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Procurement Manager (Strongsville, OH)

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Strongsville, OH, US

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

The Regional Procurement Manager leads a team of Procurement Specialists to execute the sourcing strategy at the local level and is the interface with local suppliers and sites.  Is the key procurement interface with local stakeholders and the first escalation to handle local supplier issues.  Leads local change management and continuous improvements projects to improve suppliers’ quality, delivery, cost, innovation and sustainability (QDCIS) performances.  Manages local, plant specific suppliers.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leads and develops a team of Procurement Specialists
  • Responsible for the delivery of local sourcing strategy
  • Serves as key-interface with local stakeholders to include Supply Chain, RDI (Research, Development and Innovation), and the local Business team
  • Manages local, plant specific suppliers.  Acts as the first escalation interface to handle local supplier issues
  • Leads the local change management which regards to quality, delivery, cost, innovation and sustainability (QDCIS) projects.  Supports and drives Value Engineering savings projects and Material cost reduction initiatives locally
  • Contributes and leads local continuous improvement/ AkzoNobel Leading Performance System (ALPS) projects
  • Contributes to regional or global sourcing strategies with local requirements
  • Responsible for commercial negotiations as delegated by Sourcing Director

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Supply Management, Finance or related field.  Master’s degree in related field preferred
  • 3-5 years’ experience in procurement and supplier management to include cost management.  Must be able to work in a matrix environment (sourcing and procurement)
  • 1-2 years’ leadership skills
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills (multiple complex analyses simultaneously)
  • Good planning/project management skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Must be fluent in English


AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 17148 

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland