Global Sourcing Manager Indirect Contractors and CAPEX

Date:  03-Sep-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 CAPEX and Indirect Contractors 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
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: 

  • 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.
  • Participate in Value Engineering activities.
  • Identify, evaluate, and select suppliers, negotiate, and close framework-agreements of Global and European region services for Contractors. 
  • Drive product demand optimization throughout ICL via collaboration with the relevant ICL units
  • Maintain and develop in-depth knowledge of suppliers, markets trends of the Contractors 
  • Perform best-in-class negotiation processes via analysis of supply and demand trends
  • Establish and manage global, regional relationships with suppliers. 
  • Monitor performances of vendors and their compliance with their commitments

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.

Excellent command of English is required. Additional language skills such as Hebrew, German, is a benefit.


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!
Are you the procurement professional ready to take on our Indirect Contractors category? We’d love to see your application! Click on "Apply now" button and upload your resume online. We can only accept applications through our online process. 

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.