Tijdelijke Aankoper HW & SW – Netwerken, Datacenters

Tijdelijke Aankoper HW & SW – Netwerken, Datacenters



I(C)T, International, Techniek

  • Start  1.11.2023
  • Duur   31.12.2023
  • Location: 1000 Brussels (or 100% remote/homeworking)


  • Set the Group Procurement strategy for Network & Hardware working with multiple internal stakeholders.
  • Challenge the needs in a constructive dialog with stakeholders.
  • Define and drive the negotiation strategy whilst ensuring the involvement and buy in of stakeholders including Senior Executives.
  • Linking with the community of Network & Hardware Sourcing Experts and developing relationships with Client’s Operating Company procurement teams (including CPO) to develop transparency on common work/vendors/challenges and to support local projects in a pull mode.
  • Maintain constant market knowledge, identifying vendor strategies, detecting disruption in the market, anticipating and mitigating risks and seizing opportunities.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Ensure upstream procurement involvement within the IT stakeholders through Sourcing Business Partners for Group Operations or through the network of Client’s Companies buyers in order to deliver value / savings & minimize risk exposure.
  • Proactively manage contract lifecycle: renegotiation, ensure compliance etc.
  • Challenging the needs: the Sourcing Lead Expert will challenge the needs and have a dialog with business areas to set the right conditions to optimize benefits. Levers will include specification/test to open to alternative solutions/alternative vendors, reuse of excess licenses available, change in deployment to optimize number of licenses.
  • Gather needs throughout for aggregation purposes and getting best deals for the Group.
  • Define negotiation strategy with internal stakeholders, involve these stakeholders, including Client’s Executives, when driving the negotiations with Vendors.
  • Drive the contractual negotiations with Vendors and internal stakeholders (Legal, Compliance, Data Privacy, Security, Resilience).
  • Provide the Procurement network Groupwide with key information about the negotiated deals, being able to promote these deals to ensure Client’s Companies adherence to them.
  • Drive the development of new market opportunities (new suppliers, technologies, substitution products, etc.) for creating/ensuring competition between vendors for the benefit of our client.
  • As may be assigned, operate as a Key Vendor Manager at global level (for a specific vendor), ensuring relevant alignment to Key Vendor Management framework.
  • Propose and implement levers for reducing or avoiding costs through vendor competition.


  • Demonstrated deep knowledge of pricing models (software metrics, SLAs, etc)
  • A broad understanding of IT evolution, experience in IT Procurement  +/- 5,00 years
  • Experience in procurement in minimum one of the following categories: Network, Workplace or datacenter  +/-3,00 years
  • Knowledge of key contractual clauses
  • Master’s degree in Procurement or equivalent by experience, MBA level
  • CIPS certification/qualification
  • Experience in a large multinational
  • Fluent in English, in speaking and writing – another European language is a plus.

Technical skills

  • Excellent negotiation skills, including experience with monopolistic like vendors.
  • Ability to design and articulate negotiation strategies.
  • Knowledge of key contractual clauses.
  • Awareness Asset Management and deployment.
  • able to work in an agile mode across the IT community..
  • Creative and innovative mindset to challenge established business models and approaches.
  • Ability to work with the wider leadership team.
  • Experience with working in an international environment.

Voor meer informatie, bel je naar Rina De Reys op 0477/068.691 of stuur je je CV met dagtarief en beschikbaarheid naar dereys@inquest.be.