Global Senior Sourcing Manager - Indirect Contractors

Date:  24-Nov-2022
Posting End Date: 

Amsterdam, NL, 1062 KR

Company:  ICL Europe Cooperatief U.A.

ICL European HQ is the home of our Global Procurement Organization (GPO). ICL’s global sourcing strategies, negotiations and approvals of our global procurement contracts are steered and made in this office. For our indirect Category we are looking for a Sourcing Manager that has a strong experience in creating sourcing strategies while having a pragmatic approach. We are a leading global specialty minerals company that creates impactful solutions for humanity’s sustainability challenges in the global food, agriculture, and industrial markets.


Global Senior Sourcing / Sourcing Manager – Indirect Contractors 


In this role, your goal will be to lead procurement of indirect services, strategic and sourcing activities within the Contractors and Energy sub-category including Projects and MRO, responsible for the UK & Israel and European countries. You will be working in a team of Sourcing Managers and Operational Buyers in this sub-category, your line manager, Head of Indirect Contractors and Energy.


Tasks and responsibilities

  • Actively participate in the strategic sourcing activities for the Contractors sub-category, with the goal of achieving cost reductions, while maintaining or improving service quality or vendor service levels.
  • Actively manage capex procurement activities including engineering/ EPC/ design build/ EPCM contracts across the globe
  • Participate in project procurement/ management meetings
  • Prepare and propose the procurement strategy and implement the decisions
  • Carry out sourcing activities for Service contracts for maintenance & operations
  • Identify, evaluate & select suppliers, negotiate and close framework-agreements of Global & EU region services under the Contractors sub-category.
  • Maintain and develop in-depth knowledge of suppliers, markets & trends of the Contractors sub-category.
  • Perform best-in-class negotiation processes via analysis of supply & demand trends; 
  • Establish and manage global/regional relationships with suppliers. 
  • Monitor performances of vendors and their compliance with their commitments.
  • Address & solve operational issues with suppliers/ Support contract management activities
  • Provide guidance and guidelines to the regional/local procurement personnel.


Your profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering field; or higher
  • At least 5/12+( for Sr. SM)  years of relevant work experience in project contracting.
  • Understanding of contracting services markets.
  • Demonstrable track record of success in managing complex, cross-functional activities and developing/executing key procurement processes.
  • Excellent command of English is required. Additional language skills are desirable.
  • Strong negotiation skills and result driven personality.
  • In depth understanding of Contracting & Legal / contract templates
  • Excellent interpersonal, business acumen, communication and supplier relations skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively, and in a matrix management style organization.
  • Strategic thinker and pragmatic worker.


Location: European Headquarters, Koningin Wilhelminaplein 30, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 


More Information:
For more information about this position you can contact Vivian Boers at +31 643204009.


For more information, visit the company's global website or visit to find out more about ICL’s activities in The Netherlands and Belgium