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E-Procurement manager

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Purpose of the job

The E-Procurement manager is a member of the Global Process Team and is responsible for the respective systems including process design (level 1-4), standard operating procedures, training.  

As our E-Procurement manager you will have the following responsibilities:

  • P2P (Procurement) systems 
  • Responsible for the system related global standard operating procedures (level 4)
  • Design and contact training in the P2I systems area
  • Drive process standardization and improvements 
  • Drive Continuous Improvement initiatives and culture
  • Coordinate the system changes in alignment with process changes and improvements
  • Deliver process automation in the appropriate areas
  • Drive Innovation/RPA/Technology
  • Liaise with the internal/external stakeholders 
  • Ensure control and compliance as per defined framework

Key Responsibilities

Main Areas of Responsibility


  • Lead Procurement system changes and secure that process design is delivering as planned
  • Develop system related standard operating procedures for S2P teams
  • Develop and maintain training and communication materials and deliver training and workshops for AkzoNobel
  • Previewer of any system change requirement 
  • Contribute on delivering policies 
  • Process standardization and continuous improvement 
  • Participate in ad hoc projects and initiatives related to the designated area 

What do you bring?


  • Degree/Bachelor in Economics/ Business Administration/Accounting/Controlling. 
  • 5 years + in Procurement systems and process design, Shared Services 
  • Specialized knowledge of Procurement systems / suites – expertise in SRM, SAP and Proactis will be a plus
  • Excellent understanding of Procurement systems, ERP systems and controls
  • Knowledge of S2P processes 
  • Procurement systems implementation experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Able to think and work conceptually, while taking into account the details and impact of the system design on processes and operations
  • Able to work together with other Functions/Towers; has a good understanding of interfaces between own function and others in the end to end processes
  • Proficient in English language
  • Ability to prioritize and sensitive to deadlines
  • Sensitive to a diverse and multi-cultural environment
  • International travelling might be required

More information and how to apply


We welcome your online application via https://www.akzonobel.com/en/careers. Only online applications including resume and cover letter will be considered. If applicable, it is essential that you have a visa that allows you to work in the Netherlands. If you have any questions, please contact Yonathan Kortram Talent Acquisition Partner, +31 880 030 731, option 2.
Or send an email to TalentResourcing.NL@akzonobel.com.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 16696