Procurement Officer

Who is World of Tents?

World of Tents, located in Ronse, has a passion for developing and producing tents and sheltering materials for an international client base. Craftsmanship, passion for the product and customer focus are central driving factors throughout the entire organisation of World of Tents.

Thanks to years of presence and expertise, WOT reaches various target markets through its established brands: Alpinter provides solutions for global disaster relief for over 30 years whilst Alpino supports scouting and youth organisations as well as campers/travelers with top quality tents. The latest brand creation, Autentic is active within the growing glamping and lifestyle market.

The company is headquartered in Renaix and employs about 40 people.

World of Tents is currently looking for a competent Procurement Officer.

Your Position

You will work in the dynamic WOT organization and report to the Supply Chain Manager.


  • Supervise and ensure the sourcing and purchasing of materials, services and/or equipment for the assigned purchasing portfolio.
  • Perform procurement duties within the set procurement policy, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Ensure an uninterrupted and timely supply within specifications at optimal and competitive total cost of ownership and optimized created value.
  • Identify and implement actions to get Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) improvement
  • Reduction of dependency on existing suppliers by extending supplier network
  • Identify cost drivers and develop a tactical plan to deliver cost savings and quality improvements in line with the Company’s business plan, year over year.
  • Analyze & monitor market situation and options. Identify threats and opportunities.
  • Build and manage relationships with suppliers. Contribute to the assessment (including audits) and performance follow-up of suppliers.
  • Support the supply chain process from vendor’s presmises to production sites and/or storage facilities
  • Negotiate supply agreements and contracts within the mandate and in line with internal procedures.
  • Lead the Request for Proposal/ Request for Quotation process.
  • Analyze & compare offers (e.g. price, content and quality, service level…), using factual evaluation grid as much as possible
  • Develop a vendor management system and monitor performance in coordination with the Company’s Quality Manager
  • Ensure the filing, maintaining, and follow-up of elements related to the assigned portfolio: contracts, vendor selection & evaluation, market and needs data, payment terms…

Your Profile

  • Strong Total Cost of Ownership and negotiation mindset
  • Sharp analysis skills to determine optimal costing/TCO versus other business parameters
  • Purchasing expertise for raw materials as well as finished goods is preferable
  • Able to communicate at all levels, including vendor management
  • Capability to “close deals” after thorough negotiation
  • Supports proper utilization of ERP system (Odoo)
  • Creative, flexible problem solver able to multi-task on various projects.
  • Structured approach to the procurement process, using best in class techniques
  • Understanding of supply chain processes and international goods traffic
  • Able to work with a worldwide vendor network, capacity to function in diverse cultural business environment
  • You have obtained a Bachelor’s degree and have a at least 3-5 years work experience within supply chain and purchasing division.
  • A background in textile/garment industry is a plus
  • You are a results-driven team player who relies on thorough analyses. A proactive, entrepreneurial, hands-on mentality is recommended.
  • You know how to organize things, but also how to adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Excellent personal skills will enable you to develop strong partnerships both externally and internally. You adapt your communication style to different interlocutors.
  • You communicate fluently in English and in Dutch or French. Any additional language is considered a plus.




  • We offer a position with large growth potential within a dynamic company offering a professional, result-driven and positive atmosphere.
  • You will be part of an international, multicultural and dynamic organization where your entrepreneurship and drive will be embraced and supported.
  • In return for your commitment, flexibility and completion of the strategic projects, you will receive a competitive salary package.


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