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Buyer in IT Network and Telco – Confidential (Closed)

Sectors: Finance
Functions: Buyer in IT Network and Telco
Locations: Brussels

Role purpose

In Finance, the supply chain department is key contributor to effective spend management and is responsible for the sourcing of all group non-payroll spend.

Its organization is built around two main streams incorporating strategic sourcing (In supply chain area) and contracting/tactical buying in the group accounting services . It integrates category Management and buyers and is supported by Market Analysts.

Key responsibilities

  • You will manage procurement contracts within different categories, for all of the Group and through corporate procurement methodology and negotiation, in order to assure efficient procurement
  • You manage a network of suppliers in order to ensure business and strategic objectives are reached
  • You act as member of the Cross-category sourcing team, will be in charge of tactical activities from different spend categories. Tactical activities are performed on a rotational basis according to a pre-defined planning and based on individual skills
  • You will manage contracts and sourcing mainly in IT Network and Telco services area through a network of suppliers in order to ensure that business objectives are met
  • You will support category managers and your peers in selection of suppliers, tendering process, correspondence and supplier administration
  • You maintain good relations with internal stakeholders (within department and within company) and suppliers
  • You will contribute actively in building a high performing Finance and professional supply chain department that really acts as a team across all categories and disciplines
  • You will collaborate with other category stakeholders and entire procurement team to create integrated procurement process and organization interface
  • Initiate ideas to improve overall working of category and procurement processes


  • You have 5-7 years of experience in procurement / sourcing activities and mainly in IT  Network and telco area
  • You are sensitive to confidentiality of information and ethics are key to you
  • You have excellent relationship management skills
  • You have strong negotiation skills
  • You are capable to work under pressure and to keep focus on the best corporate solution
  • You have high level of ownership and you can act autonomously as advisor in your area of expertise
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • You have analytical skills and you are used to work in cross-functional project teams
  • You have an eye for detail and have experience in coaching several buyers in their day to day

Our offer

  • Excellent opportunity to practice and develop your talents in a highly professional international environment
  • Working closely with inspiring, supportive and engaged colleagues from 80+ different countries, interacting with many stakeholders at all levels across the organization
  • Learning and development focused environment with emphasis on knowledge sharing, training, and reskilling
  • They’re agile, they’re growing and so will you!


Please send your application and/or CV to Annemie Schuermans: (+32 471 42 63 23)

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