The bank for a changing world

IT Buyer for Procurement – m/f/x –


Standard / Permanent



Job function




Want to help shape the bank of tomorrow today ?
At the bank for a changing world, our employees make change their greatest asset, turning challenges into opportunities. They think ahead to offer customers innovative solutions perfectly suited to their needs.
At BNP Paribas Fortis, the country’s number one bank, employees enjoy continuous career growth in a rewarding and flexible work environment.
The procurement department selects suppliers and maintains contacts. This is how we ensure that BNP Paribas Fortis has the right products and services at the best total cost of ownership (TCO). For all categories: technological, business and facility services.
Do you feel right at home with agile and digital services, and are you skilled in hardware and software, infrastructure and telecom? Then you are the Buyer for the Technology domain we are looking for.
Your future job:
As IT Buyer for Procurement, you have the following responsibilities:
  • You manage the work of various key players: the sourcing team, the relevant experts at the business and support units, and the staff involved in Procurement Operations and Contract Engineering.
  • You schedule and coordinate the smooth implementation for procurement projects with high risks and great costs with respect to the expenditure, risk, CSR and complex aspects.
  • You chase opportunities by regularly performing expenditure and cost reviews. Thanks to effective resource selection, you take the procurement approach of BNP Paribas and BNP Paribas Fortis to the next level.
  • Thanks to your modern negotiating techniques, you achieve the most cost-effective solution.
  • You ensure that the relationships with the main suppliers go smoothly. And that they sufficiently understand and address the needs of BNP Paribas Fortis.
  • You meticulously apply the procurement processes to satisfy the clients, save costs for BNP and provide the standard for best practices.
  • You align the expenditure categories with the appropriate governance processes and regulations for procurement to ensure they are professional and ethical.
  • You monitor the reputation, financial and operational risks in accordance with the BNP Paribas Fortis risk standards.
  • You arrange the purchasing of the necessary Domain goods and services at market prices with the best possible price-quality ratio from suppliers prescribed by the sourcing policy. Everything in accordance with the BNPP Fortis procurement approach and the regulations.
  • You are as project leader responsible for a portfolio of procurement projects and represent the four elements of the procurement methodology: demand management, value engineering, vendor management and compliance.
  • In consultation with the budget owner and decision makers, you perform the procurement core activities: market research, selection of and negotiations with suppliers and permanent relationship management with sellers and suppliers.
This translates into:
  • performing expenditure and cost analyses;
  • insight into the requirements of internal clients with a critical eye and a nose for opportunities and resource selection for BNP Paribas and BNP Paribas Fortis;
  • management and implementation of procurement projects within your domain;
  • contract negotiations for internal clients considering the best possible TCO;
  • supporting the Contract Manager at contract management (including sound data management);
  • maintaining the relationships with the suppliers and monitoring their interaction with other BNPPF STAFF;
  • contributing to the Service Level Agreements (SLAs);
  • ensuring compliance with the contracts.
Highlight your strengths!
You ideally have a Master or Bachelor degree. Or you have equivalent experience of three to five years in negotiations and project management, preferably in a domain of expertise relevant to BNP Paribas Fortis. Do you also have the following perks? Then you are one step ahead:
  • You know the products, processes and structures of BNP Paribas Fortis well.
  • You are professionally sufficient in English - you can properly speak, read and write it.
  • You are also well versed in one other language: Dutch of French. Do you speak another extra language? This is to your advantage.
  • Do you feel comfortable with the Microsoft Office Suite (including PowerPoint)?
  • You communicate easily and have no problems keeping your projects under control.
In a changing world, diversity and inclusion are core values. At BNP Paribas Fortis we want to attract and retain women and men of all ages, from all backgrounds, each with his or her own experience. We firmly believe that diversity increases performance and innovation. All our offers for full time are also available for 90% or 80%.

What does BNP Paribas Fortis offer you?
Will you become our new Buyer for Procurement? You will settle at a stimulating job in the heart of Brussels - surrounded by a dynamic team and within a company in full development. Depending on your profile and relevant experience, you will fall within wage category HB 15 to HB 16.
Tempted by the challenge ?
Interested? Convince us and send us your CV and cover letter. We will contact you as soon as possible.