Sourcing Manager

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Date: Nov 15, 2023

Location: VOV, BE, 9000

Company: Milliken and Company

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


Sourcing Manager


As a Sourcing Manager your role will be to lead & coordinate procurement projects 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 negotiate the best purchase terms. Expectations are to continuously deliver value to the business via strategic sourcing, cost reduction, supplier performance management, supply market monitoring and risk management. Overtime you will become a team leader where your people-oriented approach will support your team members to become the best version of themselves. This position is based in Ghent, and you will report directly to the Sourcing Director, based in the UK.



  • You have at least a bachelor’s degree in either Chemistry or Textiles Engineering or have professional experience in either one of those businesses.
  • You can count on several years of professional experience in purchasing/sourcing, with a preference in a leadership role.
  • You have excellent spoken and written skills in Dutch and English. French is a plus.
  • Good computer literacy: advanced knowledge in Excel and SAP.
  • You are a born negotiator & an excellent communicator.
  • Your proactive and problem-solving attitude gets you the results that are demanded.



We offer a challenging job, based in the city center of Ghent. You will be part of an international company where you will be supported by a qualified team that will encourage you to show your entrepreneurship and independence. Next to that you will receive a full-time, permanent employment in a versatile position within an international and innovative organization. Thanks to continuous training you will stay up to date within your field of expertise. You can count on a competitive remuneration package with fringe benefits such as a company car with fuel card, meal vouchers of €8/day, hospitalization and group insurance, flexible working hours and the possibility of bicycle leasing.

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