OEM Buyer, NW China

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Date: Aug 30, 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 in line with business strategy and manufacturing model, support the deployment of global tools and processes in the region. Is responsible for delivering year on year cost savings. Identify, introduce 3PM vendors, lead 3PM vendor nomination process, manage source to contract, and lead 3PM supplier performance management. Continuously identify opportunities for improving 3PM end to end process and drive executions.

Key Accountabilities


Responsible for 3PM sourcing strategies and deployment in the region.

Proactively propose new savings ideas and total cost reductions with product management, RD&I, manufacturing, and supply chain and relevant functions.

Represents Procurement to coordinate and implement VE/IPM Projects at tollers.

Responsible for 3PM source to contract end to end management.

Lead 3PM supplier performance management.

Key Activities


BA required (Master preferred)

Min 5 years’ experience in Procurement and Supplier Management.

Supply Chain Management experience would be beneficial.

Decent knowledge of 3PM procurement tools and systems.

Prior working in multinational experience is a plus.



Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills (multiple complex analyses simultaneously)

Good planning/project management skills

Strong negotiating skills

Good English is preferred




Strong integrity, code of conduct, full compliance.

Passion for reducing costs.

Passion for driving total cost advantage.

Comfortable with conflict.

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

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.