Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program.The Purchasing & Supply Chain Excellence function ensures Solvay has a sustainable competitive advantage by purchasing products and services through global networks at the best global market conditions.
The Purchasing & Supply Chain Excellence function ensures Solvay has a sustainable competitive advantage by purchasing products and services through global networks at the best global market conditions.
Job Overview and Responsibilities:
As Global IT buyer, you will be in charge of an IT portfolio for segments like hardware, software (SaaS & On premise), outsourcing (winsdom, applicative management services, etc), consulting, printing or telecom (internet access, Lan, RAS, Wan, etc).
This includes source selection, supplier relationship management, cost reduction strategies, contract negotiation, product/service delivery and quality performance.
Also managing key Group internal customers relationships and steer Global IT suppliers in collaboration with IT SBS team.
•Keep informed of IT market evolution
•Know applicable Regulations (ITAR, NIST, EAR, GDPR, etc) and the consequences in the IT contracts
•Participate with the IT risk assessment and how to support cybersecurity
•Define, propose and/or implement purchasing strategies and action plans in collaboration with the internal stakeholders
•Prepare the negotiation (identify and evaluate potential suppliers, develop the RFx, and define the negotiation strategy)
•Negotiate purchasing contracts
•Formalize the contracts and service level agreements (SLA’s) and KPI’s with suppliers and Solvay technical team
•Manage purchasing contracts and Follow up whether the supplier respects the agreements
•Deploy the contracts within own perimeter and communicate to all relevant stakeholders
•Organize and participate in supplier evaluation and define action plans for the suppliers
•Create contingency plans in order to handle service, delivery or quality problems
•Purchasing database management : contract up to date, visit minutes, performance visibility, support the process and the IT governance
Education and Experience:
· University degree in Business/Management or Business school degree,
· Good experience in procurement/purchasing, in IT field.
We are looking for people who are passionate about purchasing within the IT profession. We also want people who are great communicators, who collaborate well with people and in teams.
Good understanding of the elements below are necessary:
•Solvay IT ecosystem (SBS Service Line, Infrastructure team, IT Architecture, Legal, Cybersecurity),
•Operation principle and systems interconnection
•Impact and influence
•Collaboration & communication
•Knowledge of IT and associated regulations
•French and English full proficiency