Procurement Manager Operations North

Job Locations BE-VAN-Antwerp | BE-VAN-Aartselaar | BE-VBR-Grimbergen | BE-VAN-Zwijndrecht
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(26/02/2024 12:23)
Support Functions-Procurement & Supply Chain
Primary Location : Location

Job Description

For our Antwerp office, we are looking for a Procurement Manager Operations North. 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:

  • mission, strategy & objectives setting:
    • contribute to the operationalization and implementation of the mission, strategy and objectives setting of Procurement BeLux
  • Procurement operations:
    • manage the request-to-pay activities within your scope and collaborate with other Procurement teams and other stakeholders to ensure end-to-end service delivery of business and procurement targets, in line with procurement governance
    • manage a team of purchasing admin and buyers that manage purchasing requests  in line with purchasing policy and service levels (ensure competition where needed, negotiate, contracting, …)
    • manage a team of purchasing admin and buyers that handles mainly files <= 100K that works in the following sites: Zwijndrecht, Aartselaar, Brussel, Grimbergen, Houthalen, Wetteren
    • get the work done by the Procurement Operations North and South team in the most efficient while optimising the workload, increasing transversal uniform way of working , guaranteeing qualitative output while working for and close to the business; including:
      • maximize the use of catalogues by the end users
      • support the implementation of new tools (fe. Coupa)
      • collaborating with other Procurement teams and other stakeholders
  • 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

Roles- next to the main accountabilities, 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,…)

You report to a Head of procurement operations.


What do you need to excel in this job?

  • university master or equivalent by relevant experience
  • minimum >7 years of experience in multi-technical domains
  • proficiency in procurement tools
  • proficiency in Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • expert procurement skills and knowledge: negotiation, contracting, financial and cost management, contracts and purchase law
  • expert in leading and motivating a team of multiple teams that work on different sites
  • 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
  • verbal and written proficiency in Dutch and minimum one other languages: 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, 13th month, holiday pay
  • concessionary travel, lease car (with fuel card),
  • smartphone with subscription, internet fee
  • additional paid leave, homeworking


We are looking forward to meeting you!

Are you interested in this position and do you have questions? Contact our HR colleague Karine Paelinck - 0475 63 12 52 - karine.paelinck@equans.com linkedin.com/in/karine paelinck



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