Procurement Manager Projects South

Job Locations BE-WBR-Nivelles | BE-WBR-Nivelles
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 8 months ago(29/11/2023 14:22)
Support Functions-Procurement & Supply Chain
Primary Location : Location

Job Description

We are looking for a Procurement Manager Projects South for Nivelles.

In this role 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:

Team management:

  • manage, support and develop the team. Guide them through the purchasing processes in full compliance with the company's set ethical code in order to have a motivated and performing team to realize the Purchasing strategy
  • create a work environment that attracts talent, facilitates open discussion and result-driven teamwork
  • support the team in developing a savings mindset and approach

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
  • ensure delivery of business and procurement targets

Mission, strategy & objectives setting:

  • contribute to the operationalization and implementation of the mission, strategy and objectives setting of Procurement BeLux

Policies, processes, governance & organization:

  • contribute to design and implement the proper procurement policies, processes and organization in order to achieve the goals set for the organization
  • communicate, roll-out and enforce Group and Equans BeLux procurement governance throughout the organization and towards internal and external stakeholders


  • support to increase visibility of the procurement activity and organization (internal and external) and develop/support initiatives within/outside the Group in order to position Procurement, to optimize cooperation and create synergies where possible with all the stakeholders

Your roles - next to the main accountabilities, you perform (a selection of) roles within the Procurement organization:

  • Procurement Project Lead (PPL):
    • manage/coordinate the procurement support for the overall project (including coordinating other Procurement contributors if applicable)
    • Procurement SPOC for the project for the internal client and other stakeholders
  • Contract Manager (CM):
    • manage contract lifecycle of existing contracts (contract renewal, contract optimization,…)
    • negotiate and manage new (recurrent) contracts
    • support other roles (PPL, SME,…) with contract management expertise and administration expertise
    • 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)
  • 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,…)
    • vendor management (vendor administration, Sudoca,…)
    • other operations support (PIP,…)

You report to the Head of Procurement Projects.


What do you need to be successful in this function?

  • university master or equivalent by relevant experience
  • experience in leading large procurement projects
  • minimum 5 years of experience in multi-technical domains
  • good team leadership experience (min. 5 years of experience in managing a team, preferably in a multi-site environment)
  • 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)
  • stakeholders management:
    • contacts at high level/senior/middle management, with diverse, critical or unstable stakeholders
    • formally represent the company internally and externally (towards suppliers,…)
  • very good communication & influencing skills
  • verbal and written proficiency in French (mother tongue or equivalent) and English (professional level)


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, 13th month, holiday pay
  • lease car (with fuel card)
  • smartphone with subscription, laptop, internet fee
  • additional paid leave, homeworking

We are looking forward to meeting you!


Are you interested in this position and do you have questions? Please contact our HR colleague Karine Paelinck - 02 206 04 29 or 0475 63 12 52 or karine.paelinck@equans.com or linkedin.com/in/karine paelinck


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