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At Nouryon, our global team of Changemakers takes positive action every day, to reach higher collectively and individually. We create innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers to answer society’s needs – today and in the future.  


We are looking for team members who bring ideas forward, champion others and work together to do better. Does that sound like you? 



About the job


This role is a key member of the Indirects Procurement Leadership team.  The role provides leadership to the Global Functional/Corporate Services Purchasing Team.  The team consists of 8 to 10 sourcing professionals, located in the US, Europe, Latin America, Asia and India.  Areas of support include, but are not limited to:  IT, Human Resources, Insurance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, Travel and Expense 



In your future role as Global Category Leader you will  


  • Lead the development and implementation of efficient sourcing and category management strategies.
  • Lead the implementation and improvement of standard sourcing processes, the required culture and sourcing continuous improvement programs.
  • Identify best practices and industry benchmarks.
  • Develop and maintain in-depth market knowledge within areas of responsibility.
  • Develop the organization to identify improvement areas, explore cost reduction opportunities and establish a total cost of ownership approach internally and with external suppliers.
  • Actively work to improve commercial terms with suppliers, identifying ways to support minimize spending and reduce cost to support the company’s financial objectives.
  • Actively work with key stakeholders in the businesses, functions and ISC to build alignment around targets and establish common execution plans to support business growth and profitability improvement.
  • Travel: 10% 


We believe you bring


  • Extensive experience in procurement and/or functional (corporate service) role
  • Change management: managing improvement programs with diverse teams as well as the cultural aspects of the change to be delivered.
  • Experience in Sourcing including Strategic Sourcing Methodology and contract management.
  • University bachelor’s or master’s degree level, preferably in Business Administration, Information Technology, Engineering or similar applicable to the categories of management.



Great if you have

  • Experience (direct / indirect) dealing with sales and customer service organizations.
  • Strong project management experience with lean management methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma.


We believe you are a person that is result oriented and relentlessly pursues high standards and a culture of ownership and accountability. You have great leadership skills and has the ability to effectively influence team members, colleagues and stakeholders.  You demonstrate strong collaboration competencies and are to deliver clear and concise guidance in ways that motivates the teams in the achievement of key objectives. You take responsibility of your tasks. Structure your own approach and drives your processes further. You have well-founded and clear values and the ability to think conceptually about issues in an ethical perspective and being uided by ethics and values in crucial situations at work.


 We offer you


At Nouryon, we provide a great job and friendly coworkers, plus benefits in addition to salary like a Short Term Incentive.


Have we got your interest?

This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, reporting to Lance Amy, Global NPR Director and based in either, Gothenburg-Sweden, Houston - USA or Amsterdam - The Netherlands.


Please apply via our online recruitment system. We will not accept applications via e-mail. Once it's with us we will review to see if we have a match between your skills and the role! For more information about our hiring process, visit:  


We look forward to receiving your application! 


We kindly ask our internal candidates to apply with your Nouryon email via Success Factors.  

About Nouryon


We’re looking for tomorrow’s Changemakers, today. 


If you’re looking for your next career move, apply today and join Nouryon’s worldwide team of Changemakers in providing essential solutions that our customers use to manufacture everyday products such as personal care, cleaning, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Our employees are driven by the wish to make an impact and actively drive positive change. If that describes you, we will gladly make way for your ambitions. From day one we support you with your personal growth, through challenging positions and comprehensive learning and development opportunities, in a dynamic, international, diverse, and proactive working environment. 


Visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn.  





For additional information about the vacancy please contact hiring manager Lance Amy, Global NPR Director at


If you have any questions about the recruitment process or your application or need assistance, please contact: 



#WeAreNouryon #Changemakers 


We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or staffing companies. 


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26 Jul 2024
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Integrated Supply Chain
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