Expert Lead Buyer | Contract Management

Job Locations BE-BRU-Brussels
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 9 months ago(28/08/2023 13:16)
Support Functions-Procurement & Supply Chain
Primary Location : Location

Job Description

What if you could be the key player in a strategic procurement operation, where you take the helm of category management and steer the contract lifecycle from start to finish?


Picture yourself at the core of Equans BeLux’s procurement process in Brussels, where your expertise ensures seamless operations and strategic success. As an Expert Lead Buyer | Contract Management, you’ll navigate the complexities of procurement with finesse, aligning with strategic goals and mitigating risks.


Are you up for it?

  • you contribute to the operationalization and implementation of the mission, strategy and objectives setting of Procurement BeLux
  • category management
    • you develop and maintain expertise (market knowledge, innovations…) in one or more procurement (sub)categories
    • you support other procurement roles where recommended with your (category) expertise
    • you manage main negotiations in your domain
  • contract management:
    • you manage a portfolio of (frame work) agreements with contracted suppliers within appointed purchasing categories
    • you manage extensions, re-negotiations for the portfolio of (frame work) agreements to ensure they are kept up to date throughout the life cycle of the agreement
    • you identify new potential (additional savings, reducing risks, efficient process) via the contracting of non-contracted key suppliers within appointed purchasing categories
    • you align with category owner at Procurement to ensure an aligned strategy and execution
    • you communicate the agreements to internal business (end users) via the appropriate channels
    • you act as moderator in discussions between internal clients and suppliers
    • you collaborate with other Procurement teams to ensure contract management in line with procurement governance (e.g. negotiate catalogs with supplier and inform analyst for upload)
    • you understand and know the categories and markets (industry, suppliers, contractors, innovations,…) and the internal needs (specifications, etc.) in order to translate the organizational needs in the most adequate agreements with suppliers
  • targets & savings:
    • work towards, follow-up and report on procurement savings targets in your scope
    • ensure that the savings are reported according to the required guidelines
    • contribute to delivery of business and procurement targets
  • you apply and communicate the proper procurement policies and processes in order to achieve the goals set for the organization
  • you apply procurement methodology and use procurement tools (supported by Procurement Excellence)

Are we a match? 

  • university Master’s degree or equivalent by relevant experience
  • minimum 5 years’ experience in multi-technical domains
  • experience in leading large procurement projects
  • procurement skills and knowledge: negotiation, contracting, financial and cost management, contracts and purchase law
  • proficiency in procurement tools
  • proficiency in Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • very good communication & influencing skills
  • proficiency (verbal and written) in minimum Dutch, and preferably French and English

Want to tackle tomorrow’s multi-technical challenges with us?

Then join our experts in the various innovative and exciting projects of Equans. You get the opportunity to use your technical skills as well as to discover cutting-edge technologies and help customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.

Joining Equans is more than that! You also get:

  • a competitive salary in line with your education and experience
  • interesting training and career opportunities
  • group-, hospitalization insurance
  • eco & meal vouchers, representation allowance
  • concessionary travel, lease car (with fuel card)
  • smartphone with subscription, laptop, internet fee
  • additional paid leave, homeworking

We are looking forward to meeting you!


Does this job interest you and would you like more information? Please contact our HR colleague Karine Paelinck – karine.paelinck@equans.com – 0475 63 12 52 – linkedin.com/karinepaelinck 


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