Beaumont Select

Global Category Manager - Raw Materials

Competitive remuneration package
09 Mar 2018
09 Apr 2018
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a manufacturer of speciality products and are currently recruiting for a Global Sourcing Manager responsible for raw materials within Fertilizers…

We are pleased to be supporting this global conglomerate business during an exciting period of centralisation with strong growth ambitions. Our client is a manufacturer of speciality products based upon improving the wellbeing of the world’s population and are currently recruiting for a Global Sourcing Manager to be based in their head office in Amsterdam

The successful Global Sourcing Manager will take responsibility for the strategic sourcing activities for the Raw Materials within Fertilizers & Specialties sub-category. This is an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of procurement within this dynamic environment with a clear strategic direction.

Key responsibilities:

  • Achieving cost reductions within specific category area

  • Managing and improving vendor service levels and materials quality

  • Identify, evaluate and select suppliers, negotiate and close framework agreements of Global and EU region products and services

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of suppliers markets and trends for the specific category area

  • Analysis of supply and demand trends, perform best-in-class negotiation processes

  • Supplier relationship management on both a global and regional basis

  • Vendor performance management

  • Drive product demand optimisation

  • Provide guidance and guidelines to the regional/local procurement personnel

Essential skills required:

  • Category experience within raw materials / chemicals markets  (such as Nitrogen, Phosphates, Potassium or in depth Fertilizer knowledge) is essential

  • Excellent negotiation and supplier relationship management skills

  • Chemical or process engineering industry experience is an advantage

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in relevant field

  • Proven experience of management complex, cross-functional activities and executing key procurement processes

  • Solid market knowledge within commodity area

  • Driven, strategic thinker with solid business acumen

  • Excellent command of English

In return our client offer a very competitive remuneration package, outlined career development and aspirations from the start, this is a great opportunity to be part of shaping a newly created global procurement function.

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business