Partner Manager (IT)

Antwerp, Belgium

At Manuchar we like to MoveIT! From 2022 and onwards, we want to go to the next level in unlocking the value of our data and will be replacing our core systems and removing future barriers.

Do you want to be a crucial part of our journey towards that goal?

The job

As Partner Manager you are responsible for the management of our technology assets. This means that you will optimize the value and cost of these technology assets while keeping in mind the risks these assets present to the organization throughout their life. Therefore, you will be responsible for the entire technology life cycle (technology asset selection, operation, refresh, migration, optimization, retirement & disposal).

Your main responsibilities are:

  • responsible for IT procurement and sourcing projects across managed services, software, hardware, telecoms and professional services
  • undertaking procurement activities across all areas of IT spend within the company
  • assisting in processes designed to identify potential suppliers, engage with potential suppliers to run RFI and RFP processes and undertaking sourcing negotiations through to contract
  • working with stakeholders, within both the IT Procurement Function and the wider IT and Change Functions to understand the key objectives in relation to particular sourcing activities
  • being familiar with the Procurement Policy and the commercial and regulatory considerations relevant to IT procurement
  • collaboratively working with such stakeholders, you will seek to ensure that best value solutions are commissioned through a consistent and transparent process in line with policies regarding selection and sourcing of suppliers

Your profile

  • You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree combined with relevant experience as a Partner Manager in IT (5-10 years).
  • You have legal expertise and contractual knowledge.
  • You have basic knowledge of software & hardware, cloud and telecoms
  • You are able to work in a fast-paced environment without losing our eye for detail.
  • You are fluent in English and Dutch, knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese is big plus.
  • You have a good knowledge of commercial models and approaches/techniques necessary to achieve effective IT sourcing arrangements together with the markets which make up the IT sector is necessary.
  • You will need to be commercially astute who is comfortable engaging with various levels of stakeholders internally to buy in to all procurement activity. You should have the capability to influence senior management thinking and developing commercially sound solutions.
  • You should be a practiced negotiator, possess a track record of successfully negotiating commercial arrangements with suppliers, have experience developing specifications and negotiating arrangements with suppliers. You should be competent in developing evaluation methodologies.
  • You will be able to communicate effectively with effective written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • You will be able to work effectively as part of a team and be able to take responsibility for completing matters under deadline.

A multinational of Belgian origin

Manuchar, headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium is a leading distributor of chemicals in emerging markets. We complement our Chemical Distribution business with International Trade Services in steel, polymers and several other raw materials.

In 2021 we handled 4.6 million metric tons of goods, generating 2.5 billion USD in sales. Our local operations are in over 35 countries and 170 locations. Manuchar employs 2,200 professionals worldwide.

At Manuchar "We keep your production running. Anytime. Anywhere.”

Manuchar offers you

  • A job full of variety with long-term perspectives in an international environment.
  • Cooperation with motivated & skilled colleagues in an open company culture.
  • An attractive remuneration package including fringe benefits.
  • A nice workspace where you can fully develop your talents.
  • Truly international working environment. More than 30 different nationalities in Antwerp alone.

Interested?

If you want to take up the challenge and join an international fast-growing team of dynamic colleagues, please send your application letter and detailed CV through our online application tool CVWarehouse. 

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