Indefinite duration, full-time, Brussels
Your role & work environment1
1 Amounts are indicative and can change over time
Lead procurement projects and activities up to medium financial and medium non-financial risk, up to 150 k€, and facilitate the decision making of sourcing alternatives.
Report to the Head of sourcing non-ITS, who reports to the Chief Procurement Officer.
Your key responsibilities
• Lead sourcing activities (needs specification, supplier pre-selection, negotiation, contract drafting, ...) up to medium financial and medium non-financial risk for purchases up to 150k€ and supports more experienced buyers in larger and critical purchases.
• Realize an optimal price/performance/risk or price/quality/risk balance and strive for structural savings.
• Continuously gather market intelligence and category (products and services) expertise, and perform spend analyses as input for category plans.
• Identify opportunities to target supplier rationalization which delivers effective and efficient use of suppliers while mitigating risks.
• Assist more experienced buyers in the category management process.
Account & relationship management
• Contribute to the development of a limited part of the yearly account plan and progress management of the account plan.
• Ensure compliance with ING policies and processes and work with business to rectify areas of concern
We look for
A colleague with a talent for taking it on and making it happen, enthusiasm for helping others to be successful and a knack for always being a step ahead. In other words, you strive to bring fresh ideas to life and embrace challenges in a fast changing and complex environment. You are a naturally collaborative person who listens and invests in others to achieve common goals. You love to challenge the status quo and are eager to propose creative solutions to problems.
As a Buyer non-ITS you will also need:
• Minimum of Bachelor or equivalent experience
• Minimum 3-5 years of procurement experience
• Good knowledge of your non-IT categories (products and services) and markets
• High knowledge of cost- and unit prices of products and services and their composition
• Knowledge of sourcing strategies and negotiation
• Good knowledge of financials used in sourcing and category management and of cost management
• Advanced knowledge of commercial contracts and purchase law
• Good knowledge of local and bank-wide organization
• Knowledge of legal procedures, regulations, internal policies and deontological and ethical codes
• Proficiency in verbal and written English. Proficiency in verbal and written Dutch and/or French
• Proficiency in Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook) and advanced knowledge of procurement tools
• Good abilities to analyze complex information and to summarize into a clear overview
• Skills to present regularly to a group of around 20 people at the same level or 1 level higher and to moderate a discussion
We offer you
A clear purpose, a unique offer and a range of flexible compensation and other benefits:
• Personal growth & challenging work with endless opportunities to realise your ambitions
• An informal, dynamic environment with innovative colleagues supporting your endeavours
• A progressive and agile way of working, where new ideas are valued ahead of convention
Furthermore, within the Procurement department, you can count on a range of opportunities to invest in your personal and professional growth with:
• The possibility to participate in trainings to increase your procurement skills
• Challenging projects and business networking opportunities
• Personal coaching by your manager
We redefine banking. What about you?
There has never been a more interesting time to work at ING. We’re on a journey that’s centred around our customers, powered by technology and driven by smart, determined people. Our customers feel our people are empowering them to stay a step ahead in life and in business. We’re proud of that!