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Procurement Specialist

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Date: May 27, 2021

Location: Bangkok, TH

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

  • Key procurement interface with local stakeholders and act as first escalation interface to handle local issue.
  • Key participant in the IBP Process of the region
  • Drives local change management and continuous improvements projects to improve suppliers’ QDCIS performances.
  • Manages local, plant specific suppliers.
  • Strategies, Negotiation for Tail spend materials for the respective region.

Key Accountabilities

  • Contributes to regional or global sourcing strategies with local requirements
  • Is responsible for commercial negotiations only if delegated by a Sourcing Director
  • Is key-interface with local stakeholders at site; Supply Chain, RD&I, Local Business
  • Acts as the first escalation interface to handle local supplier issues
  • Drives the local change management which regards to QDCIS projects, supports and drives Value Engineering savings projects locally. Drives Material cost reduction initiatives locally
  • Manages local, plant specific suppliers
  • Contributes to and leads local continuous improvement/ ALPS projects
  • Management of Price list in each of the region/country
  • Management of Tail spend


  • Bachelor Degree required (Additional degree in Materials & Purchasing Management, International trade is preferred)
  • Successful, multi-year track record in Procurement and Supplier Management


  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good planning/project management skills
  • Local language and good command of English
  • Good negotiation skills


  • Superior communication; interpersonal skills
  • Passion for reducing costs
  • Distinctive leadership
  • Comfortable with conflict
  • Able to work in a dual reporting matrix
  • Able to get buy-in and commitment from both internal and external stakeholders




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: 11571