Sourcing Specialist, Resins Asia

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Date: May 21, 2022

Location: Shanghai, CN

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.

Key Accountabilities

Supplier selection, negotiation and QDCIS improvement for his/her portfolio
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 contract management: contract development, approval, implementation and maintenance.
Acting as key-interface between sourcing and regional RD&I teams (supplier innovation pipeline optimization, contribution to New Product Introduction support, VE projects generation)
Developing a rich pipeline of PR TCO reduction projects per AN Sourcing Financial objectives, and drive project maturing until execution by regional procurement
Local/Regional raw material markets expertise, monitoring and forecasting; Translating new developments/concepts from the regional market into new opportunities
Managing supply risk for his/her area, and supporting escalated supply issues resolution
Upon assignment by the Sourcing Director: KSM for key global supplier(s) based in his/her geographical area of responsibility; global category management of a subcategory


Five years in a procurement, supply chain or sourcing function with relevant experience on negotiation and supplier development.
Bachelor degree in Science (chemicals preferred), and engineering. Master degree would be a plus.
Experience in deploying sourcing strategies and execution of strategies
Must have a strong understanding of fundamental analytical techniques, and ability to accurately draw conclusions and interpret data. Six Sigma certification is a plus.
Proven success in driving supplier cost, quality, delivery performance and sustainability improvement programs.
Fluent in English and Chinese
Quick learning and be proactive


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: 15164