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Position: Sourcing Manager Chemicals ( Venlo, The Netherlands )

Company and Position:
Procurementnetwork is searching on behalf of a multinational client -
Access Business Group, part
Alticor Inc. - for a MND Sourcing Manager Europe (chemicals) at their European Regional Service
Center in Venlo, The Netherlands. In this position, you will become part of the European Strategic
Procurement department, reporting directly to the European Procurement Manager based in the UK. 

The Challenge:
You will be working as part of a combined European and US team with the responsibility to transfer
manufacturing of Homecare products from Access Business Group's own production lines in the US
to a European Contract Manufacturer. In this role your primary task is to deliver effective sourcing from
European suppliers of chemical products to ensure consistent supply of these raws to the European
contract manufacturer. Working alongside the Contract Manufacturer and Global Sourcing Manager it
is important to identify the balance between global leverage opportunities and ensure raw material
suppliers deliver to pre defined criteria. You will start the sourcing project with a range of household
products, raws and packaging identified for phase 1 of localization activity (circa 40 items) with a
multi-million annual spend value. Identifying savings opportunities and efficiencies through TCO
principles alongside procurement, supply chain, quality management, operations and R&D will ensure
success. In addition further phases of localization are in progress, adding more product lines to your
sourcing responsibilities and your further involvement in this localization initiative.

Tasks / Accountabilities:
The Sourcing Manager proactively develops and integrates long-term procurement strategies for
complex categories of direct materials spend providing sourcing and technological expertise,
The Sourcing Manager will lead sourcing efforts for direct materials spend and collaborate with other
functions on supply chain initiatives to achieve competitive advantage, total cost of ownership
efficiency and improve responsiveness to customer demand.
Strong collaboration with key business partners to foster supply chain and product innovation,
Works closely with contract manufacturer of homecare in Europe, to ensure most effective sourcing
of chemical and packaging requirements,
Develops, maintains and champions marketplace information respective to key raw materials -
chemicals and packaging - allowing continuous assessment of product total cost structures,
Makes short and long term strategic supply recommendations based upon research and analysis
within own range responsibilities and behalf of the entire department, 
Works towards close relationships with appropriate departments, identifying needs and areas of
weakness to develop upon opportunities improving overall departmental interaction.

Your Profile and Experience:

You have experience in setting up and/or managing new sourcing projects and processes,
You are pro-active, enjoy setting up clear processes and efficient operating principles and have
excellent communication skills,
You have five to nine years of relevant experience in procurement or supply chain and preferably some
years direct experience in sourcing and managing household, chemical and/or packaging products;
You have a bachelor or masters degree in BA, supply chain, procurement or technical field;
You have excellent knowledge of English, as well oral as written. Additional languages preferable.

Applications and more information regarding the position:

For more details regarding this position and applications, please contact Erwin Overdijk, Managing
Director Procurementnetwork,
members@procurementnetwork.eu or leden@procurementnetwerk.nl
or call +31 (0)6 382 282 02

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