Procurement Projects Lead

Job Locations
BE-Zwijndrecht | BE-Any Location
Position Type
Job Time
Experience Level
Senior Level
Education Level
Bachelors Degree
Travel %
Shift Schedule
Posting Date
7 days ago(1/20/2021 2:46 AM)

Company Overview

Over Dematic

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 7,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

The Role

Dematic is looking for a Procurement Projects Lead to join our winning team in Zwijndrecht, Belgium.  This highly visible Procurement Projects Lead role is accountable to collaborate with Procurement Regional Category Leads, Project Management, Engineering, Solutions Development, Finance, A/P, Quality and others to develop, communicate and execute world class strategies for projects that deliver the project on time, mitigate risk, ensure top line growth and drive bottom line savings. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned Procurement professional to take on large spend for key customers within our growing organization, while positioning us for future success.


Position Summary:

The primary functions of the Project Procurement Lead will be:

  • Attend weekly project management meetings to fully understand project scope, Resale content with ‘as-is’ risks and installation schedules with critical milestones
  • Work with sourcing Category teams to identify qualified sources of Resale equipment to develop the Project sourcing plan.
  • Prepare Resale project requirements content sheet for Category teams to populate project sourcing plan
  • Communicate supplier lead times to develop equipment ‘drop-dead’ order dates to ensure equipment is ordered with sufficient time to enable on-time supplier deliveries to project schedule
  • Maintain supplier delivery date schedule
  • Attend Gate review meetings and alert team on any resale-related issues
  • Conduct supplier gate reviews (based on content/risk) with key/critical suppliers per checklist
  • Give direction to Tactical Procurement team for project-specific expedites
  • Track negotiated resale savings (net of increases) to determine Procurement savings – this includes comparing “as-sold” Resale content budget compared to resale purchase actuals.  Work with Project Finance for alignment. 
  • Perform as the main Procurement liaison between Project Management and Engineering for project related activity.
  • Conduct post-project reviews with the Project Team and develop pro-active solutions to supplier related concerns for future projects.
  • Align with Regional Program Management project support structure, as well as large customer accounts


What We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or related discipline.   
  • Certified Professional Supply Management (CPSM) preferred and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred
  • 5-8 years of relevant project-based Procurement experience 
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Operates with minimal business direction
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in procurement processes and driving business results through influence and leadership
  • Strong capabilities in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Preferred experience in SAP and MS Teams.
  • Embodies KION Group Values of Integrity, Collaboration, Courage, and Excellence.
  • Able to be effective in a remote, global, and matrixed environment. 
  • Travel as required by job, estimated to be 10%-20%


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