Purchase Assistant - Raw Materials

Supply Chain Wevelgem, Belgium


We are excited to be recruiting for our Medgenix plant in Wevelgem, Belgium. As Purchase Assistant - Raw Materials you ensure that the flow of raw materials is smoothly and continuously ensured so that our production is optimally up & running.  You are part of the P&P team and report to the P&P Manager.

Main Responsibilities:

  • You take care of the daily order management and the communication regarding this (i.e. processing purchase orders, sending order confirmations, registering and following up lead times, price conditions and inbounds in SAP).
  • You actively prospect for new suppliers, ensure continuous supplier evaluation and conduct negotiations with suppliers (with support from the Perrigo global sourcing team).
  • You will look for purchasing synergies within Perrigo to achieve cost savings.
  • You will gain insight into supplier downtime, ensure smooth communication of potential shortages or delays to (bulk) Planning and to the Global sourcing team.
  • You are responsible for reviewing and updating raw material specifications and related documentation based on (GMP) quality requirements.
  • You are responsible for stock management: ensuring correct stock levels in SAP, MRP and management of MOQs and obsolete stocks.
  • You are the contact person between company and supplier to resolve quality deviations and rejections of raw materials.
  • Reviewing scorecards of suppliers / supplier assessment.


  • You have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline and/or can look back on extensive relevant work experience in a production environment. You have built up a solid knowledge of supply chain & purchase processes.
  • You combine your commercial skills with administrative skills: your eye for detail and your accuracy guarantee a flawless administration and document management.
  • Thanks to your fluent personality and communication style, you are an ideal contact person, both internally and externally, and in combination with your enthusiasm, you manage to achieve the desired results.
  • You work in a very structured and planned way, and working proactively and with a focus on results are right up your alley. You can function perfectly autonomously as well as in a team.
  • The common MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) hold no secrets for you. Knowledge of SAP is a plus.
  • You can express yourself fluently and professionally both spoken and written in Dutch and English;
  • The qualities of drive, flexibility in switching between tasks and service orientation characterize you.

Why Join Perrigo?

  • A challenging position with a lot of responsibility and the ability to have a real impact!
  • Opportunity to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, with an ambitious and enthusiastic team
  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • A healthy work-life balance

We are seeking a diverse applicant pool to ensure the diversity of our team reflects the end consumers we serve through our self-care mission. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates our team’s differences. Individuals of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, ancestries, religious creeds, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities and gender expressions, national origins, ages, mental and physical abilities, familial status,’ veterans status’, military status’ and more are encouraged to apply. TOGETHER, we make lives better.