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This is Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Our market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2016 revenues of approximately $9 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.
This is the role
As Strategic Procurement Manager, you lead cross-functional teams to develop and implement category strategies and lead sourcing activities for one or more categories of spend, with goal of achieving significant initial cost reductions while maintaining/improving product quality and supplier service levels. Applying 4-step procurement framework to strategic categories and drive all aspect of strategic procurement effort, you directly control the results achieved with a strong intervention power in case of underperforming results.
This role requires you to work closely with key stakeholders in the business and in corporate functions to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans. You support decision making by providing market insights to commercial teams around supply, demand, forecast, and pricing trends in material markets. Additionally, you capture real savings, conduct supplier selection and negotiation process, track performance within each spend category and define impact while upholding internal and external policies, regulations and laws.
This position is based in Capelle (Rotterdam) and involves travel to support the region.
This is who you are
We are looking for an experienced procurement talent with passion for cost reduction, strong leadership skills and excellent interpersonal skills. The successful candidate is likely to have approx. 10 years’ experience in procurement, preferably within the chemicals, FMGG or automotive industry.
This is what you bring
This role requires the ability to think strategically and execute methodically. You are comfortable with conflict, possess exceptional negotiation, project management and problem-solving skills with a strong bias for action. Furthermore, you bring a successful, multi-year track record in procurement and the capacity to perform multiple complex analyses simultaneously. A minimum of Bachelor degree from an internationally recognized university in combination with an MBA is required for this role.
This is what we offer
Our spirit of innovation and collaboration along with our diversified business line creating challenges and opportunities for growth is what makes Eastman a great place to build a career. Here, you can find opportunities to grow professionally, competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, and a global work environment.
Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.
For further information about this position please contact Ahmed Farah via +31623912258 or send your application via the apply button.
Acquisition due to this vacancy is not appreciated
Keywords: Strategic Procurement Manager, Procurement, Marketing Manager, Supply, Buyer, Operations, Strategy, Marketing