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Category Director/Manager (Purchasing)

DSM Group Business Services B.V.

9063282 | SITTARD | Detachering | WO | publicatiedatum 


Over de functie

1. Responsible for (sub)category strategy development as to deliver maximum value
•       Define and validate  sourcing strategy using internal and external analysis. 
•       Accountable for internal and external analysis in collaboration with Sourcing Analysts, as chairman of a cross-functional sourcing team. 
•       Prepare and lead fact based negotiation and select supplier.
•       Initiate contract implementation and resolve issues. 
•       Manage/evaluate contract compliance, data management and supplier performance and take necessary corrective actions. 
•       Evaluate and renew contract by identifying and prioritizing opportunities for reduction of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). 
•       Ensure use of strategic sourcing methodology (SSM), the Indirect Sourcing IT platform (ARIBA), and best practices.

2. Develop and manage relationship with  suppliers and track their performance:
•       Implement and execute Key Supplier Management  programs (KSM). 
•       Initiate and conduct supplier reviews. 
•       Identify potential contract improvement opportunities & re-negotiations. 
•       Secure key elements of the Supplier Performance Reviews (security of supply, competitiveness, Quality/compliance, sustainability, innovation/technical improvements, business commitment) in DSM's agreements with third parties. 
•       Define and implement (strategic) supplier management process.
3. Manage collaboration, knowledge sharing and proper communication within (sub)category by providing strategy, deep category expertise and ensure the use of standardized processes.
•       Be a challenger in the different Sourcing teams. 
•       Validate decision documents.

4. Manage relationship with internal customers during projects
•       Collect and manage internal customers feedback on the sourcing process to identify further TCO reduction opportunities.
•       Improve and reinforce the DSM Purchasing profile and recognition within the internal customer community.

5. Quality, Health, Safety and Environment
•       Ensure a QHSE policy and organization, in line with DSM guidelines and systems, in order to meet legal obligations, guarantee the quality of processes and products, ensure a save and healthy working place for employees.


A Bachelors or Master’s degree, preferably in supply chain, business administration, commerce, or other relevant discipline.

Required level of experiences:
•       4 – 6   yrs experience in Purchasing (Indirect) or other mid management positions, commercial experience.
•       Knowledge of the Category in terms of products, services and contracts. 
•       Knowledge of Indirect Spend in terms of business dynamics, markets, innovation requirements and growth opportunities. 
•       Familiar with working in project environment. 
•       Being proactive, self-starter, and ability to engage & influence people.
•       Change management capabilities.
•       Communication and cooperation skills highly developed. 
•       Good command of English (written and spoken).


This is a temporary assignment. You will be contracted by Yacht.


Purchasing at DSM 
Purchasing is a globally-operating functional group under the leadership of the Chief Purchasing Officer. Its mission is to connect customer needs with supplier solutions. With in-depth knowledge of supply markets and close collaboration with our businesses and suppliers, our Purchasing professionals bring supplier capabilities to DSM in an efficient and transparent way. Sustainable and innovative supplier solutions, strong supplier partnerships and an international supply base are important drivers in the value creation for the growth of DSM.

The spend area Indirect Goods & Services covers the most diverse range of purchasing needs for DSM that are not directly processed in our products (Facility Goods & Services, ICT, Global Logistics & Packaging, Technical Goods & Services).


Voor meer informatie neem je contact op met Maikel Quekel via telefoonnummer 06-22057200

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