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Plastic Procurement Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 01/12/2017 - 2
  • Sector: DSJ Global, Procurement
  • Date posted: 01/12/2017

The Procurement Manager will be a member of the raw materials procurement team, the key responsibility is to drive the negotiations, contracting, and strategy necessary to secure reliable supply of high quality raw materials and purchase contract manufacturing services at the best possible economics within the EU and NA region.  He / She will manage the relations with a set of key vendors and develop new vendors across a number of categories and services. 

  • Contract and own the supplier relations for a portfolio across all plastics businesses within the EU region. 
  • Work in a team of strategic purchaserS taking care of raw materials for the own sites as well as drop shipped materials for the contract manufacturer;
  • Manage relationships and performance to contracts of assigned categories mainly in EU and USA but also support of our needs in Asia;
  • Support on identification and subsequent development for new suppliers/ new materials and services in support of expanding the supply portfolio and to meet developmental needs;
  • Strong teamwork within the raw materials procurement team and with functions such as commercial, product management, supply chain, production (internal and external) and development;
  • Attend the steering team meeting, which manages our contract manufacturer. Attend the regional business meetings;
  • Maintain and execute the best in class procurement processes, follow policy requirements, utilize key procurement tools;
  • Be responsible for collecting and sharing market intelligences in NA.
  • Bachelor degree in purchasing, engineering, chemistry, supply chain, operations management, business commerce or related discipline;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in procurement or supply chain role;
  • Experience in purchasing and management of contract manufacturing services;
  • Multinational company background, preferably with experience in supplier identification and development;
  • Plastics/chemicals/materials industry background is preferred;
  • Well versed in commercial negotiations;
  • Demonstrated ability to own procurement metrics and a history of performing against those metrics;
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, self-motivated and work independently;
  • Knowledge of legal language for supply agreements.
  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits;
  • Job level depending on the candidates experience and background;
  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team, individual performance and Shares Company, business or functional success;
  • On-going learning opportunities in a rewarding work environment;
  • The chance to work on global teams with colleagues around the world and in different locations.

If you are interested in this opportunity, or any other potential roles that may be available to you, apply below for a confidential discussion, or contact me directly on: 44 203 75888788
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