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Procurement Specialist 3rd Party Manufacturing, EMEA

Date: Oct 9, 2021

Location: Sassenheim, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

This cross-BU position is part of the 3PM Procurement team, part of the European Procurement organization   and is based in The Netherlands  . In this role you will be amongst responsible for sourcing part of the AkzoNobel branded, externally bought or toll manufactured, paint related finished products category, called 3rd Party Manufacturing (3PM) within the EMEA region. This includes category strategies deployment, spend management, supplier base management and performance improvement, ensuring lowest TCO level, providing 3PM market expertise, and ensuring security of supply. You will work in a team of 3   people and report to the Procurement Manager 3rd Party Manufacturing EMEA.


Implementing and performing Sourcing and Procurement activities in the assigned geographical area in alignment with the category’s objectives and ALPS Source processes, such as:

  • Supplier selection in alignment with manager and key-stakeholders, negotiation and QDCIS improvement for his/her portfolio/supplier base
  • Responsible for the supplier relationship management in his/her area of responsibility, ensuring mutually beneficial supplier relationships and collaboration at all organizational levels.
  • Responsible for agreeing best possible conditions for his/her suppliers, to capture this in required pricelist models and to make sure these are offered for implementation at the right moment
  • Responsible for contract management: contract development, approval, implementation and maintenance. 
  • Acting as key-interface between Procurement, Sourcing, RD&I, Sales & Marketing (MSU), Planning, Manufacturing and Commercialization 
  • Managing supply risk for his/her area, and supporting escalated supply issues resolution.
  • Jobholder will be expected to act as ambassador on behalf of a centrally organized discipline while working with decentralized and BU specific disciplines. This includes safeguarding and promoting the Procurement way of working.

What do you bring?

You have a Bachelor’s degree in science, Engineering or Business management and bring minimum 5 years of experience in a procurement, supply chain, purchasing, or sourcing function with relevant experience in negotiating and managing suppliers. You have strong MS Office, MRP (Eg. SAP) and/or Advanced procurement management applications (Eg. CLM) skills. A strong command and understanding of fundamental analytical techniques, and ability to accurately draw conclusions and interpret data is a must have.

You are performance driven and have superior communication and influencing skills,   
Next to that you have the ability to perform, understand and present detailed information analysis and evaluation and have a problem solving, solution and action-oriented mindset. You bring excellent stakeholder management skills. Being fluent in written and spoken English is a must. You are also able to multitask, comfortable with conflict and able to deal with pressure.

Become part of an outstanding company

Become part of an outstanding company
AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:

  • a competitive salary with an above average number of annual holidays;
  • participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan; 
  • travel expenses to and from work
  • opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role
  • laptop and mobile telephone
  • flexible working environment

More information and how to apply

We welcome your online application via https://www.akzonobel.com/en/careers. Only online applications will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Merith de Bock, Talent Acquisition Partner, +31 880 030 731 option 2. Or send an email to TalentResourcing.NL@akzonobel.com.

An employment screening may be part of the selection process.


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: 10451