Brussels Airlines is the Belgian airline that offers the widest choice of flights to and from its base in Brussels Airport. The group has around 4000 employees and 53 aircraft that operate some 300 scheduled flights daily. Values such as flexibility, punctuality, reliability, excellent service, multi-lingual staff, guaranteed low cost fares and top quality are the order of the day every day at Brussels Airlines.

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Procurement Project Manager

Job Objective

As Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for leading or supporting one or more Procurement categories and/or serving as the key procurement contact to one or more business areas.

Key to your success will be your ability to influence, problem solve and drive change across different departments of the company. You will engage and support internal stakeholders and a diverse group of external suppliers.

Key Result Areas

  • Take the lead in assigned procurement projects together and in close collaboration with the requesting department and other involved departments (business control, legal, technics, …)
    • Identify, understand and challenge the business needs and requirements;
    • Prepare or assist to the preparation of the business case;
    • Translate the business needs and requirements into objective and relevant specifications and Selection criteria;
    • Search the market and select qualified suppliers based on relevant selection criteria;
    • Draft the RFI, RFQ or RFP;
    • Analyze and align the offers and identify the negotiation levers;
    • Prepare the negotiation strategy and conduct the negotiations;
    • Together with the team, make a decision on the selected offer and supplier and present to the management
    • Prepare and negotiate the contract and related service level agreements;
    • Ensure proper supplier relationship management is in place, according the strategic level or/ and criticality of the type of services / goods
  • Ensure analytics insights in supplier expenditures, in commercial/pricing models and transform this data into insights that ultimately drives business decision
  • Review and challenge traditional ways of working in order to streamline the processes and the tools to improve customer service, operational efficiency and profitability.
  • Stay well informed about the evolutions within the specific field, keep his/her knowledge up-to-date within the context of new developments in order to strengthen his/her credibility by offering a service based on continuously updated knowledge.
  • This position reports to the Head of Procurement.

Profile

  • Higher Educational background: preferably in business administration, finance (supply chain) or engineering;
  • 5+ years of experience in Procurement / Supply Chain /relevant Business;
  • 3+ years of experience in an international / multi-country environment;
  • Proven experience in managing and delivering projects on time in international and cross-entity settings;
  • Excellent written and oral communications in English;
  • Experienced in third party (supplier) management;
  • Depth knowledge of financial terms and principles, knowledge in contract law;
  • Procurement capabilities : Very good understanding of strategic sourcing and demand levers, commercial and contractual levers and risk, and cross-functional approaches and ability to adapt levers to cope with specific challenges;
  • Highly experienced negotiator with track record of large volume, complex negotiations;
  • You are pro-active with a positive attitude and definitely not afraid to think out of the box and you can tackle occurring problems in a creative way;
  • Strong team player with experience with middle and top management, handling all stakeholders groups and creating networks even in difficult environments;
  • Results-driven, strong organizational skills and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Quick learner and can demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Process driven with eye for simplification of processes and efficiency gains;
  • Ability to work independently, in team and closely with senior management team members and take decisions as and when required.

 

Your application will be evaluated by the HR department of Brussels Airlines itself. For any additional feedback regarding your application, we kindly refer you to the Brussels Airlines HR department.

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