Business Partner Indirect spend

Job Locations BE-BRU-Brussels | BE-BRU-Brussels
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(08/05/2024 12:31)
Support Functions-Procurement & Supply Chain
Primary Location : Location

Job Description

We are seeking a Procurement Business Partner Indirect Spend (Brussels). In this role, you ensure that the goods and services required by the companies of Equans BeLux, which fall under the scope of Indirect Spend, are delivered on time, with the right quality, and in line with the business and procurement objectives, including the group strategy, while limiting risks, respecting the group’s HSE, ethical, and CSR principles, and capturing innovation.


Your main responsibilities include:

  • defining mission, strategy, and objectives:
    • contributing to the operationalization and implementation of the mission, strategy, and objectives of Procurement BeLux
  • procurement:
    • managing procurement requests in accordance with the procurement policy and service levels (ensuring competition where necessary, negotiating, contracting…)
    • handling mainly buyer and contract management files for the following scope: IT, HR, Finance, Communication, and Real Estate; also focusing on the business partner or account manager role for the respective scope
    • understanding and applying the strategic procurement process (early involvement) to maximally contribute to achieving procurement objectives (efficient and effective sourcing from suppliers)
    • knowing and understanding the categories and markets (industry, suppliers, contractors, innovations…) and internal needs (specifications, etc.) to translate organizational needs into the most suitable procurement strategy
    • negotiating business agreements and closing deals to ensure maximum added value and minimize risks

Your roles:

  • Procurement Business Partner:
    • establishing and managing strategic plans + periodic updates (priorities, target savings…)
    • continuous internal account management/SPOC for all procurement-related topics
    • actively collaborating with internal client stakeholders
    • working with other procurement teams to ensure end-to-end account management

In addition to the main responsibilities and the role of Procurement Business Partner, you will fulfill additional roles within the procurement organization:

  • Buyer role for Indirect Spend categories
  • Contract Manager (CM):
    • managing the lifecycle of existing contracts (contract extension, contract optimization…)
    • negotiating and managing new (recurring) contracts
    • supporting other roles (PPL, SME…) with expertise in contract management and administrative expertise
    • acting as a mediator in discussions between internal clients and suppliers
    • collaborating with other procurement teams to ensure contract management aligns with procurement governance (e.g., negotiating catalogs with the supplier and informing the analyst for upload)

What you need to excel in this role:

  • a university master’s degree or equivalent through relevant experience
  • a minimum of >7 years of experience in indirect spend domains
  • extensive procurement skills and knowledge: negotiation, contracting, financial and cost management, contracts, and procurement law
  • proficiency in procurement tools
  • proficiency in the Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • a good understanding of business operations in support entities
  • very good communication and influencing skills
  • oral and written proficiency in at least 2 of the 3 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, 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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