• Head of Procurement and Business Support Services

    Job Locations BE-Brussels area
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  • Company & department description

    SWIFT is a member-owned cooperative that provides the financial telecommunications platform, products and services to connect more than 10,000 banking organizations, securities institutions and corporate customers in 211 countries. SWIFT enables its users to exchange automated, standardized financial information securely and reliably. We are one of the key players of the financial industry!

    Headquartered in Belgium and with over 24 offices in the world’s major financial centers, SWIFT employees have the opportunity to merge their know-how on finance, IT and telecommunications and build the core of the global financial system.

    We are looking for an experienced senior Finance/Procurement manager , reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, to head the Internal Business Support department (+/- 50 headcounts based in Belgium and Malaysia) .

    The IBS head :

    • oversees various departments, namely : Sourcing/Procurement, CSR, Insurances, Health & Safety, Catering, Logistics , Reception, Facilities and Graphical services departments.
    • delivers a broad portfolio of services to internal customers and SWIFT offices around the globe.



    This is an exciting role, with the mission to bring to a higher level of maturity and efficiency the above departments , in accordance with the company’s Strategic initiatives.




    • In line with the Strategic/Operating Plans, to direct and manage all the activities of the department
    • Provide customers with a quality financial/administration service to advise/challenge decision makers to implement best practice.
    • Represent SWIFT externally when required in a professional manner and initiate development of appropriate external relationships
    • Initiate, deliver and/or control projects in own area of responsibility
    • Source/Procure for and support SWIFT strategic initiatives (new products & services, HQ Physical security, …)
    • Deliver compliance requirements (Cyber, Screening, GDPR, Sanctions..)
    • Provide leadership direction
    • Manage office facilities for all SWIFT offices.






    Education : Master degree



    Experience :10 – 15 years of experience, out of which, at least 5 years in a managerial Finance/Procurement environment.



    Skills :

    • Ability to engage and influence internal stakeholders and senior executives across all functions and levels.
    • Ability to challenge the status-quo and develop recommendations for improvement based on analysis
    • Strong people management skills
    • Excellent negotiation skills to use for large commercial deals
    • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English
    • Think out of the box
    • Have entrepreneur mindset and strategic thinking
    • Self-driven wanting to make thing happen
    • Customer focused and able to establish and maintain warm and supportive interpersonal relationships with internal customers







    What we offer

    Our benefits package for you:

    • Competitive salary package including a wide range of above market benefits


    • Teamwork on groundbreaking projects with customers and colleagues around the world


    • Friendly, professional and International work environment employing more than 70 nationalities worldwide





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