Senior Buyer Public Procurement - Construction & Infra

  • Sector: ConSol UK Semiconductors & Embedded Systems
  • Contact: Jamie Jenkins
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  • Duration: 12 months+
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Location: Leuven
  • Salary: €60 - €70 per hour
  • Expiry Date: 19 May 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH438163_1708342144

Senior Buyer Public Procurement - Construction & Infrastructure (demolition, groundworks & relining/sewerage works)

Initial 12 month freelance contract + extensions after

Leuven, Belgium / Remote (client is flexible)

As a Senior Buyer you are responsible for the preparation, implementation, and follow-up of a number of large infrastructure projects and other purchases in accordance with the Public Procurement Act.

The assignment:

This means, among other things, that:

  • You analyze the internal customer's demand and compile the specifications based on questions and input from the users;
  • You determine the selection and award criteria and are responsible for the purchasing technical input, always in consultation;
  • You start the tender process based on the chosen procedure;
  • You evaluate the quotations in consultation with users and internal customers;
  • You negotiate the best conditions with suppliers;
  • You prepare the award report in consultation with users and internal customers;
  • You are the point of contact for users and internal customers regarding advice about suppliers, problems with suppliers and/or current contracts, editing of files, application of government procurement legislation;
  • You closely follow changes in government procurement legislation;
  • You will be part of the public procurement team and as a senior buyer you will take on the role of mentor and coach of the other team members.

Required knowledge and skills:

  • You have at least 5 years of relevant experience in procurement, more specifically in the domain 'Works' such as: Construction & infrastructure (demolition, groundworks & Relining/Sewerage works),
  • Interior works and Technical works (electricity, HVAC, Fire protection, Sanitary, Lighting).
  • You are familiar with the most common procedures of public markets and have a sound knowledge of government procurement and are familiar with EPC methodology.
  • You are driven by achieving results and believe in our credo "underpromise and overdeliver".
  • You can find a good balance between diplomacy and assertiveness.
  • You are resultsoriented and feel like a fish in water in a team.