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    1 - 2 Years
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      November 11,2020
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    Lead Buyer

    Job ID: 38796
    Date: Nov 2, 2020
    Job function: Purchasing
    Experience level: Experienced Hire
    Business: DSM Sourcing

    Lead Buyer

    DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

    Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

    More information can be found at .

    DSM Sourcing is currently looking for a Lead Buyer for DSM Engineering Materials Emmen site.

    The Challenge

    To act as the first point of contact for all stakeholders on the sites which you support, coordinating, and re-directing all purchasing activities to spend between €100,000 and €500,000 euro

    This individual will capture all Indirect spend for your sites and define the relevant Sourcing approach, aligned with the sourcing strategies.

    To assist stakeholders: using DSM (preferred) contracts, executing competitive bids, spot buying or coordinate specification-sourcing process towards category management.

    The Position

    The Key responsibilities in this position will be:

    • Write an annual Sourcing plan for the sites and implement the sourcing strategies for sites.
    • Collect and manage internal customers feedback on the sourcing process to identify further TCO reduction and Purchasing value creation opportunities
    • Increase the usage of Strategic Sourcing Methodology (SSM) on sites.
    • Prepare and lead fact-based negotiation and select suppliers for all spend projects between 100K and 500K.
    • Lead contract implementation and resolve issues.
    • Evaluate and renew contracts by identifying and prioritizing opportunities for reduction of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
    • Ensure use of strategic sourcing methodology (SSM) and best practices.
    • Manage and facilitate the collaboration within the cross-functional sourcing team.
    • Develop and manage relationships with preferred/approved suppliers and track/develop their performance and conduct supplier performance evaluations.
    • Assist suppliers on performance improvement, to monitor progress and ensure successful implementation.
    • Provide input to Category Management.
    • Collect all relevant information for Category management and discuss business needs in order to gain maximum fit for use.
    • Act as the contact person for all stakeholders in the responsible area they support, coordinating and re-directing all indirect purchasing activities with full compliance with policy.
    • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of purchasing activities.

    The Ideal

    • Bachelor's Degree preferred, preferably in business administration, commerce, engineering, or other relevant disciplines.
    • Knowledge of the Category in terms of products, services and contracts.
    • In-depth knowledge of Indirect Spend in terms of business dynamics, markets, innovation requirements and growth opportunities.
    • A recognized qualification in Purchasing and negotiation and contracting skills and change management.
    • Substantial professional experience (>5 yrs.) in Purchasing (Indirect), Business Intelligence or Marketing & Sales.
    • Deep understanding and knowledge of Site business needed.
    • Fluent in English both verbal and written

    Procedure & Contact

    Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your CV and Cover letter in English via the career portal ( ). Pre-employment screening procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when further information is required. For additional questions, please contact Cees van den Kommer, Recruitment Business Partner ( ).

    Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and
    affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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