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Date: May 20, 2023

Location: Nashville, TN, US

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

The PR Buyer executes the sourcing strategy at local level and is the interface with local suppliers and sites and is the key procurement interface with local stakeholders and act as first escalation interface to handle local supplier issues.  The role drives local change management, continuous improvements projects to improve suppliers’ QDCIS performances and manages local, plant specific suppliers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the local delivery of sourcing strategy
  • 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

Job Requirements

  • BA required in relatable field (Master preferred)
  • Successful, multi-year track record in Procurement and Supplier Management
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills and good planning/project management skills
  • Local language and good command of English
  • Good negotiation skills

Compensation Data

The salary range for these skills is:  $75,000.00 - $85,000.00.  This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future.

Benefits:  Medical insurance with HSA • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits • Annual bonus • 401K retirement savings with 6% company match • Generous vacation, personal and holiday pay • Paid Parental leave • Hybrid work for most exempt roles • Active Diversity & Inclusion Networks • Career growth opportunities on a regional and global scale • Tuition Reimbursement • Career growth opportunities • Employee referral bonus • 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 30249



Nearest Major Market: Nashville