Buyer, NPR

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Date: Mar 8, 2023

Location: Shanghai, CN

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

Facilitates the buying process for the assigned area, ensuring competitive pricing, right service and quality level with best terms & conditions while adherence to Akzo Nobel policies, rules and procedures.
Implements global and regional category strategies as part of their geographic responsibility under the stewardship of the relevant Global or Regional Category Manager.
Train and educate users on the tools, policies and procedures pertaining to NPR purchase.

Key Accountabilities

Source, support and facilitate the acquisition of NPR goods and services. 
Support the attainment of NPR procurement goals, both global, regional and local, related but not limited to saving, cost avoidance, supplier reduction, payment term improvement, catalogue buying, process improvement, sustainabilty, etc.
Create and maintain relevant data for seamless execution of NPR buying process. Such data include but not limited to vendor information, catalogue, approval workflow, risk profile, data related to requisition and order etc. 
Ensure that all commercial contracts are executed in compliance to AN’'s policy, especially in area of legal requirement, approval & signing authority and contract life management.
Perform spend analysis to identify opportunity for cost reduction, supplier consolidation, payment term harmonization, contract coverage and catalogue expansion. At the same time, identify risk pertaining to conflict of interest, split purchase, classification errors and policy non-compliance.
Execute S2C process professionally, including but not limited to supplier sourcing, competitive bidding, negotiating, bid analysis & evaluation, award, contracting, progress tracking, payment, risk management, SHE, warranty, service agreement, performance review, etc. 
Interacts with multiple stakeholders within the country/ cluster of countries to understand potential challenges and business requirements to be addressed.
Resolve operational issues related to P2P promptly. Failing so, escalate it timely and follow through resolution. 
Creates awareness of the relevant policies, rules and procedures among users. Train and educate users on the use of system, tools for NPR, like Procurement card and catalogue buying.
Constantly review relevant NPR processes and make improvement or recommendation when required.
Supports local NPR projects as and when assigned.


Qualifications/ Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business or related field or equivalent work experience 
Professional procurement accreditation will be an asset
Minimum 3 years of experience in a country purchasing role with an international understanding
Fluency in English and local language
General Skills:
Good communication, presenting and interpersonal skills, problem solving, project management, team working/building.
Ability to deliver significant sustainable business results and being an ambassador of a cultural change. 
Problem Solving – Gathers and analyzes information skillfully and provides solutions in complex situations. 
Organizational Support – Follow and enforce policies and procedures; complete administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; recognize, initiate projects, prepare cost analysis and lead from implementation to conclusion; asks for and offers help when needed.
Functional Skills:
Spend categorization and analysis
Stakeholder relation management
Competitive bidding
Supplier Segmentation, Strategy & Collaboration 
Supplier Performance Measurement
Contracting and Contract Management

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: 28420