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The company

Elia is the operator of the Belgian high-voltage transmission grid (380 kV to 30 kV) and is responsible for developing and maintaining the grid, providing users with access to it and controlling energy flows. The Elia group is a team of 2,000 professionals who have the task of ensuring the continuity of electricity supplies in Belgium.

As owner and operator of electricity transmission networks in Belgium and Germany Elia has an important role and mission in supporting and implementing Europe's energy and climate policy.

Group Buyer Services

Reference ID:  563


In the role of Group Buyer Services, you will be responsible for a group of product categories with a total annual expenditure value of around €30 million. You will act as an intermediary between the Group's internal customer and suppliers. You will be part of the Group Services & Maintenance team. You will contribute towards improving the company's results and increasing the efficiency of purchasing processes and optimising Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), bearing in mind the needs of internal customers.
In this capacity, you will be responsible for:

  • defining and putting into practice a structured and innovative purchasing strategy in line with the existing purchasing policy;
  • establishing relationships of trust with internal customers by providing added value when determining purchasing requirements;
  • conducting market studies, negotiating contracts and fostering positive, long-term relations with major suppliers using contract-management tools;
  • implementing purchasing contracts via an ERP system;
  • managing multifunctional teams with an approach involving open and structured cooperation.

Your Profile


  • You hold a master's degree and have three to five years' experience in sales and/or purchasing.
  • You speak fluent French, Dutch and English. Knowledge of German would be a plus. 
  • You have the appropriate empathy and maturity to forge relationships of trust with customers, suppliers and team members.
  • You relish working independently as part of your leadership role while also being a real team player.
  • You are assertive and structure your points well when communicating with others.
  • You have an analytical mind, allowing you to quickly achieve results.
  • You have good negotiating skills, should they be required.
  • Experience in project work would be an advantage.
  • You are able to show great versatility in your work.


Quai Léon Monnoyer 3 , 1000 Bruxelles

What's in it for you?

More than offering you a mere job, we give you an exciting, ultra-professional environment, unique training and every opportunity to develop your career potential to the full, plus an attractive salary and fringe benefits. So choosing Elia means opting for a future full of promise!