Head of Purchasing Academy
Belgium-Brussels-Capital Region-Brussels
20 dagen geleden
  • PUR000483Solvay 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. Our products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability.

    Our lightweighting materials enhance cleaner mobility, our formulations optimize the use of resources, and our performance chemicals improve air and water quality.

    In the past recent years, Solvay Purchasing family invested heavily in developing and rolling out a tailored Purchasing Academy aiming at developing our talented teams, fostering the sense of belonging to the purchasing community and building a network of talented people.

    Several courses have been designed with a clear development path and hundreds of individuals have gone through these courses, mainly in classroom trainings on-

    site physical courses.This job opening aims at replacing the Head of the Purchasing Academy with the objective of, while capitalizing on the clear success of the Purchasing Academy, reinventing the way we deliver the content of the purchasing academy, bringing some more modularity, leveraging digital opportunities together with continuing to foster the sense of belonging to the purchasing community.

    Job Overview and ResponsibilitiesMission : To reshuffle, develop, maintain and adapt Purchasing Academy content and format for all Purchasing family employees together with the way those coursed are deployed to the target audience further leveraging e-

    learning opportunities while keeping the purchasing academy as a key enabler of the purchasing family sense of belonging To ensure these programs are continuously aligned with the business needs in order to develop and retain the people required to meet the current and future needs of the Group and to enable its employees to perform at the best of their abilities.Role :

  • Continuously gathers business & training needs to secure content and format of the Purchasing academy is aligned with Solvay’s group strategic goals
  • Design, enrich and maintain the content of the Purchasing Academy trainings, anchoring it in the business needs and on leading edge market intelligence from what exists on the market
  • Network externally to Solvay to get inspiration and support as needed from external stakeholders to Solvay to feed the purchasing academy
  • Network internally to Solvay with other heads of academy and learning stakeholders to continuously improve the content and format of the academy
  • Develop and maintain a high quality network of senior trainers to support the design & delivery of the Purchasing Academy
  • Transform, enrich & adapt existing content to bring additional modularity to the training courses and foster digital channels
  • Deliver with the support of a network of trainers (internal & external) the purchasing academy courses
  • Facilitate the wide spreading & easy access to content of the purchasing academy modules
  • Education and ExperienceUniversity degree required, 5-10 years minimum of purchasing experience, with ideally experience in learning including : course development, courses delivery, digitalisation of coursesStrong appetite for developing othersSkills

  • Deep purchasing process & activities expertize - Seasonned purchasing professional
  • Training design, delivery & talent development experience.
  • Flexibility, Adaptability to shifting business needs;
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills
  • Digital and creative mindset
  • Engagement, enthusiasm and ability to build & animate a network / community, keeping people engaged
  • Global experience working with multiple countries and cultures (understanding others)
  • Openness to knowledge management / transfert
  • Organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent levels of English skills required both verbally and written; additional language skills highly desirable Additional InformationTravel requirement : 40%*LI-PB1

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