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  • Location:

    Amsterdam

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Salary:

    Competitive

  • Contact:

    Josh Uwemedimo

  • Contact email:

    josh@pod-talent.com

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0) 20 3627 2420

  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-06-20

​Pod Talent are currently working with a Global Chemicals Organisation in Netherlands on an Indirect Strategic Buyer position. With this position, you will be expected to deliver strategic solutions to consolidate supplier base and define, measure, analyse and improve supply chain processes within your allocated Indirect Category. This role will report to the EMEA Indirect Procurement Lead.

This business is a leader in chemical manufacturing serving across 115 different countries worldwide. It is a great time to join the business as following a merger, there is big changes within the business with opportunities for candidates to be innovative and build processes from scratch.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement category sourcing strategy and contractual framework for a cost efficient and reliable supply of the Indirect goods and services

  • Establish and maintain effective strategic relationships to perform supplier relationship management including conducting regular supplier evaluations, performance benchmarking and risk management

  • Develop, define, implement and measure cost saving activities to reach optimum purchasing conditions

  • Collaboration on planning, budgeting and analysis tasks

  • Negotiation of contracts with global and regional suppliers and support local procurement

  • Establish a supplier base to ensure optimal availability of materials and services

Key Requirements:

  • Degree level educated in relevant discipline e.g. Business, Economics, Chemistry, Supply Management.

  • Ideally 2 – 4 working years exp. in Indirect

  • Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial analysis

  • Self motivated & hard worker

  • Growth Mindset

Sound interesting? Please apply now or give Josh Uwemedimo a call on 02038796983 to discuss further.

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Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and Technical space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.