DSM Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM is a purpose-led global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders.
DSM delivers innovative business solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity.
DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
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Do you want to have a large impact on the sustainability mission of DSM? Within a company that has topped the Dow Jones sustainability index for the last decade and is praised by Fortune magazine as one of the frontrunners on their list of ?
Sounds interesting? Then we have an opportunity for you : come join our organization and work on further improving our leading-
edge sustainability mission and be challenged!
For our team in Heerlen, we are looking for a :
A lead buyer captures all indirect external spend for his / her sites and projects in the Hub / Site and services the Hub / Site by implementing the approved (category) sourcing strategies, within corporate requirements and guidelines, in order to ensure results on all KPI’s as defined with business groups and service units, and to contribute to the overall result of DSM.
The Lead Buyer for the vacant position will mainly cover the facility goods & services and ICT services spend for the Headquarter office located in Heerlen, although Lead Buyer activities for other spend clusters and sites may be applicable as well.
DSM Sourcing is a professional organization supporting DSM businesses to generate sustainable profit by developing, coordinating, and executing state of art purchasing processes on a global scale.
DSM Sourcing Indirect, part of DSM Sourcing, is an integrated global purchasing organization for indirect goods and services.
With central steering and regional service, we will realize the associated benefits :
The focus for the Lead Buyer is on capturing all Indirect spend for his / her area in the Hub, co-developing and executing an aligned souring plan for the Hub / Site, and supporting and challenging category management in order to strive for maximum Hub / Site profit and service.
sourcing process towards category management.
based contract negotiations up to a spend level of 500K Euro’s and subsequently leading the implementation of these contracts.
The site Lead Buyer reports to the Hub Manager for the Europe1 region. The Lead Buyer for this vacancy will mainly cover the facility goods & services and ICT services spend for the Headquarter office located in Heerlen, although Lead Buyer activities for other spend clusters and sites may be applicable as well.
Executing the Lead Buyer activities will require close alignment with business and service unit (DSM Headquarters) stakeholders, category managers, operational buyers and contract performance managers.
From a behavioral point of view any candidate needs to demonstrate :
You have / are
3 yrs.) in purchasing (Indirect), business intelligence or marketing & sales
Are you up for the challenge? Than get ready for action :
Apply on-line by sending us your CV & motivation letter in English. Due to data privacy reasons we do not handle any applications sent by email.
Please be so kind to use the link provided. For additional questions you can contact, Brahim Dagdaoui / Recruitment Business Partner ( ).
Reference check procedures and an assessment can be part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be informed when these procedures are required.
Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees.
The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see or connect on