Strategic Sourcing Expert - Soft IT
Challenging position in a mature and innovative procurement organisation!
=> Space for continuous improvement and new ideas
Our client is a worldwide leader in the finance industry. Following a new organisation of their corporate procurement department, they are actively looking for a Strategic Sourcing Expert in soft IT (data protection, security, IT projects, sourcing of relevant tools such as online applications).
As a strategic sourcing expert, you will be a part of a team lead by a visionary chief procurement officer with the objective to have a best in class procurement team in order to be able to drive the change and implement new performing strategies.
This position is key in the organization in order to support internal stakeholders and obtain a best in class network of suppliers. You will drive the implementation of new procurement processes, implement a cost efficiency and risk management strategy in the organisation.
You will be based in Brussels and Antwerp with home office facilities.
The Strategic Sourcing Expert (Soft IT) will have the following responsibilities :
- Analyze spends, future business needs and understand the evolution of the supplier market.
- Work with different business stakeholders to understand their global vision and strategy objective.
- Give recommendations, make valuable proposals and align the strategic and financial objectives.
- Build and maintain a close relationship with the business through formal and informal meetings.
- Define optimal sourcing strategies per category and select the ones that meet the needs and constraints of the business.
- Perform Sourcing projects based on a new sourcing methodology and in collaboration with the Category Manager and CPO.
- Manage the performance and relationships with key vendors. Regularly organize meetings with business stakeholders and key vendors.
- Manage Major contracts and monitor performance of your suppliers
- Follow up procurement trends and anticipate changes.
- Work with colleagues as a team, share your best practices and improve your skills in the day to day.
In order for you to be successful in this new position, you will be coached and you will participate in a best in class procurement Academy
The Strategic Sourcing Expert has the following profile :
Must have :
- At least 3 years of experience in soft IT Procurement (data protection, security, IT projects, sourcing of relevant tools such as online applications) in a corporate environment.
- Fluent in Dutch and English (French is a strong asset)
Nice to have :
- Strategic sourcing experience
- Driven by new challenges, projects and change management
- Curious and willing to learn and improve your skills
- Pragmatic and solution oriented
- Team worker
- Experience with project management
- Excellent relationship management skills
- A corporate, mature and innovative procurement department
- Onboarding training and procurement academy program
- Horizontal and vertical evolution possibilities, nationally or internationally
- A positive and dynamic mindset in the team
- Objective focus environment with space for the work/life balance.
- Attractive salary package