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Global Procurement Business Partner

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Brussels
  • Salary: €100000 - €110000 per annum
  • Job reference: 362563/001_1540464984
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 25/10/2018

Describe the job

A Global chemical organisation is seeking a Global Procurement Business Partner based in Brussels, Belgium to take responsibility across Direct and Indirect procurement for all the big contracts. A Greenfield position, it is an interesting alternative to traditional procurement as with this being the first position like this in the business, you have the opportunity to assign it within the business and bring credibility to the position. An exciting to join the company as well, with a recent merger, there are a lot of opportunities within the business to move laterally and to progress within the company.

A leader in its market, the company turned over more than €10bn last year and employs just over 25,000 people; they are a big player within the market.


  • Identify the strategic contracts across all domains and business Units
  • Lead and manage negotiations across both indirect and direct spend, establishing a resource planning for all key strategic Contracts
  • Provide support and challenge to lead buyers in the preparation and execution of large strategic contract negotiations by collecting all the required information to lead the successful negotiation
  • Identify and plan for the most adequate negotiation approaches, establishing the key terms to negotiate and develop a strong argument
  • Be integral in building this concept within the business and bring credibility to the position
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders and internal customers
  • Reporting directly into the Executive Vice President Purchasing Director

Skills and Experience Required

  • 10 years' experience or more with 5 years' experience in European procurement
  • Fluent English
  • Degree in Chemical Engineering or training in negotiation
  • Expertise in handling large contracts within the Direct procurement
  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to manager senior level stakeholders

We are looking for someone that is an extrovert and confident in their ability to build trusted relationships with internal and external relationships. They must be able to effectively use their relationships to influence and support initiatives to gain leverage in negotiations.

This person must be able to show leadership with this role working closely and leading lead buyers in negotiations. This person needs to be able to make pressurised decisions that will prove to ensure the best results.

What this Job Offers You

  • Travel opportunities.
  • Versatile health services
  • Flexible working hours
  • Commitment to family-friendly processes
  • Company retirement plan

How to apply

If you are interested in this Global Procurement Business Partner, or any other potential roles that may be available to you, apply below for a confidential discussion, or contact me directly on: +442037800035

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