Expert Lead Buyer Contract Management

Job Locations BE-BRU-Brussels
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 6 months ago(28/08/2023 13:16)
Support Functions-Procurement & Supply Chain
Primary Location : Location
Primary Location : Address Line 1
Bd Roi/Koning Albert II-laan , 19
Primary Location : Postcode

Job Description

We are looking for a Expert Lead Buyer Contract Management (Brussels).

In this job you ensure that the goods and services needed by the companies of Equans BeLux are provided in time, with the right quality, and in alignment with the business and procurement targets including Group strategy, while mitigating the risks, respecting the Group HSE, ethical and CSR principles and capturing innovation.

Your main accountabilities:

  • mission, strategy & objectives setting:
    • contribute to the operationalization and implementation of the mission, strategy and objectives setting of Procurement BeLux
  • contract management:
    • manage a portfolio of (frame work) agreements with contracted suppliers within appointed purchasing categories
    • 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
    • maintain information in the contract database
    • identification of new potential (additional savings, reducing risks, efficient process) via the contracting of non-contracted key suppliers within appointed purchasing categories
    • align with category owner at Procurement to ensure an aligned strategy and execution
    • support & escalation related to ‘End of Year Bonus’ activities
    • communication of agreements to internal business (end users) via the appropriate channels
    • act as moderator in discussions between internal clients and suppliers
    • 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)
    • 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
  • policies, processes, governance & organization:
    • apply the proper procurement policies and processes in order to achieve the goals set for the organization
    • communicate and apply Group and Equans BeLux procurement governance throughout the organization and towards internal and external stakeholders
  • methodology & tools:
    • apply procurement methodology and use procurement tools (supported by Procurement Excellence)
  • coaching:
    • coach other (lead) buyer profiles (where relevant/needed)
  • marketing:
    • support to increase the visibility of the procurement activity and organization (internal and external)
  • 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

Your roles:

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME):
    • develop and maintain expertise (market knowledge, innovations,…) in one or more procurement (sub)categories
    • support other roles (CM, PPL, CLB,…) where recommended with your (category) expertise
    • manage main negotiations in your domain
    • support category activities in line with Group requirements (activities are defined by Equans Group and aligned with Equans BeLux)
  • Global Category Lead Buyer (GCLB):
    • manage category in line with Group requirements
    • geographical scope is broader than BeLux
  • Supplier Relationship Manager (SRM):
    • apply the SRM governance to suppliers within your scope
    • manage supplier (relationship) reviews (where reviews are required) (including up-to-date supplier card,…)

You report to the Head of Procurement Contract Management.


What do you need to be successful in this function?

  • university master’s degree or equivalent by relevant experience
  • minimum >7 years’ experience in multi-technical domains
  • experience in leading large procurement projects
  • expert procurement skills and knowledge: negotiation, contracting, financial and cost management, contracts and purchase law
  • proficiency in procurement tools
  • proficiency in Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • good understanding of the business deployed in the operational entities
  • ability to formally represent the company internally and externally (towards suppliers,…)
  • very good communication & influencing skills
  • proficiency (verbal and written) in minimum two of the following languages: English, French and Dutch


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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