Global Sourcing Manager Raw Materials - Organics

Date:  03-Mar-2023
Posting End Date: 

Amsterdam, NL, 1062 KR

Company:  ICL Europe Cooperatief U.A.

Are you looking for a next step where you enjoy designing a new strategy on supply & demand trends in a global team? 
The goal of our future GSM will be to lead procurement of raw materials within the Organics sub-category and generate reduction in the total cost of ownership of services. In your role, you will become a product specialist who understands market trends and builds market strategy and strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 


What we offer:
We offer a challenging fulltime role in a dynamic new environment where you can help shape the future of a professional Procurement organization for a company that has chosen its strategic direction: creating “One ICL” with strong growth ambitions. We always strive to be the best and encourage everyone who works with us to excel. We also embrace diversity, give people the latitude to express themselves and value differing opinions. Ultimately, there are plenty of personal development possibilities, where you have a freedom to choose what is an appropriate training for you as a professional.
Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in the strategic sourcing activities for the Organics sub-category, with the goal of achieving cost reductions, while maintaining or improving service quality or vendor service levels;
  • Identify, evaluate & select suppliers, negotiate and close framework-agreements of Global & EU region services; 
  • Support R&D with identifying suppliers for specialties chemical and tolling projects; 
  • Drive product demand optimization throughout ICL via collaboration with the relevant ICL units;
  • Maintain and develop in-depth knowledge of suppliers, markets & trends; 
  • 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;


Your profile:

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in procurement for Raw Materials;
  • Bachelor or similar degree in a technical based field (i.e. mechanical/electrical technician, mechanical/electrical/chemical engineering, industrial/process/manufacturing engineering, industrial project management, etc.); 
  • Understanding of supply markets and price cyclicality in Raw Materials/commodity markets;
  • Demonstrable track record of success in managing complex, cross-functional activities and developing/executing key procurement processes;
  • Strong negotiation skills and result driven personality;
  • Excellent interpersonal, business acumen, communication and supplier relations skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively, in a culture rich environment;
  • Experience with the specifics of Organic and/or In-Organic Raw materials is an advantage.

Languages: Excellent command of English is required. Other languages could be considered as a valuable asset (i.e. Hebrew, Spanish, Dutch, French and German)

ICL European Headquarters
Koningin Wilhelminaplein 30, 1062 KR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Ready to travel: 20-40% travelling is part of the job.  
More information: 
For more information about this position, you can contact Vivian Boers at +31 643204009