Procurement/Buyer - Akzo Nobel Industrial Coatings

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Date: 21-Jun-2022

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


  • Responsible for the procurement of raw materials for the Industrial Coatings business of AkzoNobel in Spain/Europe

  • Liaison point between material planning and sourcing teams to ensure stability of material supply to the Industrial Coatings sites

  • Executes the sourcing strategy at local level and is the interface with local suppliers, planning, site quality and R&D departments

  • Acts as the key procurement interface with local stakeholders & Suppliers and first escalation interface to handle local supplier issues

Key Activities


  • Implements the sourcing strategy on country/area level

  • Communicates the local requirements to regional or global sourcing teams and suppliers.

  • Conducts commercial negotiations and manages relationships with suppliers managed by the regional procurement organization (if delegated by a Sourcing Director), including all sourcing activities, supplier selection, contracting and pricing and terms

  • Drive proactively and support the price change management for material requirements in their geographical scope, including creation or maintenance requests for purchasing info-records / outline agreements (for new and existing materials).

  • Interacts with local stakeholders at site: Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality, RD&I, Local Commercial Organization

  • Acts as the first escalation interface to handle site related supplier issues and seeks to resolve the majority of the issues raised or decide to escalate immediately if local resolution is not possible

  • Identifies opportunities and contributes to and leads local projects, aiming to optimize MoQ, ordering volumes, lead times, payment terms etc

  • Manages local, plant specific suppliers and related SLAs

Education & Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business or related field. Master’s Degree will be an asset

  • Minimum 3 years of previous experience in purchasing/procurement role with an international understanding. Could also have gained experience in planning, sourcing or within the broader supply chain function.

  • Previous experience in working in a manufacturing industry would be beneficial.

  • Fluent English skills both in the spoken and written form.

  • SAP experience valuable.

  • Problem Solving – Gathers and analyzes information skillfully and provides solutions in complex situations.

  • The ability to gain fast and efficient responses from our network of key raw material suppliers will be essential to success in this role.

  • Pulling together individuals from across various functions to work collaboratively will be key




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: 24029