughly analyze the current portfolio of suppliers and look for creative saving opportunities that reduces the total cost for the company and check the purchase terms. You conduct market research and based on your analyses you contact existing and potential new suppliers. You negotiate prices, lead-times and year contracts with national and international suppliers. You will feed the ERP systems with local requested data (SAP / SRM catalogues) and will take ownership and fully use of new tools to integrate in our processes. This position is based in Ghent and you will report directly to the Sourcing Director, based in the UK. 



  • You have an Engineering/Textiles/Commercial bachelor or master degree, preferably with some background in procurement. 
  • You have at least 3 to 5 years of experience in purchasing 
  • You have excellent spoken and written skills in Dutch and English. French is a plus. 
  • Good computer literacy: advanced knowledge in Excel. SAP is a plus 
  • You are a born negotiator & an excellent communicator
  • Proactive and a problem-solving attitude, initiative taker.
  • Motivated, accurate, thorough, self-starter 



We offer a challenging job, based in the city center of Ghent. You’re part of an international company and you have the responsibility of your own important projects. You will be supported by a qualified team that will encourage you to show your entrepreneurship and independence.


Enthusiastic about the above? Please apply explaining why you would be successful in the role of Buyer in our team. You can send your motivation letter and resume to JobsHREurope@Milliken.com.