Purchaser/Planner Analyzer Production - AppliTek, Nazareth (Belgium) in Nationwide Belgium at Hach

Date Posted: 2/8/2018

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Job ID: HAC005079

About Us

AppliTek, part of Hach, is a specialist manufacturer of on-line, automatic analyzers and monitoring systems used in a myriad of environmental and industrial applications. Our customers are within the chemical industry, water treatment, mining, power plants, or places where critical fluid analyzes are located. As Masters in Analytical Technology, AppliTek serves a global market with high-tech equipment.

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensure water quality for people around the world.

OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use products.


The main focus of this job is the professional supervision of the production of high-tech online analysis equipment for various applications, ensuring the timely availability of goods and the planning of strategic purchasing. You are responsible for the timely delivery of analyzers to our customers. You take care of and feel a high level of responsibility for the timely delivery of analyzers to our customers

In this challenging job you report directly to the Operations Manager..

Key duties and responsibilities:

• Establish and implement strategic purchase planning
• Placing and following up purchase orders
• Negotiations with suppliers and administering purchase contracts
• Maintaining supplier contact with regard to pricing, delivery dates and quality
• Check and follow-up of missing parts and orders
• Calculation of Kanban parameters
• Respond timely to changes in production processes
• Supplier assessments
• Reporting and analyzing stock values, including initiating and implementing stock control measures

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a technical direction

  • Some years of experience in a similar job is desirable

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills

  • Basic level technical knowledge (reading technical documentation, electrical diagrams)

  • Good knowledge of MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel) and AutoCAD

  • Independent, flexible, reliable, driven and goal-oriented

  • Strong time management skills

  • Dutch as first language, good English language skills

  • Living preferably in or close to region Gent-Deinze-Waregem

Our Offer:

  • Working for a leading, worldwide operating company in the field of analyzer systems and projects

  • Working according to the Danaher Business System, the system that makes us distinctive and offers unique advantages

  • Achieve results in a team, in a good team spirit

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and industrial solutions. Our globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.5B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000 percent over 20 years. 

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

For additional company details, see www.danaher.com


Danaher`s Water Quality Business is a global leader in water quality analysis and treatment, providing instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra-pure water, portable water, wastewater, groundwater and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. Our water quality business provides products under a variety of brands, including HACH, ChemTreat, and Trojan Technologies.