Sourcing Manager - Specialty Resins North America

Date: May 16, 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 our AkzoNobel Team!


AkzoNobel Coatings Inc. has a great opportunity for a Sourcing Manager - Specialty Resins NA.


This management position is responsible for AkzoNobel's regional raw material sourcing (including strategy, supplier selection and relationship management), as well as spend management (business awarding, contracting, risk management, QDCIS improvement) in a spend category and its associated supplier base, providing as well regional raw material market and supplier management expertise to AkzoNobel.


This position can be located at our Regional HQ location in Nashville, TN or at any of our purchasing hubs in Strongsville / Columbus, OH, Lancaster, SC, High Point, NC or Troy, MI.  

Key Accountabilities

Developing and implementing sourcing activities in the region in alignment with AkzoNobel’s objectives:

  • Responsible for commercial activities including contract negotiation, management, development, approval, implementation and maintenance.
  • Creating and deploying applicable regional sourcing strategies (regional SSMs) per the category roadmap; Contributing to global sourcing strategies definition (global SSMs) as regional representative,
  • Supplier selection and QDCIS improvement.
  • Responsible for world-class supplier relationship management of key suppliers in his/her portfolio, directly managing top 3-5 Key suppliers for his area of responsibility
  • Acting as key-interface between sourcing and regional RD&I teams (supplier innovation pipeline optimization and contribution to NPI support)
  • Developing a rich pipeline of PR TCO reduction projects per AN Sourcing Financial objectives, and drive project maturing until execution by the regional Procurement team.
  • Implementing Procurement Excellence within his/her area of responsibility.
  • Regional raw material markets expertise, monitoring and forecasting; Translating new developments/concepts from the regional market into new opportunities
  • Managing supply risk, and supporting escalated supply issues resolution
  • Delegating to regional procurement specialists applicable local and tail spend 
  • Managing (0-2) Sourcing specialist (s- depending on size and complexity of assigned portfolio)
  • Upon assignment by the Sourcing Director: KSM for key global supplier(s) based in the region, global category management of a subcategory concentrated in his/region
  • Represent the global category in regional cross-functional forums and programs ( management, regional procurement programs and reviews)

Work with:

  • Regional Procurement Director
  • BUs regional RD&I Managers
  • Global Key Supplier Managers
  • Regional PMO / C.I. Leader / ALPS Leader
  • Category Analyst
  • Category SD&S Leader
  • Senior/Top Management of the region’s Key suppliers


  • 5 years in a procurement, purchasing, or sourcing function (part of it in R&D, Ops or SC management also valued), preferably in the chemical/coating/automotive industries.
  • 3 to 5 years managing a purchasing team, or in Category/Commodity/Spend Area management with experience in developing and deploying sourcing strategies
  • Bachelor or Master's Degree in Science, Engineering or Business management; CPM or MBA preferred.
  • Relevant experience in negotiating, contracting and managing regional suppliers at a Senior Level
  • Proven success in driving supplier cost, quality and delivery performance improvement programs
  • Understanding of the sourced category in terms of suppliers, market trends and technologies in the region is preferred.


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: 20139 


Nearest Major Market: Nashville