Oversee the development and execution of sourcing strategies across all categories within span of control including targets, timelines and resource plans.
Lead rigorous and objective contract negotiations with key internal stakeholders, legal department and support groups.
Conduct business review meetings with key stakeholders / business lines to assess risk, review future strategies, and identify potential cost down and improvement opportunities.
Maintain strong working relationships with strategic suppliers to assure cost, quality, and delivery targets are met.
Manage recruiting, training and supervising a team of Category Managers who are responsible for strategic and day-to-day category management activities.
Accountable for meeting all Business line related Procurement goals and objectives.
Shared ownership of driving the Nouryon Procurement value creation to support the company profitability Works with the Business line leadership to set the goals, objectives and measures that maximizes Business profitability.
Attract, lead, coach, appraise and develop employees and ensure staffing Procurement organization.
Member of the Business leadership team.
Skills and Competencies
University or Master degree level.
Excellent personal integrity and ethical and moral standards.
Background in economics, finance, or commodity trading within investment banking, hedge fund or similar would be advantageous.
Business savvy and strong understanding of market dynamics and drivers.
Private Equity and Chemical industry experience would be advantageous.
Good understanding of the Procurement and Supply Chain function: strategy, processes, SSM, supply chain, processes, systems and organization.
Change management: managing improvement programs at a global scale and with diverse teams as well as the cultural aspects of the change to be delivered.
Excellent communicator, both in communication with specialists and with main stakeholders.
Stress resistance, flexible, problem-solving attitude.
Strong focus on value creation and performance management.
Good understanding of external business trends.
Strong analytical skills: highly numerate, structured, organized, and accurate.
Good understanding of the chemical supply chains relevant to Nouryon, including trends in those markets and their potential impact on sourcing strategies.
Seen by others as credible, trustworthy, and open and receptive to new ideas.
Ability, gravitas and charisma to form strong teamwork-based relationships within the organization and with internal customers and external partners & clients, can be convincing, compelling and inspirational; knows how to get things done; excellent relation management and presentation skills.
Education / Experience
Bachelor or Master's Degree in a business-related area or industry, or equivalent work experience.
Minimum 10 years procurement and leadership experience including category management.
Fluent in English. Additional languages are an asset.