Procurement - Lead Buyer Transport & Fleet

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Procurement - Lead Buyer Transport & Fleet

Location : Brussels

Procurement - Lead Buyer Transport & Fleet


Our procurement team is evolving into a high-impact procurement organisation that develops as a strategic partner for the business. In this evolving context, we are recruiting a Lead Buyer Transport & Fleet who will help realise this transformation.

You will report to the Cluster Manager Fleet & Transport and be responsible for the strategic procurement activities in this category.

Your Mission

You will provide guidance, support and strategic advice to the entire organisation on matters related to Fleet & Transport procurement. You will use market knowledge and Strategic Sourcing strategies when contracting suppliers. You comply with the Public Procurement Legislation and internal rules and procedures related to procurement. You negotiate and conclude these contracts by using the techniques of Strategic Sourcing in accordance with the Category Plans prepared by the Category Managers.

Within the scope of Fleet & Transport are various domains of bpost: Rolling equipment, Energy, Fleet insurance, 3PL transport. You manage procurement projects of various sizes within the Category in cooperation with a cross functional team.

Tasks and responsibilities

Strategic Sourcing

You work around the implementation of all aspects of the category strategy including setting up a strategic planning, a sourcing roadmap and exercising stakeholder management;

You perform strategic sourcing for your (sub)categories with a focus on TCO optimisation and a deep understanding of the needs of the internal customers;

You are responsible for the implementation, management and optimisation of framework agreements and the execution of spot buys;

You maintain supplier relationships for the realisation of TCO optimisation including the implementation of improvement plans of the supplier performance.

Public Procurement Law

You coordinate with your Cluster Manager to ensure that the implementation of your purchase is done in the most efficient way and in accordance with the Public Procurement Act as well as internal processes.

Supplier and customer relations

You advise and support the internal customer in defining their needs, drawing up the budget and planning their procurement project. You communicate fluently and proactively with the internal customer regarding all information they need in that context (Stakeholder management).

You maintain relationships with suppliers, prospect the market and evaluate existing suppliers in order to identify new opportunities for bpost within your procurement domain.

Your Profile

In your role of Lead Buyer, you are clearly a dynamic team player who combines a solid procurement expertise with strong interpersonal skills.

We highlight the following qualities:

·        At least 5 years of experience in strategic public procurement or a related role in a large company;

·        Motivated to drive transformation in a dynamic environment;

·        Collaborative and goal-oriented mentality;

·        Thorough knowledge of procurement and negotiation techniques: supplier sourcing, supplier negotiations, supplier selection, supplier management and development ...

·        Expertise in Fleet & Transport and awareness of industry trends and best practices;

·        Familiar with the Strategic Sourcing approach: TCO mindset, opportunity identification, quantitative analysis, stakeholder management ...

·        In-depth knowledge of public procurement law

·        Knowledge of ERP and reporting techniques (Oracle, Business Objects)

·        Thorough knowledge of English and Dutch or French

The next steps

The next steps

You apply for the job
You get to know bpost thanks to your recruiter
You meet your manager and you discover the job
You start working!
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