Senior Procurement Specialist

The Senior Procurement Specialist contributes to the purchasing and sourcing activities at Isabel Group. Special focus is put on the procurement of IT hardware, software licences and (managed) services.

The Senior Procurement Specialist will be part of the Procurement team reporting to the Head of Procurement.


Your role

  • Strategic Sourcing: Knowledge of strategic sourcing principles. Capable of executing a sourcing strategy with respect to search and selection of suppliers and business partners for products and services.
  • Knowledge of RFx processes. Capable of initiating TCO/Value driven sourcing project.
  • Contract management: Work in partnership with business owners to follow up on contract performance. Take the lead in contract renewals when required.
  • Contract negotiations: Capable in executing contract negotiations in a constructive way with suppliers and partners to result in a win-win situation. Good knowledge of contracting processes from the initiation of a contract to the drawing and implementation of a contract. Cooperation with legal and operational business departments.
  • Operational procurement: Executing and follow up of day to day procurement activities (P2P process). Looking for continues optimization of operational procurement activities.
  • Respond to the ad-hoc needs of the business units.
  • Contribute to the optimization of the Procurement processes.

The Senior Procurement Specialist manages, together with the other procurement team members, the daily purchasing and sourcing activities of Isabel group. This includes both operational and strategic procurement activities. Expected focus will be 60% on strategic procurement and 40% on operational tasks.


Your profile

  • Master Degree or equivalent by experience
  • Minimum 3-5 year experience in a similar function
  • Experience in IT procurement, operational procurement and strategic sourcing.
  • Solid knowledge of Operational and Strategic Procurement methods
  • Project Management capabilities
  • Team player
  • Good communicator
  • Analytical and strategic thinking
  • Pro-active, assertive
  • Service minded towards the business
  • Solution oriented
  • Fluent in Windows Office pack
  • Fluent in Dutch, English and French


Why choose Isabel?

  • You will work for the first & leading Fintech of Belgium (°1995). We know our stuff and we can rely on an eco-system of strategic partners to work with…
  • …and we look ahead and think about our customers’ future needs when developing new features and portals.
  • During lunch, you can attend knowledge sharing sessions at the company. Next to these IsaTalks sessions, we currently have seven Communities of Practice you can join.
  • It takes about 42 steps from Brussels Central Station to our front door.
  • Naturally, you will receive a competitive salary package with a company car and accompanied by fringe benefits. You will start with at least 30 days of holiday and the possibility to work from home.

Isabel Group was founded in 1995 at the initiative of the major banks, its shareholders, and became the leading provider of multi-bank internet and mobile banking services for professional users in Belgium. 75,000 users and 30,000 customers including major companies, SMEs, schools, the self-employed, and government agencies are able to choose the best products and services offered by over 25 banks at the best conditions. The Isabel 6 solution enables 400 million secure transactions to be processed every year, for a total value of 2,600 billion Euros.

Isabel is also the driving force behind Zoomit, the free Internet and Mobile Banking service used by 13 banks which enables invoices to be quickly and easily paid with a single click. Zoomit is used by 900,000 consumers and processes 95 million documents every year from over 100 different senders of invoices and payslips.

Isabel Group employs 250 experts, its registered office is located in the heart of Brussels and it achieved a turnover of 55.24 million Euros in 2014, more than a third of which was entirely invested into innovation.