Job Description and Qualifications
At Air Products, we've been helping our customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable for more than 75 years. With approximately 16,000 employees and operations in 50 countries, we serve customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage to medical, energy and transportation. We supply a unique portfolio of atmospheric and process gases, equipment and services.
Based at our Botlek site, the Strategic Sourcing Specialist will develop, negotiate, implement and maintain competitively advantageous supply/procurement strategies covering The Netherlands, France, Belgium and Germany.
As a Strategic Sourcing Specialist, you will:
- develop a strong knowledge of: a variety of supply markets, competitiveness drivers; key suppliers; marketplace dynamics
- own a widespread portfolio of customers to manage in the merchant business (e.g. gas contracts, cylinder maintenance contracts, forklift contracts, etc.)
- own sign-off of $100,000 value, covering the full cycle from request to contract, with specified cost-savings’ targets
- maintain a strong collaborative working relationship with internal stakeholders to keep ahead of requirements
- develop new suppliers and maintain an excellent rapport with our vendor base, continuously reducing cost and improving processes
As a Strategic Sourcing Specialist, you will have:
- a track-record in sourcing strategy, with a strong understanding of purchasing terms and conditions and commercial acumen
- excellent negotiation, influencing, communication and presentation skills
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or related discipline
- Excellent written and oral Dutch and English language skills, (French and German language skill is advantageous)
- A dedicated and driven approach & be committed to getting it right with a never-ending desire to learn, improve and contribute.
What We Offer:
In return, we offer a competitive salary & benefits package, a culture of respect, challenge and innovation – with excellent opportunities for growth and development.
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