Regional Procurement Manager

  • Vakgebied Procurement
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer VAC-10016134
  • Locatie Sassenheim
  • Type overeenkomst Secondment via YER
  • Branche Consumer Goods

Over deze vacature

The Procurement Specialist executes the sourcing strategy at local level and is the interface with local suppliers and sites.

The Benelux, France and DACH region consists of 14 paints and coatings production facilities, with a Product Related spend of >420 mln. eur.

  • The procurement specialist is the key procurement interface between local stakeholders (raw material planning, operations, RDI, etc) and the sourcing community and suppliers.
  • The procurement specialist is a key participant in the IBP process for the region, focused on gaps in supply and vulnerabilities & opportunities.
  • The procurement specialist is a first escalation point for local raw material & packaging supplier issues
  • The procurement specialist drives change management, value engineering and continuous improvements projects to improve suppliers’ QDCIS performance.
  • Defines and implements sourcing strategies for tail end materials for the region.
  • Implements category sourcing strategies

Position in the organization:

  1. Regional Procurement Director
  2. Regional Procurement manager ß
  3. Procurement Specialist



  • Is responsible for the local delivery and implementation of sourcing strategies
  • Contributes to regional or global sourcing strategies with local requirements
  • Is responsible for commercial negotiations for selected materials
  • Is key-interface with local stakeholders at site; Supply Chain, RD&I, Local Business
  • Acts as the first escalation interface to handle local supplier issues
  • Drives the local change management which regards to QDCIS projects, supports and drives Value Engineering savings projects locally. Drives Material cost reduction initiatives locally
  • Manages local, plant specific suppliers
  • Contributes to and leads local continuous improvement/ ALPS projects

Level of autonomy

What decisions may the job holder make without first seeking approval from higher manager/supervisor?

  • Approve price differences between issued PO’s and received invoices
  • Change supplier for raw materials (change source list)
  • Change lead times/MOQ and other master data for involved sites
  • Change payment terms
  • Implement new vendors


AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in colour and protection since 1792. Our world-class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.


  • Attractive salary bases on experience and also very negotiable
  • 25 holidays per year
  • 8,33% holiday allowance
  • Full travel expenses
  • Good pension scheme
  • Overtime will be compensated in time-for-time
  • Committed to a good balance between work and private life
  • An open culture and clear communication



  • BA required (Master preferred)
  • Successful, multi-year track record in Procurement and Supplier Management


  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good planning/project management skills
  • Local language and good command of English
  • Good negotiation skills


  • Superior communication; interpersonal skills
  • Passion for reducing costs
  • Distinctive leadership
  • Comfortable with conflict
  • Able to work in a dual reporting matrix
  • Able to get buy-in and commitment from both internal and external stakeholders