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Sourcing Specialist, Packaging

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Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: Singapore, SG

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.

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for AN's raw material sourcing and category management for a selection of sub-categories in a geographical area (country, sub-region, region), including sourcing strategies deployment, spend management, supplier base management and performance improvement, ensuring lowest TCO level, providing raw material market expertise, and ensuring security supply.

Key Accountabilities

Work location will be in Thailand or Vietnam or Indonesia

Implementing sourcing activities in the assigned geographical area in alignment with the global category’s objectives and ALPS Source processes, such as:

  • Deploying applicable local/regional sourcing strategies or contributing to global sourcing strategies definition (global SSMs) as the local/regional sourcing representative,
  • 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


Requirements for Job (education or experience required to be able to perform this job):

  • 5 years in a procurement, supply chain, purchasing, or sourcing function with relevant experience in negotiating and managing suppliers.
  • Bachelor Degree in Science, Engineering or Business management. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Strong MS Office, MRP (Eg. SAP) and/or Ariba skills
  • Experience in deploying sourcing strategies and integrating into supplier strategies is a plus.
  • Must have a strong command and 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 and delivery performance improvement programs.


Behavioral skills / Key Competencies

  • Performance driven
  • Good communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to perform, understand and present detailed information analysis and evaluation
  • Problem Solving Solution and action oriented
  • Stakeholder Management Skills
  • Creativity, Innovation and an eye for opportunities


#PaintYourFuture #ColorYourDream #GrowWithAkzo


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: 9987