Strategic Sourcing Manager IT


Anderlecht – Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Start Date: 
As Soon As Possible
Contract Period: 
To Be Confirmed
Main Industry:
Search Information Technology Jobs
Other Industries & Skills: 
Legal, Purchasing & Supply Chain
Job ID:
Posted On: 
01 April 2023

Help us transform patients’ lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with severe diseases.  Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation. Will you join us in this pioneering adventure? 

Are you ready to join a highly engaged and motivated team and create difference and impact for UCB and its patients?


At Global Procurement we have embarked into a transformational journey aimed to leverage our function to generate incremental value for UCB.  Our purpose is to systematically connect the needs of our business stakeholders to innovative solution coming from the market and the suppliers.

Our team is primarily focused on upstream procurement, business partnering with internal stakeholder, market analysis, demand management, negotiation, contract management and supplier relationship management.

A day in your (working) life

You will be joining the Procurement Non-Commercial Indirect Team as a strategic sourcing manager, and managing sourcing projects related to the domain IT (e.g. Microsoft, Hardware, Software etc.)

Depending on the project you will be working independently or as a part of a team to execute sourcing initiatives and ensure their successful deployment across the organization.

To be successful in your role you will need to build solid relationship and trust with your colleagues, your business stakeholders and the suppliers in your portfolio.

As a part of your responsibilities you shall fully adopt and embrace UCB procurement tools and process, diligently approving transactions, report your progresses and planned activities in the system and use the provided tools.

 Depending on your expertise area and the needs of our internal stakeholder, we expect you to

-manage sourcing projects and initiative, connect with your business stakeholders, conduct negotiation with suppliers and coordinate contract finalization
-proactively identify sourcing opportunities and or propose improvement solutions
-analyze demand, analyze market trends and opportunities
-contribute or become accountable for the design, update and execution of specific category strategies
-help establish the organization as a sustainability leader

Area that play to your strengths

-Min. 5 years of experience in IT related projects in a buyer or category management role. We are flexible with your seniority and we are keen to know about your experience in other area!
-Enthusiasm in sharing expertise and experience with other within your own discipline
-Willingness to work autonomously and in teams… playing different roles.
-Flexibility in operating within establish procedures and practices. Yes, we do have rules and process to follow. But promise, this won’t make it less interesting and definitely, never boring!
-Business Analytics and data story telling: combine data visualization with narrative techniques to deliver insights in a way that engages decision makers in a compelling and easily embraced form. Be honest on this! We may select you anyhow!
-Great communication skills – Ability to build and maintain effective relationships of trust and credibility with internal stakeholders and suppliers.
-Presents and discuss results and projects in your area of responsibility. And yes, often is to senior management or…above!
-Fluent English … Un bon niveau en français peut faciliter votre vie.

You are a born buyer who wants to grow in Procurement


Are you ready to ‘go beyond’ to create value and make your mark for patients? If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

About us
UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company, focusing on neurology and immunology. We are around 8,500 people in all four corners of the globe, inspired by patients and driven by science.

Why work for us?
At UCB, we don’t just complete tasks, we create value. We aren’t afraid to push forward, collaborate, and innovate to make our mark for patients. We have a caring, supportive culture where everyone feels included, respected and has equitable opportunities to do their best work. We ‘go beyond’ to create value for our patients, and always with a human focus, whether that’s on our patients, our employees or our planet. Working for us, you will discover a place where you can grow, and have the freedom to carve your own career path to achieve your full potential.

Learn more

about sustainability at UCB and how it is integrated into our business approach.

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/colour/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.


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