Global Sourcing Manager Raw Materials - NPK

Date:  22-Sep-2022
Posting End Date: 

Amsterdam, NL, 1062 KR

Company:  ICL Europe Cooperatief U.A.

Are you looking for a for your next step in a truly global and dynamic environment?
Are you enjoying working in an international successful company and in multinational team? 
Are you strong and feel challenged  by designing a new sourcing strategies  on global supply & demand trends? 
Then you might be the right person for our new Global Sourcing Manager for Fertilizer and Specialty products.

The goal of our future GSM will be to lead procurement of raw materials within the NPK + Specialties sub-category and generate reduction in the total cost of ownership of services. Your future team is focusing on sourcing NPK and Specialties portfolio which services our Global  Innovative Growing Solutions division. In your role, you will become a global product specialist who understands global market trends and builds market strategy and strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Your team consists of Global Sourcing Managers, Operational Buyers and you will report to the Head of NPK and Specialties. 

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. 


Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in the strategic sourcing activities 
  • Identify, evaluate & select suppliers, negotiate and close framework-agreements 
  • Fully support and champion our Sustainable Procurement objectives
  • Support R&D with identifying suppliers for specialties chemical and tolling projects; 
  • 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;
  • Provide guidance and guidelines to the regional/local procurement personnel.


Your profile:

  • At least 3-5 years of relevant work experience in procurement or marketing & sales for Raw Materials;
  • Master or similar degree in a technical based field (i.e. mechanical/electrical technician, mechanical/electrical/chemical/agricultural 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;
  • Strategic thinker and pragmatic worker;
  • Willing to travel;
  • Experience with the specifics of NPK Fertilizers and/or Specialty 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)


Koningin Wilhelminaplein 30, 1062 KR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


More information: 
If you have any questions, please contact Vivian Boers at: +31 6 43204009.