Global Procurement Risk Manager

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Date: Sep 6, 2023

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.

In short

The Global Procurement Risk Manager will identify procurement-related risks to minimize disruptions in production and maintain supply continuity for AkzoNobel customers. Responsibilities include collaborating with procurement teams to develop risk mitigation strategies, fostering cross-functional relationships, and delivering risk management programs to achieve excellence in supplier risk management. Additionally, the Global Procurement Risk Manager will monitor and track risk management activities, stay up-to-date on industry trends, and prepare regular updates to senior management.


Key responsibilities

As our Global Procurement Risk Manager your responsibilities involves the following key steps:

  • Defining and agreeing on the procurement-related risk strategy and objectives
  • Regularly mapping procurement-related risk areas and identifying specific risks
  • Developing and implementing a Supplier Risk Framework aligned with Sustainability and ERM Frameworks
  • Owning and maintaining the risk register for materials, suppliers, specifications, regulations, and financials
  • Creating awareness of risk amongst procurement teams and adjacent functions to ensure effective due diligence
  • Prioritizing identified risks and implementing measures to prevent or minimize their impact, while ensuring alignment with the business

Other key steps include implementing risk initiatives, regularly checking the effectiveness of measures, preparing quarterly risk updates, facilitating lessons learned, and working in accordance with AkzoNobel's processes and values. The Procurement Risk and Sustainability Manager is the main owner of this process.


Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate for the role of Global Procurement Risk Manager should possess a combination of functional expertise and soft skills that are essential for success in this position. The following job requirements are necessary:

  • Collaborative approach with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to present complex information to various audiences.
  • Self-propelling attitude with strong initiative and ability to take ownership of tasks and projects.
  • Highly flexible and adaptable, with the ability to work under pressure and in fast-paced environments.
  • Fluent in English, with excellent proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking.
  • Multiple years of experience in risk management and relevant supporting tools, with a strong understanding of procurement-related risks and mitigation strategies.
  • Strong influencing skills and tenacity to get the job done, with the ability to build relationships, persuade and negotiate with stakeholders at all levels.

More information and how to apply

We welcome your online application via Only online applications including resume and cover letter will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Marcel Thor, Talent Acquisition Partner, via email to

The recruitment process includes a selection of the best applications received through the system, interview rounds and further steps. An online assessment might be part of the selection process. An employment screening may be part of the selection process. 



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: 28729