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Indirect Sourcing Specialist


Position reports to: Sourcing Manager


Job description:


You are responsible of all sourcing activities for items and services which are not related to our core business: office supplies, IT services, travel agencies, building & facilities, marketing actions, telecom services, consultancy.

You define and implement the Sourcing strategy for each purchasing family under responsibility, incorporating the global strategy and/ or perform sourcing marketing to identify potential suppliers for new technologies and services. You ensure coordination with internal customers (Support services (Com, HR, Finance, Quality), R&D, Engineering, Manufacturing...) and manage relationships with suppliers, aiming at enhancing performances in terms of Quality, Delivery, Cost and Innovation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

As Indirect Sourcing Specialist, your responsibilities will be to:

  • In collaboration with internal customers, you manage the global business relationship with our suppliers
  • You are in charge of the identification, evaluation, and qualification of reliable vendors or suppliers on the global market
  • You manage supplier’s contracts and conclude contractual terms and conditions with selected suppliers based on internal requirements and forecast
  • You build and maintain the supplier’s base according to the defined Sourcing strategy
  • You identify and implement actions to reduce the total cost of acquisition by working on all cost drivers
  • You monitor the performance of the suppliers and promote progress action plans to achieve IBA targets
  • You ensure the procurement administration follow-up: approve purchase orders, follow up orders and deliveries, follow up payment process, etc.


You have:

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in commercial engineering, applied economics or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a similar position/Purchasing
  • Good knowledge of MS Office
  • Good communication skills in French and English (written and spoken)

And you are:

  • You are an assertive individual with very good negotiating and networking skills
  • You are a driven and proactive individual
  • You are able to organize your work autonomously and to take initiatives
  • You are a team player
  • Willing to travel up 5% of your time

To apply for this job, click here.


Kronos Group is a well-known procurement consulting firm delivering results thanks to a pragmatic approach. In order to reinforce our Procurement Consultant team, we are looking for a Procurement Consultant.

Main objectives:

  • Develop a sourcing category plan along with a procurement strategy;
  • RFx processes from A to Z;
  • Supplier Relationship Management;
  • Internal Stakeholder Management;
  • Share expertise and apply best business and procurement practices.


Your Profile:

  • 3 to 8 years of experience in Procurement;
  • Knowledge of standard procurement processes and best practices;
  • Proven experience in complex environment;
  • Leadership;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Agility;
  • Advanced level in Excel;
  • SAP;
  • Fluent in English, Bilingual French and/or Dutch.


We offer:

  • A delightful atmosphere, positive colleagues within a healthy growing company;
  • Reward and recognition of great performance;
  • Attractive financial conditions along with a bonus scheme;
  • Adapted trainings;
  • The possibility to grow into People Management Position, Business Consultant, HR Manager or Coach.


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Looking forward to meeting you,


The Kronos Group Team




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(Sr) Buyer for Balance of Plant components

2771 BR

48 (Caterpillar 21)


Gosselies (BE)

EAME BoP & Service Parts SC (0418 STESA Purchasing)

Matteo Morosoli

Human Resources – Antine van Vuuren



This position involves knowledge of the commodity (Balance of Plant related to cogeneration and O&G installations) as well as knowledge in the O&G and Power Generation market. Are part of the background of the position strong commercial skills, negotiation and communication skills and the ability to work within a global environment as well as ability in managing an international supplier base.
The Supply Chain Buyer reports directly to the Supply Chain Manager responsible for the BoP (SCM) and is based in STESA office in Belgium.


Duties and responsibilities

  • The BoP buyer is accountable to liaison across business units (internal customers) and external suppliers based in multiple locations across EAME;
  • Responsible for managing contracts and commercial relationships, the buyer leads the commercial agreement process with the supplier, which includes among other Purchase Orders, Purchase and Sales Agreement, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Specific Project Agreements, and others, as applicable.
  • Responsible for the request for quote process (RFQ), for price negotiations, for processing and issuing Purchase Orders, for invoice reconciliation and for maintenance of data in the ERP system;
  • Establish, maintain, and manage revisions to the long-term commercial contract agreements (and any variations in the agreement);
  • Lead the commercial evaluation process of supplier’s bids making sure this is synchronized with the technical evaluation process led by the engineering dept.;
  • Responsible to establish what the market price for a given component should be (market analysis);
  • Identify, develop and drive implementation of commercial strategies and tools to create a competitive advantage for our customers and for the enterprise;
  • Contribute expert knowledge to sourcing, logistics and resource management decisions, drive and mange supplier capacity and capability;
  • Strong focus on supporting project execution and sales contributing in the establishment of the project procurement and execution strategy;
  • Responsible to ensure legal review of any contracts that deviate from acceptable process;


Other activities

  • Monitor and prioritizes multiple requests to the supplier;
  • Identifies and communicates supplier capacity constraints to SCM and demonstrates leadership in recognizing potential for cost and logistic improvements as well as response time and quality improvements;
  • Supports the SCM in the sourcing process (study of company needs, study of market, finding and benchmarking of local sources, etc.) and actively contribute to this process;
  • Actively update with valuable information the BoP Supplier Matrix;
  • Gives his inputs into the Value Stream to ensure identification of suppliers that requires or that would benefit of continuous improvement in quality, cost, delivery and development;
  • Build and fosters mutually beneficial supplier relationships at all organizational levels;
  • Reviews and reports supplier delivery performance and quality performance through input from Supply Chain metrics and feedback from other specialists within the group;
  • Responsible to assist Supply Chain Coordinator and Supplier Technical Engineer if supplier is not appropriately responding to their requests to identify and address root cause of poor delivery or quality performance.


  • Bachelor / Master degree in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or equivalent directly related experience (business admin, engineering or similar);
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of manufacturing of big industrial components (pressure vessels, boilers, etc.) and/or in project management activities for the same type of components / industry / plants;
  • Good negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Understanding of applicable business and contractual laws;
  • Analytical, problem solving and decision - making skills as well as good oral and written communication skills required;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage suppliers in order to ensure that performance targets are achieved;
  • Computer/ system skills/ MS Office skills / used to work on ERP systems;
  • Supply Chain certifications and knowledge of basic 6 Sigma principles preferred;
  • Fluent in English and French. Other languages will be a plus.

Minimum Education Level
Bachelors Degree

Minimum Years of Experience
3 to 5 years


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Cut off date: March 20 2017


Toute société intéressée par ce service peut contacter:

Le secrétariat de l'ABCAL
Pascale Eysenbrands
Tél : 010/39 00 57
Fax: 010/39 00 01
du lundi au jeudi de 09h00 à 12h00
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