PR & NPR Buyer MY/SG

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Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Nilai, MY

Company: AkzoNobel

About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. 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 use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.


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Job Description

  • Responsible for the local delivery of sourcing strategy.
  • Delivery of PR/NPR savings in coordination with Sourcing team for commercial saving
  • Complete management of Tail spend for assigned BU handling.
  • Management of Service, Price entries, Master data governance
  • Contributes to regional or global sourcing strategies with local requirements.
  • 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 country specific suppliers.
  • Contributes to and leads local continuous improvement.
  • Projects localization/transfer or localization in country.

Job Requirement

  • Bachelor's Degree required (Additional degree in Materials & Purchasing Management, International Trade is preferred)
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills, adept at data-driven decision-making
  • Strong planning and project management abilities, with a proven ability to deliver results
  • Good command of English, enabling effective communication with global teams and stakeholders
  • Proficient negotiation skills, able to secure favorable terms and agreements with suppliers
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills, fostering positive relationships with stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively in a dual reporting matrix, collaborating across multiple teams and departments
  • Skilled at obtaining buy-in and commitment from both internal colleagues and external partners

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 39104 

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