Global Category Manager Europe Based - IT Servicess, Full-time
AkzoNobel
, Netherlands
7 dagen geleden

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color 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 operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect.

For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.

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AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color 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 operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect.

For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.

This role can also be placed in other EU countries.

  • Lead the company’s sourcing activities for IT Services with a main objective to significantly reduce cost, while maintaining / improving product quality and vendor service levels.
  • Collaborate heavily with key business stakeholders and sourcing support specialist to deliver the 15% ROS objective by 2020, which is the most critical financial indicator linked to the mid-term success of the company.
  • Assume NPR spend category responsibility for all entities / countries across Paints and Coatings coordinating and collaborating with the Regions
  • Proactively drive cost and margin improvement, process improvement (TCO) and innovation
  • Manages the supply base and stakeholder network on a regional level and works closely together with the relevant stakeholders within the BAs
  • Actively drive cost down programs beyond procurement savings to the stakeholders e.g. demand reduction, change of specifications, value engineering and behavior changes.
  • Create and maintain an IT Services procurement strategy and contract compliance aligned to global and connect them with regional needs
  • Manage (directly or indirectly) cross-functional teams for the development and execution of all aspects of category strategies within region.
  • Manage the competitive sourcing process related to contract pricing, terms and conditions, service levels and governance
  • Conduct strategic sourcing activities to identify and develop new suppliers in the region to drive cost reduction and build strong and trusted relationships
  • Evaluate production processes and analyze supply chain optimization potentials
  • Navigate and analyze complex data to identify and present opportunities to stakeholders for decision making;
  • Actively seek and lead regional opportunities to drive savings and deliver business results for the organization through various forms of leveraging, bidding, sourcing, negotiating and implementing of complex regional supplier contract
  • Lead supplier selection process, and create longer-term supplier selection strategies
  • Establish and present business cases supporting sourcing recommendations
  • Develop mechanisms and metrics to track supplier performance with delivery, quality, and cost
  • Manage and leads strategic supplier relationships and performance improvements through regular supplier meetings, business review as detailed in the contract governance.
  • Develop strong relationship and build trust with key stakeholders in businesses to understand business needs and to establish and strengthen regional category strategies.
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