The Supply Chain Procurement Europe team, part of the Shared Services GPS Organization is responsible for the full sourcing process for supply chain related activities of the Petrochemicals SBU.
The team is responsible for formulating and executing the sourcing strategy for Solids and Liquids supply chain services in Europe and works in close cooperation with the Supply Chain team of both businesses.
Job Purpose & Responsibilities
The Procurement team is responsible for the end-to-end commercial process and focusses on building a reliable, high quality network of suppliers that offer best in class logistic services.
Delivery and service reliability, (transport) safety, security of supply and customer satisfaction are the typical performance parameters.
Securing these services at the best available commercial conditions and optimal Total Cost of Ownership is the main challenge.
Within this scope the primary focus of the Strategic Buyer is the land transportation for packed goods and the directly related supply chain processes.
The Strategic Buyer plays a key role in the tender process and contract negotiations, but also in the contract management and execution.
The Strategic Buyer is strongly involved in the tender preparation, data analysis, negotiations and final implementation of the tender outcome.
Together with the Category Manager, the Strategic Buyer is responsible for managing a diverse international portfolio of suppliers and strongly involved in the selection and introduction of new suppliers or transport services.
The Strategic Buyer is responsible for steering the day-to-day commercial activities and contract execution management in close cooperation with the Transport Purchaser.
If needed (s)he will support the Transport Purchaser in solving escalations.
As transport expert the Strategic Buyer will be involved in multi-functional Supply Chain projects and improvement processes.
The Strategic Buyer is steering performance management of Service Providers on cost, service levels and SHE.
Within the procurement team, the Strategic Buyer may be involved in GPS related regional or global (process) improvement projects.
S)he is a good networker and relation builder, knows what is happening in the transport market and is able to create commitment at suppliers.
This is a spider in the web’ role with a broad variety of both internal and external relations (Sales, Business Management, Planning, Site Logistics and Suppliers).
Master or Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Economics or Supply Chain.
Additional education in Supply Chain Management (e.g. APICS) is a strong asset.
Strong analytical skills.
Good knowledge of SAP and Excel.
Networker with a strong commercial drive.
Effective communication skills and strong interpersonal and influencing skills.
Fluent in English (both verbal and in writing), basic skills in German.
Minimum 3 years experience in logistics or business management in an international business environment.