NPR Buyer Iberia

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Date: May 11, 2023

Location: Barcelona, ES

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.

Job Purpose - NPR Buyer


  • Leads, drives the buying process for the assigned area, ensuring competitive pricing, right service and quality level with best terms & conditions while adherence to Akzo Nobel policies, rules and procedures.
  • Implements global and develops regional category strategies as part of their geographic responsibility under the stewardship of the relevant Global or Regional Category Manager.


Key Accountabilities


  • Source, support and facilitate the acquisition of NPR goods and services.
  • Support the attainment of NPR procurement goals, both global, regional and local, related but not limited to saving, cost avoidance, supplier reduction, payment term improvement, catalogue buying, process improvement, sustainabilty, etc.
  • Create and maintain relevant data for seamless execution of NPR buying process. Such data include but not limited to vendor information, catalogue, approval workflow, risk profile, data related to requisition and order etc.
  • Ensure that all commercial contracts are executed in compliance to AN’'s policy, especially in area of legal requirement, approval & signing authority and contract life management.
  • Perform spend analysis to identify and drive opportunities for cost reduction, supplier consolidation, payment term harmonization, contract coverage and catalogue expansion. At the same time, identify risk pertaining to conflict of interest, split purchase, classification errors and policy non-compliance.
  • Interacts with multiple stakeholders within the country/ cluster of countries to understand potential challenges and business requirements to be addressed.
  • Resolve most of the operational issues related to P2P promptly. Failing so, escalate it timely/promt and follow through resolution strictly.

About you


Qualifications/ Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Professional procurement accreditation will be an asset
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in a country purchasing role with an international understanding
  • Fluency in English and local language
  • Good communication, presenting and interpersonal skills, problem solving, project management, team working/building.
  • Ability to deliver significant sustainable business results and being an ambassador of a cultural change.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.


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: 30324