Procurement - Sourcing Expert

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Procurement - Sourcing Expert

Location : Brussels


In a evolving context, acting as a responsible company is crucial. That is why we are looking for a Sourcing Expert for the Center of Excellence for the Procurement department. Someone who will manage and implement different projects according to our strategy. Within this role, there is an opportunity and expectation to influence and shape responsible business at the heart of bpost group.

Your Mission

As a listed public company bpost complies with the Public Procurement Regulations and internal rules and procedures related to procurement. As a Sourcing Expert, you are well versed in this legislation and you support the team in Strategic Sourcing according to the applicable regulations and processes. In doing so, you spar with the team about the approach and structure of a procurement project.

Within Procurement, the Centre of Excellence is permanently looking to improve Procurement Performance whereby the following matters are monitored:

·       Development and introduction of new methodologies and insights (process, system technical, legal);

·       Constant search for process optimisations;

·       Internal and external experience and knowledge exchange and benchmarking;

·       Compliance;

·       Reporting and tracking of Procurement Performance (savings and added value such as ESG aspects).

Main responsibilities

First line legal advisor to the procurement team in relation to Public Procurement Regulations.

Based on your procurement experience, you provide guidance, support and strategic advice to the wider procurement team (soundboarding/sparring) using strategic sourcing strategies and developing trainings on contract and stakeholder management, public procurement law and strategic sourcing.

As a member of the Centre of Excellence, you contribute to continuous improvement initiatives both within the procurement organisation and in transversal actions / projects.

Your Profile

In your role of Sourcing Expert, you are clearly a dynamic team player who combines solid strategic thinking with a hands-on approach.

We highlight the following qualities:

·       At least 8 years within a strategic procurement organisation bound by Public Procurement Regulations.

·       You have thorough knowledge of Procurement (sourcing in a large company, vendor and stakeholder management) and business needs.

·       You have strong written and oral communication skills, both in Dutch and/or French, and English.

·       Stakeholder management experience in a large organisation.

·       You are focused on efficient teamwork, can delegate and follow up with an open mindset.

·       You are creative, flexible and looking for efficient solutions.

·       You can work under pressure with an eye for detail under tight deadlines.

·        You can easily establish new contacts and work transversally.

·       You are persuasive and have the ability to take decisions.

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