Purchasing Manager, Stenungsund

Full-time, Surface Chemistry Procurement

Västra Götaland, Sweden Apply Now Apply until: 31 Dec 2018


Are you an experienced buyer with a strategic mindset and strong networking skills? Do you value good relations and team spirit in your work? This role offers you freedom with resbonsibility and  the opportunity to grow in a changing environment. You will be part of a small team of three and located in Stenungsund.
The responsibility for this position is to improve overall capability of raw material purchase and supply in the EMEIA region. This includes purchasing centralization in the region for all raw materials and acting as support for the line manager for global raw material source in the future. This role will also be key in improving the overall raw material supply security for all sites in the region.

Main responsibilities

  • Develop raw material purchase structure for 3 sites in support of business goals and development in next 3 years, for specific products, with special focus on Stenungsund.
  • Review and develop raw material process in EMEIA and create transparent spend data utilizing available tools and processes.
  • Manage and develop purchasing strategies and align with global supplier strategy for big spend or key raw material categories.
  • Drive material cost improvement opportunities, implement raw material procurement initiative with responsibility to deliver on the savings objectives.
  • Build capability to be able to support the site Stenungsund both in ongoing business and in improvement projects.
  • Proactively work with Technical and Site for make/buy transaction.
  • Value creation and deliver savings targets annually.
  • Drive the improvement of supplier payment terms.
  • Be the Purchasing focal point for FAMIQS registration and audits.

Vacancy data
Closing date
31 Dec 2018
Vacancy number
Västra Götaland
Business unit
Surface Chemistry Procurement
Job characteristics
Job family
Hierarchy level
Full time/part time
Contract type

Job Requirements

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree within a relevant area.
  • At least five years’ experience within multinational companies, strong commodity purchase experience is preferred.
  • Great English skills both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge in Mandarin is a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience in contract writing.
  • You are able to travel at least 30 days a year.
  • As a person you are self-driven and independent but you also work well in a team. You have strong networking and influencing skills and can combine strategic thinking with operational work. Negotiation skills and experience are also very important in this role.
  • An interest in learning some basic chemistry to be able to get to understand our own and our supplier’s production.

      Why join us?

      Nouryon is a company where you can build a meaningful career and make a significant contribution to the development of our business, our customers, and society as a whole.
      Click here to know more about our business.

      Additional information

      This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, reporting to the Regional Purchasing Manager EMEIA and based in Stenungsund. Please apply via our online recruitment system with an uploaded job specific resume and cover letter. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded.
      For additional information about the vacancy please contact Göran Lindqvist, Regional Purchasing Manager EMEIA, +46 733 85 53 30.
      For information about the recruitment process, please contact Åsa Stafström, Talent Resourcing Partner, +46 709 57 76 45.

      For unions related questions please contact:
      Sveriges Ingenjörer, Anna-Lena Palm +46 303 851 13  
      Unionen, Magnus Svensson +46 303 858 38 
      If you have any general questions about your application or need assistance please contact: Recruiting.SE@nouryon.com
      We are looking forward to your application!

      More about the business

      Surface Chemistry a business unit of Nouyon, operates in 50 countries, employing over 1500 people. Based in Chicago, IL, United States, with regional marketing centers in Bridgewater, NJ, United States, Singapore and Stenungsund, Sweden, we are leading supplier of specialty surfactants and synthetic and bio-polymers additives. Using a combination of Chemical expertise, process technology and application know-how, we solve problems for a multitude of manufacturers and formulators. We service a wide range of industries including agro, asphalt, cleaning, fabric care, mining, personal care and petroleum.
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      We perform drug tests on all employees as a part of our effort to maintain a drug-free environment.
      We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or manning companies.

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