Senior Procurement Contract Expert/Manager

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Public , Commercial
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: 9573-LexGO06/04

Master in Law or Business with 4 years of experience with public procurement rules / legislation, preferably within a procurement department. 

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bpost is a dynamic and entrepreneurial BEL 20 company with strong development plans. Our company, which used to be a state-owned enterprise acting in a non-liberalized market has become a listed company focused on product diversification and innovation. bpost operates in a complex regulatory environment which is constantly changing and provides both risks and opportunities. The role of the Legal & Regulatory department is key to help the management navigate in this challenging eco-system.

For their headquarters in Brussels, bpost is looking for a Senior Procurement Contract Expert/Manager (Ref. 9573).

The Senior Procurement Contract Expert / Manager ensures legal compliance of all procurement activities and supports the design of a world class way of working in order to obtain an optimal balance between risk exposure and positive business results.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Provide first line legal support to the sourcing community for all procurement related activities below 10 Mio EUR and initial drafting of all tender related documents above 10 Mio EUR in collaboration with the Legal & Regulatory department. The majority of this support focusses on support and contract writing within public procurement tenders.

  • Drive standardization of templates for request for proposals (RFP’s), motivated decisions and other documents based on the ‘best in class’ principle.

  • Drive internal and external process simplification, mainly within the different steps of the RFP process.

  • Ensure legal compliance and continuous improvement of all procurement activities by setting up and managing a solid internal audit structure.

  • Support and drive the legal knowledge built-up and retention within the sourcing community by means of group or individual trainings and workshops in co-operation with the Legal & Regulatory department.

  • Ensure a continuous external benchmark with peers and subject matter experts in order to support a best in class way of working.


  • Master in Law or Business

Experience and technical skills

  • 4 years of experience with public procurement rules / legislation preferably within a procurement department

  • Is solution oriented and likes to translate procurement and business concepts into contract and frameworks.

  • Demonstrates expert knowledge of public procurement and ability of applying aforementioned expertise within complex tendering procedures. Is capable of guiding other professionals as a subject matter expert.

  • Has a good understanding of the vision to become the best procurement team in our industry and the mission to deliver sustainable value through innovative procurement solutions. Can perform the activities necessary within his/her own area of responsibility to execute the strategic roadmap to achieve the vision.

  • Understands in detail all the steps of a sourcing process.

  • Demonstrates solid negotiation knowledge related to complex legal matters in contacts with both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Has awareness of financial concepts and terminology.

  • Demonstrates awareness of total cost principles such as TCO.

  • Demonstrates awareness of the tools used in project management, such as a business case, time plan and risk register.

  • Understands the importance to agree SLA’s with stakeholders. Understands how to ensure tracking and reporting of supplier performance.

Language skills

  • Bilingualism (French/Dutch) and in depth knowledge of English is required.


You can apply online here.

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