Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets.
The Research & Innovation Function (R&I) leads Solvay into new growth territories with breakthrough innovation to generate new products, applications and processes in the field of sustainable chemistry.
Partners with the GBUs to deliver more value and leverages the Group’s capabilities to improve competitiveness and create new business opportunities for Solvay and its customers.
Job Overview and Responsibilities
Position overview The Partnership team is concentrating on the management of the relationship with the Key suppliers of Solvay IT, representing 65% of total external IT expenses. Partnership Team mission
IT Partnership maximizes value from IT key vendors while establishing, maintaining, and monitoring an effective long-term relationship.
We drive supplier effectiveness by implementing strong governance, identifying megatrends and supporting them.
Develop IT vendor management expertise to enable the organization to reduce risks, drive cost reduction and be the reference within our organization.
To establish, maintain, monitor and evaluate vendor relationships To reduce risks, deliver improvements to vendor performance, drive greater levels of innovation and help to deliver competitive advantages to Solvay IT.
Manage and implement the sourcing roadmap.
To Coordinate IT and group corporate stakeholders like IT service owner, delivery manager, legal, compliance, data privacy, cyber security during the RFP / contract preparation process and the contract life cycle, to make our Partners and contracts compliant with Group Policy
Portfolio : IT Outsourcing / End User support Services / Cyber security and Application support Delivery Management The IT Global Delivery Mission are : His / her role is to align operationally all service lines on the application of the contract.
Manage and follow-up the services provided :
Organize the services and solutions (incl. SLA and SOP’s) and follow them up to ensure they are reached, taking appropriate actions when necessary;
Apply escalation procedure when necessary
Ensure consistency of services with Service Lines Partnership coordinators, under the leadership of the Service Line manager;
Manage the forecast planning and ensure that the partners provide the corresponding capacity management;
Ensure that the partners' key resources have the right skills / competencies;
Keep updated of the contract changes;
Keep updated operational procedures and documentation;
Ensure the coordination and consistency of services with other Solutions and Service Delivery Managers;
Liaise with internal customers in order to meet / improve SLA requirements and to ensure trouble-shooting;
Ensure continuous improvement of services provided :
Review on a regular basis services provided and (key) user and shared services teams satisfaction and detect and define areas for improvements;
Perform solution usage follow up;
Ensure better data consistency and effective best practices;
Ensure service continuity, working with other IS teams;
Review timely delivery from external partners.
In particular :
Leverage Vendor Management best practices
Drive Partners innovation and continuous improvement
Manage and improve vendor relationships
Guarantee the vendor performance through establishment of a strong Governance (mirror organization, service review meetings) and Performance management (SLAs in contract, SLAs reported on, effectiveness of improvement plans) with the IT service owners
Implement the IS sourcing roadmap, and rationalize vendors
Participate in contract terms negotiations (mainly on SLA, compliance, BCP, GDPR clauses)
Coordinate Supplier risk management (BCP, DRP )
Stay updated about evolutions and developments within own domain of responsibility, about Group and IT policies and directives affecting it.
Stay updated about internal customer demand and needs within own domain, and about external service providers, their offer and the quality of their services
Education and Experience
Master degree (or similar level of formal qualification) in Purchasing, IS Management or IT engineer
A 5+ year experience in the IS outsourcing project (Infrastructure, Move to Cloud ) or in Purchasing in a IT or technical environment
You have as well a supplier / contract management experience either in Purchasing or IS delivery
You are able to interact within a complex environment, and act as a leader to efficiently animate / challenge internal customers and sourcing team
Good negotiation and communication skills.
Project management skills
English and French (optional)
Result orientation, initiative, collaboration and autonomy