Corporate Services IT & Telecom Category Specialist

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Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: Slatina, RO

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change



About the role

Your Impact as Corporate Services, IT & Telecom Category Specialist


  • Defines and develops the category Sourcing Strategy.
  • Activates Tendering & Supplier Selection for global suppliers.
  • Identify potential Suppliers, Conduct RFx, Negotiate Agreements and Select the best Supplier to fit the needs taking in account TCO analysis.
  • Create & Manage Tool Content such as catalogues, purchase marketplaces and manage the Buying Channels with suppliers.
  • Analyse historical and future business requirements of Bekaert globally within the category in terms of quantity and quality, analyze the supply market within the category and identify cross-plant, regional and global opportunities for leveraging purchasing.
  • Develops and maintains the category spend analysis, savings reporting, and supplier passports (if applicable).
  • Researches and identifies capable vendors or contractors.
  • Initiates selection and approval of new vendors.
  • Preparation of paper or electronic RFQs.
  • Provides support to the project team in contract administration, cost controls, change order management, etc.
  • Provides market insights to other members of the procurement team, interacts functionally with site buyers as well as global technical goods / technical services strategic buyers



About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Business, or related discipline
  • 2-5 years of professional experience in procurement, engineering or project management required
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Knowledge of SAP purchasing and maintenance modules
  • Strong computer software knowledge (Excel, Word, Access, Google Applications, MS Project)
  • Good knowledge of English


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers 


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