Procurement Manager (Malaysia / Singapore)

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Date: Sep 22, 2023

Location: Nilai, MY

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

Country Procurement Manager leads Procurement activities of the country for Paints and Coatings organization through team of Procurement Specialist; executes the sourcing strategy at local level and is the interface with local business, suppliers, and sites.


Key Accountabilities

•    Responsible for the local delivery of sourcing strategy.
•    Key contributor and Network holder for country IBP Process from Procurement
•    Delivery of PR and NPR savings in coordination with Sourcing team
•    Complete management of Tail spend for the country.
•    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/ ALPS projects.
•    Budget process integration


•    Bachelor’s degree required (Additional degree in Materials & Purchasing Management, International trade is preferred)
•    Must have worked as People Manager 
•    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
•    People management skills 
•    Superior communication; interpersonal skills
•    Passion for reducing costs. 

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: 32047