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Purchasing buyer- English speaking

About the job

Toyota Boshoku Corporation is an innovative automotive interior parts manufacturer. Our product lineup includes seats, headliners, filtration and powertrain components, as well as textiles and exterior components. With more than 50.000 colleagues working in our 90 group companies, we strive to provide a safe and comfortable automobile interior space for people all over the world.

From our regional headquarters based in Zaventem (Brussels area), our team ensures the development and supports manufacturing of high-quality car interior components.


  • Purchasing of parts and materials which are commonly used by the plants in European Africa region

  • Supplier selection based on the request coming from the plants for new projects

  • Contract management with the selected suppliers

  • Periodical price updates with suppliers

  • Executing the APR (annual price review) negotiations with suppliers

  • Performing annual manufacturing budget planning for parts and materials purchased

  • Making regional and global benchmarks for responsible scope commodities and identifying the strong and weak points to develop improvement plan securing the long term competitiveness and sustainability.

  • Developing cost standards for commodities based on regional and global benchmarks

  • Performing cost reduction activities for the parts/materials

  • Change management for the suppliers, parts and materials

  • Monitoring supplier’s financial stability



  • Bachelor degree in economics, industrial engineering or business administration

  • Business fluency in English

  • Proactiveness to communicate and coordinate supplier selection activities with internal departments

  • Interest in automotive industry, how things are made and low cost are built

  • Flexibility and adaptability are very strong assets for this function

  • Ability to build relationships with good negotiation skills


Our offer

  • Competitive salary in line with your experience
  • Permanent contract
  • Flexible working schedule (start and end time)
  • Hybrid work
  • Hospitalization and Group insurance
  • Meal vouchers and Eco- cheques
  • Transportation reimbursement as per local regulations
  • International work environment, continuous learning
  • International project where you can develop your knowledge and skills on different areas
  • Training opportunities (external and internal)


  • Higher education preferably an Engineering degree (Mechanical, Chemical,…) or equivalent through experience
  • Ideally max 3 years of experience within the quality division in an industrial manufacturing environment, preferably in the automotive industry
  • Excellent interpersonal & argumentation skills with the ability to interact effectively throughout various functional groups and hierarchical levels
  • Willing to travel frequently (±25%) – during the workweek (Weekends are usually spent at home) to plants in the Europe-Africa region
  • Knowledge of English at a Business Proficiency level
  • Personality: analytical, fact driven, assertive, curious mind, solution oriented, convincing, ‘can do’ attitude, hands-on mindset
  • Team player
  • Ability to train and inspire people
  • Language skills: Proficient knowledge of English is a must, other languages (French, Japanese, Polish, Turkish…) are an asset.
  • Good MS Office skills
  • Driving license is required

How to apply

We are looking forward to receiving your CV (in English) via e-mail to or via form below.

If your profile matches our requirements, we will be in contact with you to define next steps.