Procurement Project and Process Development Manager

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Date: Dec 2, 2023

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. 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 a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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In short

AkzoNobel, a global leader in paints and coatings, is seeking a talented and experienced Procurement Project and Process Development Manager to join our team in Amsterdam. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in executing our global Source to Pay (S2P) strategy and lead the implementation of key process improvement initiatives. If you are passionate about procurement processes, have a strong project management background, and thrive in a dynamic, international environment, this is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute the vision, strategy, and policy for the global S2P process in alignment with the Global Process Owner (GPO).
  • Lead the implementation of global process improvement initiatives and IT solutions, with a primary focus on the source-to-contract domain.
  • Drive continuous improvement and lean principles in procurement processes and IT solutions.
  • Identify process inefficiencies and work with cross-functional teams to develop cost-efficient solutions.
  • Manage relations with a diverse group of stakeholders on a strategic level, handling opposing interests and building a relevant network.
  • Contribute to the development of new policies, rules, and procedures and improve existing ones.
  • Coach and support more junior colleagues in project management.



  • University or Master's degree.
  • Minimum 8-10 years of global procurement and integrated supply chain experience in a global landscape.
  • Minimum of 5 years of project management experience within complex international organizations.
  • Minimum Lead Practitioner CI/Six Sigma Brown or Black Belt.
  • Expertise in various project management methods and tools.
  • Strong understanding of procurement, supply chain, and R&D functions, including strategy, processes, systems, and organization.
  • Change management skills and continuous improvement experience in a multi-discipline, multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent communicator, with the ability to engage with content experts and key stakeholders.
  • High level of stress resistance, flexibility, and a problem-solving attitude.
  • Strong project management experience.
  • Credible, trustworthy, open to new ideas, and able to form strong teamwork-based relationships.
  • Fluent in English and willing to travel.
  • Familiarity with ERP and Business Intelligence Systems.


Become part of an outstanding company

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:

  • a competitive salary with an above average number of annual holidays;
  • participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan; 
  • travel expenses to and from work;
  • opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role;
  • hybrid way of working.


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. E-mail



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: 35494 

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