Senior Buyer – IT Services & Products

Senior Buyer – IT Services & Products

Candriam

Brussels, Belgium

Function:

As Senior Buyer – IT Services & Products, you will use your IT skills to support and develop the process governing the purchase of IT-related products and services in the asset management sector. At the same time, you will also handle purchase requests for general products.

You will also help the Head of Purchasing recruit other players for the purchasing team in order to optimize the purchasing process. As Deputy Head, you will manage two other buyers in the team.

Help the Head of Purchasing develop and implement the purchase strategy.

Carry out purchase-related requests by:

    •  Seeking and selecting suppliers capable of fulfilling supplies-related queries;
    •  Use the purchasing process to reply to requests – which may include simple or advanced Requests-for-Proposal (RFP) – involving a thorough analysis and evaluation of possible solutions.
  • Manage purchase orders, contracts and invoices for IT products & services such as hosting services, software licences, application licences, maintenance services and advisory services;
  • Issue reports on the status of the different contracts and invoices;
  • Help the team improve the purchase-management system (contract-management information system, invoice validation, budget forecasts, etc..) and other processes.
  • Nurture relationships with internal clients (colleagues) and maintain a good relationship with our biggest suppliers;
  • Develop your market knowledge in order to be able to react promptly to specific enquiries.

Profile:

  • You have a Master’s in Purchase Management or a Bachelor’s in Economic Sciences and Business Administration with relevant experience; OR
  • You have a Master’s in Information technology and the relevant experience in purchase processing.
  • You have between 5 and 10 years’ experience in IT product and service purchasing (service & consultancy) in general products.
  • Experience of, and confident use of, information technology would be appreciated;
  • You are a born negotiator with an innate sense of tact;
  • You are customer-minded, particularly as regards internal customers (colleagues);
  • You are meticulous, pragmatic, well organised and methodical, and like handling project-oriented tasks
  • You have management experience or the relevant management skills
  • You have fluent French and English; Dutch is a bonus;
  • You are a skilled user of MS Office.

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