Global Sourcing Manager - Professional Services & IT

Date:  04-Jun-2021
Posting End Date: 

Amsterdam, NL, 1062 KR

Company:  ICL Europe Cooperatief U.A.

ICL European HQ in Amsterdam is the home of our Global Procurement Organization (GPO) management team. ICL’s global sourcing strategies, negotiations and Purchase Orders  for our global suppliers are steered and created  in this office. For our IT & Professional Services Category we are looking for an additional Sourcing Manager who 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
You will work closely together with internal business stakeholders in our global locations  in close cooperation with your co-workers and the local procurement organizations to support and help define the business’ requirements for the entire IT and Professional Services portfolios. You have strong analytical skills and are able to design and/or implement various sourcing strategies  and lead global and regional tender processes. ou are  a true business partner for our multi – lingual and multi cultural IT & Professional Services stakeholders and you love to work together with the local procurement teams and operational buyers within the team to create successes. Working with various regions and cultures requires a non 9 to 5 mentality and straight back. 


Your main responsibilities will be: 

  • Initiate the strategic sourcing activities 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. 
  • 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 and regional relationships with suppliers.
  • Monitor performances of vendors and their compliance with their commitments.
  • Address & solve operational issues with suppliers.
  • Provide guidance and guidelines to the regional and local procurement personnel. 


About you 
To be successful in this role you have a degree in a relevant field and relevant experience in strategic procurement. Off course you bring experience in negotiating framework agreements in the relevant fields from IT & Professional Services processes. 

Other than above you also bring: 

  • Experience in working in an international environment and leading cross functional teams.
  • Demonstrable track record of success in managing complex, cross-functional activities and developing and executing key procurement processes. 
  • You have a strategic mindset with a strong can-do mentality. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, business acumen, communication and supplier relations skills. 
  • When the discussions are heated you keep cool, know how to influence and will have clear communication style. 


Location: Currently we are working from home but in the future, you will work from our EU HQ in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Apply now!
IT Procurement is what you do and love? 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.