The Contraste Europe Group builds strong relations with its clients. It offers a range of IT services such as: Advisory, Solutions, Applications and Infrastructure. The Group’s sector focus is with finance, utilities, public institutions and non-commercial organisations. We are operating on three countries located in Belgium, Luxemburg and France. For one of our major clients in the financial sector, we are looking for a Security & Business Resilience Category Manager.

Your role: 

As Category Manager for Security & Business Resilience, your main objectives are as follows:

Category Management:

  • Build and implement multi-year supplier strategies incorporating business strategies, priorities, Market Intelligence and business inter-dependencies
  • Identify opportunities to target supplier rationalization which delivers effective and efficient use of suppliers while mitigating risks
  • Provide leadership for specific initiatives aimed at delivering against the overall Procurement objectives

Internal Client Management:

  • Develop and maintain key business relationships and effectively influence client business owners, facilitating the Strategic Sourcing process and compliance with procurement policies and practices
  • Identifies and works effectively with key stakeholders on cross-team projects or problems, deal well with tough political situations
  • Play an active role in stakeholder engagement model and client satisfaction baseline measures
  • Promote and implement business change with a bias towards moving project owners to thinking about early involvement of Procurement in support of key business priorities

Supplier Management:

  • Develop, maintain strong relationships with suppliers to ensure continuity of supply and information
  • Obtain best value for money from the supply market and ensure healthy cross-supplier competition and negotiate best contractual terms
  • Actively manage supplier performance and risk in partnership with business leads. Address issues and secure the highest level of service delivery ensuring corrective measures are delivering expected improvements
  • Leverage Key Performance Indicator (KPI), scorecard development, quarterly and/or semi-annual business reviews, supplier summits and contract dispute management to efficiently manage supplier delivery

Quality Management and Controls:

  • Ensure compliance with the firm policies and processes and work with business to rectify areas of concern
  • Drive supplier remediation for contractual compliance issues
  • Assist in controls, security, data protection and responsible sourcing supplier investigations and remediation

Your profile: 

  • You have 5-10 years of experience in IT procurement / sourcing activities, with a particular focus on Security projects (Software, Hardware and professional services).
  • You have excellent negotiation skills.
  • You act along the desired Code of Conduct, amongst others You are sensitive to the confidentiality of information and ethics are key to you.
  • You are a team player with a collaborative leadership and excellent relationship management skills
  • You are capable to work under pressure and to keep focus on the best corporate solution.
  • Your written and oral English is fluent.
  • You have analytical skills and you are used to work in cross-functional project teams.

We offer: 

  • A challenging position in a fast growing company with an international presence.
  • A stimulating working environment with a really good team spirit maintained by lots of internal events (teambuilding, ...).
  • A dynamic culture focused on personal development.
  • A wide range of training and career development opportunities.

Interested ?

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