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Acheteur mécanique hfx

Requisition ID:  2556

Louvain-la-Neuve, BE

Work regime:  Full-Time
Kind of contract:  Open Ended Contract



As an Mechanical Buyer, you will be in charge of the sourcing of strategic mechanical assemblies and sub-assemblies used in the development and manufacturing of IBA equipment. You will report to the Direct Purchasing Manager.

Challenges we trust you with


Your role will be:

  • To perform sourcing marketing to identify potential suppliers.
  • To prepare RFQ (Requests for Quotations) and send them to identified suppliers
  • To prepare, challenge and negotiate with the suppliers.
  • To ensure the quality of the purchased items in collaboration with the Suppliers Development Engineers team.
  • To build up and secure the production capacities of the suppliers.
  • To identify critical parts, organize technical reviews and post-mortem with suppliers.
  • To identify and implement collaborative actions to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership and deploy continuous improvement actions.
  • To coordinate purchasing activities with R&D, engineering and system owners as well as the whole manufacturing and supply chain.
  • To provide feedback to R&D about technological improvements available on the market.
  • To lead recurrent meetings with your dedicated Procurement Associate and Supplier Development Engineer (SDE) in order to follow issues, action plans, and improvements related to your purchased commodities.
  • To define, get approval on and implement sourcing strategies for your commodities of products

What we value


You have:


  • A Master degree in mechanical Engineering
  • Knowledge of mechanical manufacturing processes, welding processes, coating processes are a must
  • A first experience (minimum 3 years) in the purchasing of high-tech equipment based on technical specifications and technical drawings
  • Knowledge of MS Office and SAP (MM) 
  • Excellent negotiation, networking and persuasion skills

And you also are:


  • A driven and result-oriented individual and you are able to organize your work autonomously
  • A flexible and stress resistant person with effective organizing and problem solving skills
  • Capable to propose innovative solution to manage a huge quantities of references to source
  • A team player with excellent oral and written communications skills, both in French and in English
  • Familiar with Quality Management Systems

Life at IBA

Diversity is fundamental to our culture. We value the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives and talents they bring to IBA. We learn from and respect the cultures in which we work, promote diversity within our workforce, and have an inclusive environment that helps each and every one of us to fully contribute to IBA’s success.

The identity of IBA is characterized by a group of colleagues driven by motivation, curiosity, creativity, the desire to learn on a daily basis, by technical challenges and above all by a highly developed team and family spirit that makes the daily life smoother and more enjoyable!

By joining a team of about 40 nationalities and working on more than 45 different sites on 3 continents, IBA offers you the opportunity of a meaningful career with a direct impact in the fight against cancer.

We are driven by: 

  • Innovating in a cutting-edge technology environment
  • Developing professional and personal skills by learning on the Job; by participating in challenging projects; top class courses 
  • Evolving in a friendly culture environment based upon solid values (dare - share - care - be fair) 
  • Acting autonomously and belonging to motivated teams with good work-life balance 
  • Contributing to a company where sustainability, safety and well-being are key to our success

If you are passionate, cause-driven, you can make this quest yours by joining our dedicated colleagues and give your career a new meaning.

IBA Group

IBA is offering a broad and amazing diversity of careers. For our business units to perform at their best, they can rely on various shared services that give the appropriate support to each activities so that they can run their business smoothly. Finance, legal, corporate communication, human resources play together a key role in the company growth.

IBA: Protect, Enhance and Save Lives

IBA is the world leader in particle accelerator technology and designs, produces and markets innovative solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other serious illnesses, and for industrial applications such as the sterilization of medical devices.

IBA is driven by a mission to Protect, Enhance and Save Lives. IBA’s innovative mindset, dedication to technological and scientific progress and long-standing open relationships with customers and partners make IBA a unique scientific company.

A committed company

IBA believes in a business model that creates shared and long-term value for all its stakeholders:

IBA increases market share and return for its shareholders, improves quality of life for its customers, patients and employees, and contributes to the well-being of the society. All while maintaining and restoring the planet’s health. IBA has integrated this stakeholder approach into its company bylaws.

This vision is operationalized since 2021 by the B-Corp certification, a holistic tool to assess, benchmark and ultimately improve its sustainability journey.

Learn more about IBA and its technologies, download our new corporate brochure or visit our corporate website.

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