Buyer NRP

AKZO Nobel (C.) Holdings B.V.
  • Amsterdam
  • Detachering,  ZZP
  • HBO, WO
  • 40 uur
Lara Seveke avatar
Lara Seveke junior recruitment consultant

Leads, drives the buying process for the assigned area, ensuring competitive pricing, right service and quality level with best terms & conditions while adherence to Akzo Nobel policies, rules and procedures. Implements global and develops regional category strategies as part of their geographic responsibility under the stewardship of the relevant Global or Regional Category Manager. Train and educate users on the tools, policies and procedures pertaining to NPR purchase.


  • Source, support and facilitate the acquisition of NPR goods and services;
  • Support the attainment of NPR procurement goals, both global, regional and local, related but not limited to saving, cost avoidance, supplier reduction, payment term improvement, catalogue buying, process improvement, sustainabilty, etc;
  • Create and maintain relevant data for seamless execution of NPR buying process. Such data include but not limited to vendor information, catalogue, approval workflow, risk profile, data related to requisition and order etc;
  • Ensure that all commercial contracts are executed in compliance to AN’'s policy, especially in area of legal requirement, approval & signing authority and contract life management;
  • Perform spend analysis to identify and drive opportunities for cost reduction, supplier consolidation, payment term harmonization, contract coverage and catalogue expansion. At the same time, identify risk pertaining to conflict of interest, split purchase, classification errors and policy non-compliance;
  • Execute S2C process professionally, including but not limited to supplier sourcing, competitive bidding, negotiating, bid analysis & evaluation, award, contracting, progress tracking, payment, risk management, SHE, warranty, service agreement, performance review, etc; 
  • Interacts with multiple stakeholders within the country/ cluster of countries to understand potential challenges and business requirements to be addressed;
  • Resolve most of the operational issues related to P2P promptly. Failing so, escalate it timely/promt and follow through resolution strictly;
  • Creates awareness of the relevant policies, rules and procedures among users. Train and educate users on the use of system, tools for NPR, like Procurement card and catalogue buying;
  • Constantly review relevant NPR processes and make improvement or recommendation when required, proof continuously improvement mentality;
  • Supports / leads local NPR projects as and when assigned.


Qualifications/ Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business or related field or equivalent work experience 
  • Professional procurement accreditation will be an asset
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a country purchasing role with an international understanding
  • Fluency in English and local language

General Skills

  • Good communication, presenting and interpersonal skills, problem solving, project management, team working/building.
  • Ability to deliver significant sustainable business results and being an ambassador of a cultural change. 
  • Problem Solving – Gathers and analyzes information skillfully and provides solutions in complex situations. 
  • Organizational Support – Follow and enforce policies and procedures; complete administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; recognize, initiate projects, prepare cost analysis and lead from implementation to conclusion; asks for and offers help when needed,

Functional Skills

  • Spend categorization and analysis
  • Stakeholder relation management
  • Competitive bidding
  • Supplier Segmentation, Strategy & Collaboration 
  • Supplier Performance Measurement
  • Contracting and Contract Management

What decisions may the job holder make independently without seeking approval from higher manager/supervisor?

Takes decisions on source selection and identifying opportunities for cost savings in cluster of countries with relevant Category Manager or procurement manager guidance. Routinely develops deep market understanding and country/region specific benchmarking for the industry through methods that include competitive bidding, negotiating, and analyzing data and market trends. Agrees with relevant Category Manager and sign-off on sourcing projects that will aid in cost optimization from both the internal and external side.


Inclusiviteit en diversiteit

Uiteraard staat deze vacature open voor iedereen die zich hierin herkent. We geloven dat diverse teams van belang zijn voor ons als lerende organisatie, die voorop wil blijven lopen in de wereld van werk. Want juist verschillen tussen mensen zorgen voor groei. Van collega's, klanten, kandidaten en daarmee van Yacht. Heb jij een uniek talent? We ontmoeten je graag.

Lara Seveke avatar
Lara Seveke junior recruitment consultant


recruiter Lara Seveke

Lara Seveke

junior recruitment consultant

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Is er een match, dan plannen we een persoonlijke kennismaking

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