Lead Buyer Indirects


Colas Belgium is part of the Colas group, the number 1 in road construction with 50 branches worldwide. We are experts in road works, city planning and infrastructure and we are among the absolute top in Belgium in the construction and building of city centers, roads and highways, streetcar lines, logistics platforms, foundations for wind farms, bicycle routes, aircraft platforms, ... We are in constant growth. Colas Belgium employs over 1,100 people who, thanks to their excellent skills and up-to-date technical knowledge, their drive and sense of responsibility, always guarantee the quality of the projects and compliance with our budgets and deadlines. 

As lead buyer indirects (m/f/x) you are responsible for the indirect expenses for Colas Belgium. From our spacious and easily accessible office in Neder-Over-Heembeek, you ensure that all Colas Belgium and Colas Group operating and integrity guidelines are always respected.

Long Description

- You are responsible for indirect expenses, such as HR services, energy, marketing & communication, facilities, etc... in line with Colas' purchasing strategy.
- For major categories, you will define and roll out a purchasing strategy in consultation with the business.
- You closely follow the evolutions in the market and take them into account.
- You take the project lead in large purchase files and tender where necessary.
- You compare, analyze and eventually negotiate the best conditions and prices for Colas
- You negotiate and follow up on contracts


- You have a Bachelor or Master degree in a technical, procurement or commercial field (or equivalent through experience)
- You have experience in purchasing in at least one of the following categories: HR services, energy, facilities.
- You are Dutch or French speaking with a working knowledge of both national languages and English
- You are a born negotiator, therefore you are very strong in communication
- You are an internal bridge builder
- You have analytical insight
- You work in a structured and accurate way.
- You are result-oriented and have a sense of initiative.
- You have experience in change management
- You can work as part of a team in a national matrix structure.
- You are comfortable with software tools (MS Office, ERP).