Our client is a manufacturer of speciality products based upon improving the wellbeing of the world’s population and are recruiting for a Global Sourcing Manager to be based in their office in Amsterdam, working across large Capex & Mining services and equipment.
The successful Global Sourcing Managers will take responsibility for leading the strategic sourcing activities for their specific category areas. This is an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of procurement within this dynamic environment with a clear strategic direction as they continue to grow their operations globally.
Achieving cost reductions within specific category area
Managing and improving vendor service levels
Identify, evaluate and select suppliers, negotiate and close framework agreements of Global and EU region products and services
Develop in-depth knowledge of suppliers markets and trends for the specific category area
Analysis of supply and demand trends, perform best-in-class negotiation processes
Supplier relationship management on both a global and regional basis
Vendor performance management
Drive product demand optimisation
Provide guidance and guidelines to the regional/local procurement personnel
Essential skills required:
Category experience within CAPEX, MRO within manufacturing (ideally within Mining or Chemical production)
Excellent negotiation and supplier relationship management skills
Engineering industry experience is an advantage
Bachelor or Master Degree in relevant field
Proven experience of management complex, cross-functional activities and executing key procurement processes
Solid market knowledge within commodity area
Driven, strategic thinker with solid business acumen
In return our client offer a very competitive remuneration package, outlined career development and aspirations from the start, this is a great opportunity to be part of shaping a newly created global procurement function.