Contracts & Supplier Relations Specialist – Carrier – Weert

  • Weert

Carrier

Country:

Netherlands

Location:

Carrier Fire & Security B.V. Kelvinstraat 7, 6003 DH Weert, Netherlands

Position: Contracts & Supplier Relations Specialist EMEA at LenelS2

Reports to: Supply Chain Manager EMEA

Location: Weert, The Netherlands

About LenelS2

LenelS2 is a global leader in advanced security systems and access control solutions, providing innovative technologies that secure buildings, assets, and people worldwide. With a commitment to excellence and cutting-edge technology, LenelS2 is dedicated to delivering superior security solutions to its customers.

Role Overview

As the Contracts and Supplier Relations Specialist for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, you will play a critical role in ensuring the effectiveness of LenelS2’s supply chain operations. Reporting directly to the Supply Chain Manager EMEA, you will be responsible for managing contracts with suppliers, fostering strong relationships and optimizing procurement processes to enhance operational efficiency and mitigate risk.

Key Responsibilities

Contract Management (Direct & Indirect):

  • Develop, negotiate and manage contracts with suppliers to ensure favorable terms and conditions aligned with company objectives
  • Review contractual agreements to identify potential risks, discrepancies and opportunities for improvement
  • Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in all contracts and agreements

Supplier Relations:

  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers across the EMEA region
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for supplier communications, addressing inquiries, issues and performance evaluations
  • Collaborate with suppliers to identify areas for cost reduction, quality improvement and innovation

Procurement Optimization:

  • Analyze procurement processes and workflows to identify inefficiencies and areas for optimization
  • Implement best practices and continuous improvement initiatives to streamline procurement operations and reduce cycle times
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including finance, legal, product management and operations to align procurement strategies with organizational goals

Risk Management:

  • Proactively assess and mitigate risks associated with supplier contracts, pricing fluctuations and supply chain disruptions
  • Develop contingency plans to address potential supply chain challenges and ensure business continuity
  • Stay informed about market trends, geopolitical developments and regulatory changes that may impact supplier relations and procurement activities

Performance Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Establish key performance indicators (KPI’s) to measure supplier performance and contract compliance
  • Track and analyze supplier performance metrics, identifying areas of improvement and implementing corrective actions as necessary
  • Prepare regular reports and presentations for senior management, providing insights into supplier performance, contract status and procurement trends

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or a related field. Master’s degree preferred
  • Proven experience in contract management, supplier relations and procurement within a multinational organization, preferably in the technology or security industry
  • Strong understanding of legal and contractual principles, with the ability to draft, review, and negotiate contracts effectively
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and influence stakeholders at all levels
  • Analytical mindset with proficiency in data analysis and reporting tools
  • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in other languages spoken in the EMEA region is a plus.
  • Knowledge of supply chain management systems and ERP software (e.g. Oracle, ProActis, …) is desirable

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunities for career growth and advancement
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment
  • Exposure to cutting-edge technologies and industry trends
  • Work-life balance initiatives

Application Process

If you are a results-oriented leader with a passion for contract & supplier management and a desire to make an impact in a global organization, we encourage you to apply for the EMEA Contracts & Supplier Relations Specialist position at LenelS2.  Please submit your enrollment to Bettina Scheurer-Batistela (bettina.scheurer-batistela@carrier.com) or Cedric Dewitte (cedric.dewitte2@carrier.com)

Carrier is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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