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Procurement Specialist M/F

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The Banque centrale du Luxembourg, member of the Eurosystem, is currently seeking to recruit for its “Eurosystem Procurement Coordination Office (EPCO)”: PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST (m/f) – Treatment group A1 Full time (ref.: 33/EPCO/2022) Your mission: This position is a unique opportunity to join the EPCO as a Procurement Specialist. As EPCO Procurement Coordinator/Analyst, you will be in charge of identifying opportunities for joint procurement and coordinating cross-border procurement activities. You will ensure that, via EPCO (www.epco.lu), the ESCB central banks and other institutions will benefit from the possibility to procure high-quality goods & services in a timely, effective & efficient manner, obtain best value for money and comply with the relevant procurement rules. Your responsibilities: Elaborate and update joint procurement strategies in a wide range of domains (e.g. IT, market data services, information providers, intelligence services); Support and advise the lead central banks in the design of joint calls for tender and contribute to the drafting of the associated documentation; Coordinate joint procurement procedures with the different stakeholders; Keep up to date about procurement and contract management developments and market trends to facilitate the exchange and implementation of best practices in central banks’ procurements; Perform contract management activities during the entire contract life cycle; Manage different international Expert Groups, stakeholders and clients in various business domains; Contribute to the communication of EPCO’s activities and procedures. Your profile: Master degree or equivalent in an appropriate area incl. Business Administration, Economics, Law, or a related field; Several years of experience in public procurement (including tender preparation, offers evaluation, performance assessments, reporting), as well as in contract and vendor management, in several domains; In-depth knowledge of EU public procurement and of relevant standards & developments in this area; Fluent command of English. A good command of French would be an advantage. Knowledge of other official EU languages will be valued; Proficiency in all standard office applications (in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint); Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; Very good communication, both verbal and written, and negotiation skills; Ability to organise, prioritise & manage different tasks within tight time frames to ensure timely delivery; Strong quality focus, sense of service & proactive approach. Respect of confidentiality & ethical attitude; High sense of diplomacy. Ability to establish and maintain excellent cooperative relationships. We offer: A stimulating and multicultural work environment; Varied missions with economic and financial dimensions; The opportunity to develop a career in the service of the national and European public interest. Are you interested? Please apply directly on our website at the latest by 21/01/2023 and submit your latest CV and your motivation letter as well as copy of your diploma(s). Before signing the contract, the candidates need to present an extract of the criminal record (bulletin n°3) dating from less than 2 months. A higher education diploma obtained abroad has to be formally recognized through registration in the register of academic education by the Min…

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