Group Procurement Manager

Group Procurement Manager

Belgium

Kallo, 'Linker Oever' Port of Antwerp

The Group Procurement Manager leads, manages and executes the Procurement function for the group in a structured and standardized way while taking local requirements into account to ensure that growth is achieved in a controlled, responsible and sustainable matter. You successfully deliver and execute the procurement strategies across the group in line with the company’s business plan and support the executive team in delivering procurement cost savings. Where possible you improve and drive structure and standardization across the group.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Develop, implement and manage group procurement strategy
  • Support the local entities with the execution of local strategies in line with the group procurement strategy
  • Identify and recommend “best in class” suppliers and manage key relationships
  • Manage “supplier selection” for group contracts
  • Contract management (including negotiations and contract definition)

Candidate profile and background:

  • 3 to 5 years of management responsibility in procurement in international environment, preferably in the port operations, supply chain, warehousing or logistics area
  • Several years of group procurement and contract management experience
  • Experience in areas pertaining to corporate/project strategy, project feasibility, economic analysis, risk and issues management, project lifecycle management, procurement projects, project delivery including planning and controls and issues management
  • Thorough understanding of procurement best practices and procedures
  • Familiarity with whole life, whole cost asset management principles and practices including relevant international standards and best practice approaches
  • Result-oriented, analytical, problem solving, decision and execution focused
  • Strong leadership negotiation and communication skills
  • Excellent understanding (written and verbal) of the English and Dutch language

 

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