Global Operational Buyer Contractors & Energy

Date:  25 May 2023
Posting End Date: 

Amsterdam, NL, 1062 KR

Company:  ICL Europe Cooperatief U.A.

About the role
As Global Operational Buyer, you have a key role in our organization. You will interact with sites, suppliers and colleagues from all over the globe on a day-to-day basis. This position would be great for your procurement career.  


Your goal will be to lead procurement of indirect services, strategic sourcing activities within the Contractors and Energy sub-category including Projects and MRO. A big part of the scope is for our locations in Germany and Israel. You will be working in a team of Sourcing Managers and Operational Buyers in this category. You will report to the Head of Indirect Contractors and Energy.


Main responsibilities: 

  • Operation activities of Service Contract & MRO Services purchasing for ICL Site locations;
  • Actively participate in the sourcing activities for the global Contractors & Utility subcategory with the goal of achieving cost reductions, while maintaining or improving quality or vendor service levels.
  • Combine the role of Operational Buyer (main focus) and partly the role of Sourcing Manager (secondary focus).
  • Carry out analysis of the data for better decision-making process
  • Maintain procurement documents, files and records, Invoice verifications
  • Assist sourcing managers in tabulating bids and preparing proposals, and provide general office support
  • In charge of the operational / administrative part of the sourcing process.
  • Issue purchase orders/call-offs.
  • Follow up on orders to ensure that services are delivered on time.
  • Address & solve issues during the sourcing process.
  • Negotiate with suppliers of services;
  • RFI/ RFQ process adherence;
  • Review, prepare, verify and/or approve financial and business transactions within established frameworks and guidelines.


About you 
To be successful in this role you have a Bachelor or master’s degree in a relevant field like Engineering with the right amount of relevant procurement experience that is needed to bring high quality procurement to this role.  


In additional you bring the following: 

  • Capabilities of assessing category spend base and project management. 
  • Experience in working in an international environment and leading cross-function teams. 
  • Understanding of contractors and Capex supply markets. 
  • Strong negotiation skills and result driven personality. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, business acumen, communication and supplier relations skills. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a matrix management style organization.


Languages: Excellent command of English with a combination of Spanish, German, Dutch or Hebrew. 


Location: you will work from our EU HQ in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with a possibility to work from home. 


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