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Edouard G.

Catageroy Manager IT, Senior Buyer, P2P Process Lead
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Industry: Banking
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  • United Arab Emirates, Dubayy, Dubai

Senior buyer with 10 years’ experience in indirect procurement within Banking and FMCG sectors. I build strong partnerships with suppliers and internal stakeholders in order to deliver strong results and help companies to make savings, to manage procurement categories, to improve procurement processes and to issue RFx. My specialties are IT sourcing, management of IT categories and IT procurement.


Total Work Experience :

10 Year(s)

Experience as a freelancer :

6 Year(s)

Total Experience in Procurement :

8 Year(s)

Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

English - French

Countries i can cover :

Austria - Belgium - Bahrain - Switzerland - Germany - Denmark - Spain - Finland - France - United Kingdom - Hungary - Italy - Netherlands - Norway - Portugal - Romania - Sweden - Slovenia

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Sourcing/Category Management 8 year(s)
Building and Facility Construction and Maintenance Services
Building and facility maintenance and repair services
Hotels and lodging and meeting facilities
Travel facilitation
Entertainment services
Laboratory supplies and fixtures
Communications Devices and Accessories
Personal communication devices
Personal communications device accessories or parts
Components for information technology or broadcasting or telecommunications
System Cards
System boards processors interfaces or modules
Chassis components
Media storage devices
Media storage device accessories
Removable storage media
Removable storage media accessories
Sub assemblies for electronic devices
Computer Equipment and Accessories
Computer accessories
Computer data input devices
Computer data input device accessories
Computer displays
Computer display accessories
Computer printers
Computer data storage management systems
Data Voice or Multimedia Network Equipment or Platforms and Accessories
Business function specific software
Finance accounting and enterprise resource planning ERP software
Computer game or entertainment software
Content authoring and editing software
Content management software
Data management and query software
Development software
Educational or reference software
Industry specific software
Network applications software
Network management software
Networking software
Operating environment software
Security and protection software
Utility and device driver software
Information exchange software
Electrical Equipment software
System management software
Office supplies
Printing and publishing equipment
  • Diploma in Procurement - LEVEL 42022-01-01 to 2022-02-01

    Procurement and Supply
    Chartered Insitute of Procurement and Supply CIPS

  • Bachelor in Marketing2010-09-01 to 2014-06-01

    EPHEC Brussels, Belgium

Professional certifications :Diploma in Procurement - CIPS Purchasing Management - Vlerick Business School Negotitation - HEC Paris
Past Experiences
  • Euroclear | Banking

    2019-09-01 - Today

    Senior Buyer and Procure-to-Pay Process Lead

    Supporting the Software category on a strategic level.

    • Defining and executing software category strategy in line with the company values and business needs.

    • Harmonizing products and suppliers within the buying entities.

    • Building partnerships with strategic suppliers.

    • Ensuring sustainable and diversified supply of Software.

    • Providing training and improving Procure-to-Pay process.

    • Streamlining and optimizing the procure-to-pay process across all company entities (worldwide).

  • BNP Paribas Partners For Innovation - A joint venture between BNP Paribas and IBM | Computer Hardware

    2017-01-01 To 2019-08-01

    Senior IT buyer

    Responsible for the buying of all IT infrastructure commodities for Belgium and Mainframe and x86 servers for the whole BNP Paribas group.

    • Ensuring procurement activities related to Hardware, Software, Network & Telecoms, IT maintenance, IT consulting services.

    • 105mio € spend/year, 10% savings.

    • Negotiating complex contract extensions in crisis environment.

    • Reporting to the CPO.

    • Bi-weekly travels to Paris and major projects in Roma.

  • Euroclear | Banking

    2016-04-01 To 2016-12-01

    Buyer Facilities

    Supporting the category manager for Facilities & Central Services: Corporate Credit cards, Travels, Catering, Hard/soft facilities.

    • Defining category sourcing plans for central services and soft facilities.

    • 40mio € spend/year, 13% savings.

    • Suppliers & PO’s rationalization.

    • Global complex contract renewal for corporate credit cards.

  • BNP Paribas Partners For Innovation - A joint venture between BNP Paribas and IBM | Computer Hardware

    2014-12-01 To 2016-03-01

    IT buyer

    Responsible for IT procurement activities in Belgium.

    • 65mio € spend/years, 12% savings.

    • Telecom (40mio €) and Datacenter services (2mio €/year) RFP’s.

    • Sourcing & supplier rationalization.

  • Henkel | Consumer Goods

    2013-08-01 To 2014-10-01

    Junior Trade Marketer

    Supervising all promotional activities in Belgium and related budgets.

    • Ensuring alignment across the Sales and Marketing organizations on field sales needs and marketing initiatives.

    • Working closely with key customers to provide category and shopper insights to drive performance.

    • Remodeling of 11 points of sale, from the in-store negotiation with the key account manager to the implementation with the field team.

  • Unilever, Henkel, Microsoft | Consumer Goods

    2011-08-01 To 2013-08-01

    Multiple full-time internships

    Procurement, Sales, Marketing, Trade Marketing and HR. 

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