Procurement Manager @ Perpetum Smart Energy Solutions - Eke

Client description

Founded in 2007, Perpetum Energy has become a key player on the market of industrial decarbonization. In recent years, Perpetum Energy has grown by more than 30%.

They have built some of the largest decarbonization projects in Belgium and the market is quickly extending within Europe, into Africa and beyond.

The keys to their success are undoubtedly independence and agility. These give Perpetum leverage to bring a refreshing approach to the market, focusing purely on the interests of our client, without any conflicts of interest.

Perpetum focusses on electrical decarbonization solutions. They seamlessly integrate renewable energy (PV, wind), storage solutions and e-mobility solutions. They provide added value in every step of the value chain for renewable energy.

To strengthen their existing operations, we are looking for a procurement & sustainability manager.

Job description

You lead and manage Perpetum’s supply of products and services. You strategise to find the most cost-effective deals and suppliers, so the company can continue to invest in growth and people.
• You ensure that the business purchases the goods and services that will best help them achieve their goals;
• You manage the company’s entire supply portfolio and implement category management strategies;
• You collaborate with all departments to ensure clarity of the expectations of the company; you act as point of contact between the company and the external vendors;
• You follow market developments and approach and assess vendors in order to select the most suitable vendors;
• You negotiate contracts with external vendors to secure the most advantageous terms;
• You put in place framework agreements and you order goods/request quotations in accordance with these framework agreements;
• You examine and test existing contracts and framework agreements; you monitor vendor performance and ensure contractual obligations are met;
• You design and deliver PerPetum’s ESG risk mitigation and sustainability ambitions, ensuring buy-in from relevant stakeholders both internally and externally;
• You ensure that the ESG / sustainability function enhances business performance through rigorous ESG risk management and supports PerPetum’s business development;
• You ensure internal policies, controls and measurement systems are in place, in line with industry best practice and SFDR requirements, to support ESG risk mitigation and sustainability efforts;
• You lead on educating colleagues on ESG / sustainability matters and support with helping colleagues understand the role they play in delivering PerPetum’s sustainability ambitions;
• You analyze data and report key functional metrics to the Management Committee;
• You prepare control strategies, and you build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.

Profile

• You have a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Engineering, Supply Chain Management or Business Administration;
• You boast at least 5 years of work experience as a procurement manager, ideally in the renewable energy sector or in industrial electricity;
• You have a certain knowledge of electricity, AC with Medium or High voltage;
• You have knowledge of contract law and contract administration;
• You are an absolute ambassador in Corporate Social Responsibility, including Environmental Social Governance;
• You communicate well with all stakeholders, verbally and written; you are able to produce clear documents;
• You have outspoken negotiation skills and you build strong networks;
• You show initiative and problem-solving skills;
• You are able to effectively plan, organize and implement;
• You develop a vision and innovative ideas to achieve our procurement goals;
• You are hands-on, open minded, curious, smart and interested. An out-of-the-box thinker able to connect and convince.
• You easily take ownership and spot opportunities / room for improvement.
• You have good working skills in French, Dutch and English.

Offer

• Perpetum offers you a challenging environment and a varied position with lots of responsibility, the necessary space and a high degree of autonomy.
• You will be part of an organization with an open atmosphere, where your contribution is vital.
• You will be given the opportunity to achieve your team results and to further develop your talents.
• The scale-up phase offers you limitless opportunities – on top of that you will be part of a company with unique DNA, they work tailor-made towards their clients with emphasis on delivering pure quality.
• You directly contribute to a better world!
• In addition, you will receive a competitive salary package, with a company car and numerous extra-legal benefits such as profit-sharing.

Contact

Nick Vermeulen | nick@purson.be | 0032 491 13 35 79