Procurement Specialist in Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Procurement Specialist

Job Title:

Procurement Specialist

Location: Antwerp

Reports to in Project Phase:

Site Procurement Manager

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

The job holder will have the following key accountabilities:

Procurement

  • Participate in scope definition for equipment, materials and services.
  • Challenge demand appropriately and critically review requisitions, specifications and scope.
  • Conduct market research and source the market for best opportunities, partners and alternatives which fit for purpose. Identify and recommend new suppliers that can offer commercial and/or technical advantages to mitigate risks.
  • Screen and evaluate suppliers based on quality, service, reliability, safety, energy performance and efficiency, production and distribution capabilities, availability, solvency, reputation and history.
  • Solicit and follow up bid proposals.
  • Analyse quotations, prices and commercial conditions and set-up a commercial bid comparison.
  • Coordinate the evaluation process and interfaces with other disciplines.
  • Lead negotiations to secure best commercial terms in accordance with the technical specifications and (project) requirements to ensure best value for the assets.
  • Benchmark prices and commercial conditions to determine competitive price setting.
  • Prepare and issue purchase orders.
  • Ensure on time deliveries by adequate expediting.
  • Develop and execute action plans to optimise stock levels in coordination with technical departments and supply warehouse.
  • Ensure on time stock replenishment without any shortage to secure supply and business continuity.
  • Evaluate and monitor supplier performance.
  • Set-up and maintain the preferred vendor list.

Contract management

  • Develop, implement and execute contract (renewal) strategies.
  • Lead the contractor qualification process and coordinate HSSE evaluation.
  • Negotiate or renegotiate and administer frame agreements and contracts.
  • Evaluate and monitor contractor performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes.
  • Resolve complaints and determine corrective actions in case of defective materials or unacceptable performance.
  • Ensure in-depth knowledge of the global, regional and local outline agreements which are in place.

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES

Education/Experience

  • Engineer, bachelor or master degree in science, business and/or economics;
  • Seasoned and experienced technical buyer or contract manager;
  • Significant experience in Oil and Gas or

(petro)chemical industry.

Technical Skills

  • In-depth knowledge and expertise in technical procurement and contract management;
  • Good knowledge of (engineered) equipment, materials and (construction) services in a (petro)chemical production plant;
  • Good knowledge of contracting law and legal aspects;
  • Relevant market knowledge;
  • IT skills: SAP MM, MS Office;  Fluent in Dutch and English.

Behavioural Skills

  • Excellent negotiation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and relationship building;
  • Excellent business and commercial sense;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Strong team player;
  • Self-starter able to define and prioritize issues and solve problems;
  • Flexible, proactive, punctual and integer;
  • Innovative, with an eye for identifying opportunities to reduce costs and challenge status quo;
  • Willing and flexibility to travel.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit their resume to <email address removed>

For more information about this role please contact our London office

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