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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

Executes the sourcing strategy at local level and is the interface with local suppliers, planning, site quality and R&D departments. 
Acts as the key procurement interface with local stakeholders and first escalation interface to handle local supplier issues
Drives implementation of actions resulting from suppliers’ performances improvement programs (QDCIS) 
Manages local, plant specific suppliers and related SLAs

Key Accountabilities

Implements the sourcing strategy on site (or country) level
Communicates the local requirements to regional or global sourcing teams 
Conducts commercial negotiations and manages relationships with suppliers managed by the regional procurement organization (if delegated by a Sourcing Director)
Support the price change management for material requirements in their geographical scope, including creation or maintenance requests for purchasing info-records / outline agreements (for new and existing materials). 
Interacts with local stakeholders at site: Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality, RD&I, Local Commercial Organization
Acts as the first escalation interface to handle site related supplier issues
Drives local change management with regards to QDCIS projects, supports and drives Value Engineering savings projects locally. Drives Material cost reduction initiatives locally
Identifies opportunities and contributes to and leads local projects, aiming to optimize MoQ, ordering volumes, lead times, payment terms etc
Manages local, plant specific suppliers and related SLAs


Qualifications/ Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business or related field or equivalent work experience 
Master’s Degree and/or Procurement accreditation will be an asset
Minimum 3 years of experience in a local purchasing role with an international understanding
Fluency in English 

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 – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; 
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 categorisation and analysis
Stakeholder relation management
Selection & Negotiation
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: 28422