OEM Buyer, Brand Franchising

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Date: Aug 31, 2023

Location: Shanghai, CN

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. 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 a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.

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Job Purpose

Is responsible for 3PM sourcing strategies execution in line with business strategy and manufacturing model, support the deployment of global tools and processes in the region. Establish brand franchising source to contract model supporting sales and marketing strategy. Ensure source to contract process in line with global procurement guidelines and local rules and regulations. Identify and lead brand franchising supplier performance management. Continuously identify opportunities for sales and marketing by offering new opportunities.  Fulfil assignments from OEM sourcing manager as requested. Ability in resilience management and can deliver results with quality and agility.

Key Accountabilities

Execute 3PM sourcing strategies and deployment in the region.

Represents Procurement in sales and marketing meetings whereby brand franchising is critical, proactively propose new ideas and opportunities.

Deliver results with quality and agility in line with sales and marketing strategy.

Lead brand franchising source to contract management.

Ensure brand franchising contracting in line with local rules and regulations.

Develop brand franchising supplier performance mechanism and lead supplier performance management across sales and marketing, legal, finance, procurement, and relevant parties.

Fulfil assignments as expected.



BA required (Master preferred)

Min 10 years’ experience in Procurement Management or Sales and Marketing.

Decent knowledge of brand franchising tools and systems.

Prior working in multinational experience is a plus.



Good planning/project management skills

Local language and good command of English

Strong negotiating skills



Strong integrity, code of conduct, full compliance.

Superior communication; interpersonal skills.

Comfortable with conflict

Able to get buy-in and commitment from both internal and external stakeholders.

Can take pressure and deliver with quality and agility.

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.