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Procurement Specialist

Date: Jan 21, 2022

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

Come join our team!

AkzoNobel Coatings Inc. has a great opportunity for a Procurement Specialist located at our Regional HQ location in Nashville, TN. 


The Procurement Specialist position will execute the sourcing strategy at local level and is the interface with local suppliers and sites.

  • Key procurement interface with local stakeholders and act as first escalation interface to handle local supplier issues
  • Drives local change management and continuous improvements projects to improve suppliers’ QDCIS performances.
  • Manages local, plant specific suppliers

Key Accountabilities

  • 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



  • BA required in relatable field (Master 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


AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 16940 


Nearest Major Market: Nashville