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Senior Procurement Manager – Europe

  • Serco
Brussels, flexibility for Germany
  • Serco
Brussels, flexibility for Germany

Job Description

  • Excellent Salary

  • Corporate Benefits Package

  • Support provided to EU Nationals requiring relocation – Information available upon request

  • And the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.

  • Further information available from the Serco Europe Recruitment Team

Job Introduction
Serco is a partner of choice to the European Institutions and other International Organisations. For the past 30 years, we have been providing European and International Organisations a wide range of services including ICT services in support, infrastructure, operations and development as well as managing different contact centres for the key European Institutions, agencies and organisations, in Brussels and across Europe.

What connects the ever-growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service –To keep ahead, we have to evolve continually and enhance the way we deliver our services. Everyone in Serco has a role to play, here.

Serco provides the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action.

We’re looking for a Senior Procurement Manager to reinforce the European team, ideally located in our Brussels office with Hybrid working capability !

Owing to continued business growth we are expanding our team. The Senior Procurement Manager oversees Serco's sourcing capabilities and supply chain. They are responsible for finding and evaluating suppliers, products and services, negotiating contracts and acquiring the most cost-efficient deals without compromising on quality.

You know how to get things done, you can manage multiple projects at once - of course, you won’t do this alone, you'll be supported by our wider projects team and our dedicated, passionate operational and management teams, living out our Serco values: Care, Trust, innovation and Pride.

We look forward to meeting you!  Discover the offer below and click on ‘Apply’ if you know that your skillset and talents are a suitable match for this opportunity.

Main Responsibilities
Are you looking to secure a career in a public sector environment? We would love to hear from you! 

As Senior Procurement Manager – Europe you will be responsible for:

  • Design, implementation and improved sourcing strategies, which deliver value for money and innovation in accordance with the agreed procurement strategy and business plans.

  • Development and negotiation of all supplier contracts.

  • Combining cross-functional teams, supplier relationships, technology and organisational capabilities into successful programmes

  • Liaising with key stakeholders to determine their product and service needs.

  • Performing all procurement activities including pre-qualification, negotiating supplier agreements, preparation of contracts and tender management.

  • Delegating tasks and supervising the work of Purchasing and Procurement Agents across all departments.

  • Identifying areas for improvement to continually drive performance and business results.

  • Managing overall direction, coordination and evaluation of procurement for the European organisation.

  • Developing strong relationships with business stakeholders and strategic supply partners to improve business.

  • Where appropriate, and with legal support, manage the offsetting of customer imposed risks to suppliers through the development of appropriate contracted relationships with suppliers

  • Ensures bid alignment with Serco's evolving procurement category strategies

  •  Leads / facilities appropriate supplier / cross-functional workshops to seek and implement innovative and value adding proposals from suppliers.

  • Support the bid team in drafting compelling bid responses to procurement & supply chain related responses, collaborating with technical / operation, legal & commercial colleagues as necessary to provide the optimal responses.

  • Help make a visible contribution to Serco's bid win rate by delivering maximum commercial benefit, optimum risk transfer and innovative and quality supply chain solutions.

In return, we offer a friendly, supportive and professional environment that respects your work/life balance and ultimately contributes to the delivery of public services in Belgium and around the world.

Successful Candidate
The successful Senior Procurement Manager will possess the following prerequisite skills:

  • Is able to interact at all levels and with different cultures

  • Fluent in English and German language – French and/or Dutch an additional bonus.

  • Experience in sourcing and supplier selection and negotiation as well as supply chain solution design in relation to major bids.

  • Strong understanding of key business and commercial issues within a public sector business services organisation.

  • Ability to engage credibly with senior stakeholders, developing and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships across a complex matrix

  • organisation.

  • Act as the key interface between the Business Unit and Central Procurement / Corporate Shared Services.

  • Act as the Procurement Lead for particular bid(s) and/or transition activity.

  • Comfortable working with ambiguity and changing priorities in a fluid, fast-paced, deadline- driven project, pressured environment.

  • A willingness and ability to travel

  • MCIPS or Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, from a recognised institute.

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