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EU Programmes Subcontractors (Sr.) Specialist 1

Requisition Number:  17526
Contract Type:  Limited (reason based)

Betzdorf, LU

SES Luxembourg is looking for a EU Programmes Subcontractors Specialist to support the determined SES EU Programmes team and the sourcing of products and services in relation to IRIS2 (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnection & Security by Satellites) programme in line with the Vendor management & Procurement guidelines. In this position you will collaborate with global stakeholders at SES in an equal partnership, building and maintaining the respective internal relationship and develop options and opportunities for purchasing hardware, software, and services in relation to IRIS2. 
If you want to become part of our story, join SES!


You will be responsible for (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Make sure Vendor Management & Procurement policies are implemented
  • Understanding of IRIS2 programme requirements for products and services, underlying strategies, and constraints
  • Prepare and execute of RFI/RFPs to select vendors for IRIS2 programme. RFI/RFP activities including but not limited to documents drafting, response to vendors questions, negotiation, follow-up, response analysis, etc.
  • Support pricing and contract negotiations with vendors. Including the flow down of customer Terms and Conditions to existing or new agreements
  • Perform analysis on existing vendors base, including their contractual agreements
  • Identify potential suppliers, including SMEs & start-ups, and their eligibility to the IRIS2 programme
  • Contribute with programme management matters such as status reports, time schedules, cost analysis, resource quantification, risk management/mitigation, etc.
  • Support internal alignment, coordination works and report weekly on Achievements/Updates, Next Steps, & Risk Assessment
  • Coordinate cross-functional negotiation teams through commercial evaluation of proposals, vendor discussions, conclusions, and – where needed with involvement of the legal department – contracting




Must Have

  • 5 years of experience in procurement, ideally purchasing products & services, negotiating with vendors, contracting, and building/managing supplier relationships 
  • Engineering degree or equivalent work experience
  • Eligibility to work under the EU security requirements of the Programme
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, German is an asset


2. Nice to Have

  • Project management skills
  • Experience in the telecommunication / satellite industry
  • Background in the public procurement process
  • Communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Problem – solving skills, think practical, work structured, and solutions oriented




  • Flexible working policy
  • Bonus and equity plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plan
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programs 
  • An employer that values all aspects of Diversity and respects every individual’s story

SES is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity & inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other characteristics protected by local, state, or federal law.


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