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    • Date Posted
      July 16,2022
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    Regional Procurement Expert

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    DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions.

    The Global Shared Services (GSS) organization provides high quality, cost effective services and processes within Human Resources, Finance and IT, based on requirements defined by the business areas and Group. GSS also develops central competence for distinct services, projects and development and will support policy, procedures and system implementation on a global, regional, and local level.

    GSS is about bringing a team of true process experts together, going for professional service levels at industry standards, and offering centers of expertise for competence based advisory. We are driven by people’s competence and motivation to help and support the business areas. As a member of the GSS community you act in a professional, multi-cultural, competent and service oriented environment with good possibilities to enhance your personal competencies and expertise, and to build a strong network with colleagues around the world.

    GSS Real Estate & Procurement (REM&Proc) delivers services out of two Global Centres and 9 Regional Offices.

    For the Region West-, South- & East Europe, we are looking for a Regional Procurement Expert.

    Procurement transformation

    DNV’s procurement organization, REM&Proc, is currently undergoing a transformation in order to increase its maturity, professionalism and capabilities across indirect spend categories and geographies. A new vision and strategy for procurement has been developed resulting in that a new global procurement operating model is being implemented within DNV. A key part of this new operating model is related to new talent and in particular new Procurement expert talent which will have a close collaboration with Global Category Leads, Regional Managers and Global Center specialists. These roles are essential for the new operating model and form a critical success factor for the procurement transformation.

    Role description
    • The role is a multi-role covering either global or regional (tactical) sourcing, contract, and supplier management execution and supporting the Global Category Lead.
    • Supporting Regional Manager with global category strategy execution and regional category strategy development work might be applicable
    • The Procurement expert will have a close collaboration with multiple stakeholders including Global Center Procurement specialists performing administrational/transactional/operations activities related to assisted purchasing management and content & catalog management using Basware cloud.
    • The role is mainly cross procurement categories on a regional level (exceptions with a more category specific focus can be applicable)
    • The tactical strategy execution scope covers supplier, sourcing and contract management developed by the Global Category Lead and translated into regional category strategy by the regional team.
    • The Procurement expert has a vital role in the cross-functional category teams led by the Global Category lead consisting of relevant representatives from GSS REM/Proc (global and regional), business and other GSS functions and covers all aspects of the relevant category.
    • The Procurement expert (together with Regional Manager) will add the regional aspects into the category teams, both category specific and not category specific requirements/aspects.
    • Reporting to Regional Manager
    Key responsibilities

    Category Management

    • Support with global category strategy execution and regional category strategy development work might be applicable to support the Regional Manager

    Sourcing Management

    • Develop and update sourcing documentation templates (RFx, tender documentation etc)
    • Execute sourcing (go-to-supplier market) strategy as per relevant category specific strategy (supplier, sourcing, contract, pricing strategy)
    • End-to-end responsibility for sourcing events – source to contract (incl. negotiations)
    • Identify viable suppliers
    • Fact based evaluation as per balanced scorecard
    • Award recommendations as per balanced scorecard
    • Focus on total cost of ownership or value
    • Recommend strategically fit for DNV
    • Seamlessly integrate sourcing, negotiation and contracting aspects to make contracts ready for implementation and purchasing

    Contract Management

    • Support sourcing related contract requests
    • Interact with legal to make sure fulfillment of legal requirements should any changes to standard contracts be required.
    • Identify contract risks
    • Manage contract expirations, renewals and terminations proactively
    • Manage and review purchase contract compliance
    • Contract portfolio administration and control

    Supplier Management

    • Supplier relationship, supplier performance, supplier risk, supplier base
    • Secure good relations with strategic and preferred suppliers
    • Monitor and manage supplier performance and provide input to supplier base management
    • Monitor and manage supplier risk incl. risk mitigation plans development and execution
    • Escalate any supplier risks to regional manager and global category lead
    • Support the supplier base management per category aligned with the global and regional category strategy
    • HBO- or Academic certificate/degree in Procurement Management
    • At least 3 years of experience in procurement and preferably holistic category management experience (preferably from a large international organization)
    • Previous indirect and/or direct procurement experience and preferably from a variety of goods/services
    • Experience specifically as Procurement expert, buyer, sourcing/contract/supplier expert
    • Experience/Familiar in the use of SAP/Oracle/Basware cloud Finance systems and Procurement modules
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office/Word/Excel/PowerPoint
    • Dutch is your mothertongue, good communication skills in English (oral and written)
    Characteristics of successful Procurement experts (Sourcing/Contract/Supplier talent)
    • Hands-on mentality, pro-active and can-do attitude, quick adapter to change, team player and willingness to walk the extra mile
    • Confident in establishing new ways of processing whilst promoting a positive and collaborative partnership with the business
    • Understand customer needs and the sense of urgency; take ownership to ensure solutions for the customer and deliver high quality results on time
    • Structured way of working, accurate in the operations, able to quickly analyze complex issues and come up with sound, rational judgements and pragmatic solutions
    • Willing to travel within Europe
    • Easy in reaching out when in need of assistance or advice
    • A tactical profile with strategic competence, analytical and attention to details
    • Performance driven, with a good level of professional as well as personal integrity
    • Cultural awareness and experience of working in a dynamic international environment with multiple stakeholders in different countries
    • The ability to understand the bigger – category – picture and the category strategy


    We have an enviable client list – we work with the biggest names out there. Whether we work with renowned companies, innovative startups or joint industry projects, you will get a chance to utilize your expertise together with specialists from a wide range of disciplines.


    We have culture that will broaden your view and deepen your skills. Every year we invest 5% of our revenue on research and development. We also invest strongly in competence development and progression for our people. From on the job learning to joining networks, receiving coaching and participating in training programs, we help to support you progress.


    Joining us is an opportunity to make the world a better place. Employees in DNV feel strongly about the company’s Purpose to "safeguard life, property and the environment”. This is our reason for being since our formation in 1864. Our Vision to be “a trusted voice to tackle global transformations”, gives our people direction and expresses what we would like to accomplish in the long term.


    You will be part of a culture that embrace the values of caring, daring and sharing. These are the three core values that shape our performance; We care for each other, our customers, our planet, and we take care of ourselves. We dare to explore, to experiment, to be different, and to be courageous, curious, and creative. We share our experience and knowledge. We collaborate with each other and our customers, and we continue to grow and develop as a result.

    Our benefits package is specifically designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being.

    • Receive a competitive compensation package
    • Get secured for the future with our pension scheme, profit share, health care and wellness benefits
    • Enjoy the flexibility to handle your work in a way that suits you and your lifestyle (e.g. work from home)
    • Work with some of the most engaging and competent colleagues in the industry
    • Receive guidance from colleagues around the globe through coaching, mentoring and networks
    • Advance your skills and expertise, through individual development plans and tailored training
    • Develop your managerial skills, by going through our state-of-the-art leadership programs
    • Be part of a world renowned and growing organization that will make a difference in global transformations.

    For more information please contact our recruiter at: to be determined with HR.

    Equal Opportunity Statement:
    DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!
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