Global Sourcing Manager Energy

Date:  19-Jul-2021
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 Energy 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.


About the role
In this role, your goal will be to lead procurement of utilities in the indirect procurement within the Energy sub-category and generate reduction in the total cost of ownership of services. You will be working in a team of Sourcing Managers and Operational Buyers in this sub-category and your line manager is the Head of Indirect Procurement - Contractors & Energy. The total spend under management is more than 80 M€/Year.


Main responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in the strategic sourcing activities for the Energy 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 under the Energy sub-category;
  • Drive product demand optimization throughout ICL via collaboration with the relevant ICL units;
  • Maintain and develop in-depth knowledge of legislation, markets & trends of the Energy sub-category;
  • Perform best-in-class negotiation processes via analysis of contract’s type, 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;
  • Deal with CO2 trading (EUA).
  • Energy risks management during the year.
  • Leading sustainability topics


About you 

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (Energy, business;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Expertise in energy markets and legislation.
  • 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;
  • 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.

Languages: Excellent command of English is required. Additional language skills are a benefit


Location: Currently we are working from the office 2 days a week but in the future, you will work from our EU HQ in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with a possibility to work from home.


Apply now!
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If you have any questions, please contact Yael O’Callaghan, Talent Acquisition Manager Europe via 


About ICL:
ICL is a global specialty minerals and chemicals company operating potash, bromine and phosphate mineral value chains in a unique, integrated business model. ICL extracts raw materials from well-positioned mineral assets and utilizes technology and industrial know-how to add value for customers in key agricultural and industrial markets worldwide. ICL employs around 12.000 people worldwide and is active in many European countries. The European Headquarters are located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


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