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eAuction Global Lead (m/f)

Job ID 11193 Brussels, Brussels Capital, Belgium;
Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. The Purchasing and 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:
Join our Procurement team as the eAuction Global Lead in a context of a digital transformation to massively accelerate eSourcing capabilities across the Solvay Group including Direct, Indirect and CAPEX procurement.
The objective of this role is to support and challenge the Solvay eSourcing growth strategy including the set up of a newly created eAuction team in order to build E-Sourcing (RFI, RFP, Auction) knowledge and capabilities within the procurement organization. You will also actively support the identification of opportunities across the Solvay group and  act as an recognized expert and mentor to drive adoption and execution of a new way of working 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Drive annual development of eAuction Global plan for Direct, Indirect, and CAPEX teams
  • Identifying new opportunities for auctions (forward, reverse, Dutch, Japanese) 
  • Provide strategic guidance to Buyers to build auctions (weighted, lotting strategy,..)
  • Driving ownership and accountability throughout the organization related to eAuction execution
  • Built the e-auctions / RFI / RFP templates for the organisation
  • Act as partner to the category managers for change management towards an E-Sourcing Process

Education and Experience:
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in using eProcurement / eSourcing tools (e.g. Zycus, Ariba, Coupa,.) 
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree
  • Have an understanding of procurement processes preferable gained as a buyer

  • Advanced capabilities in conducting tactical and strategic sourcing activities
  • Highly skilled on different types of e-auctions and gaming theories.
  • Are highly effective with stakeholder management
  • Strong cross cultural communication skills, agile way of working & results delivery 
  • Be comfortable working remotely 
  • Mandatory:  Fluent in English 


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