Head of Global Indirect Procurement - Professional services, IT and Facility management

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Amsterdam, NL, 1062 KR

Company:  ICL Europe Cooperatief U.A.

We are searching for a leader with a global view and understanding of international environment and cultural differences. Our Head of is continuisly driving for results and acts with determination and decisiveness while implementing an innovative perspective.  In order to apply ICL’s encouraged global mindset, our candidate is intuitevely managing organizational complexity while initiating and driving dynamic changes in the team of 4 subordinates. Lead procurement of IT, Professional Services and Facility management sub-category is on the global and EU regional level expected to generate cost reduction in the total cost of ownership of the sub-category for the direct benefit of ICL’s bottom line results. 

Main responsibilities:


•    Hold reeliver effective strategic guidance across a global, matrix organisation whilst navigating a complex regional/ business landscape
•    sponsibility for Global and EU region results & implementation, including compliance with ICL standards, within the relevant sub-category;
•    Lead a team of Global Sourcing Managers and Global Operational Buyers and provide functional guidance to Regional Sourcing Manager;  
•    Hold responsibility for the Sub-Category Spend;
•    Negotiate and close large framework -agreements of significant sub-category products;
•    Manage the client relationship and acts as the POC of a large ICL site; 
•    Define and lead global sub-category procurement strategy and execution;
•    Provide greater value in cost, speed, delivery, responsiveness and quality of services to ICL customers; 
•    Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the sub-category related domestic and internatonal supply market, and incorporate this into sub-category strategy;
•    Establish global/regional supplier-relationships with major suppliers and industry leaders;
•    Perform best-in-class supplier evaluation & negoation process via analysis of suplly & demand trends;
•    Provide in-depth expertise regarding suppliers, markets and trends in the relevant sub-category.




•    Master degree in relevant field preferably with relavant category background;
•    Expert level background in Category management (strong IT hardware and software knowledge);
•    Strong business orientation and understanding of business processes; 
•    Vendor management experience and all-market business experience;
•    Proven track of managerial experience with an emphasis on empowering and leading people;
•    Thinking and acting strategically while promoting change and innovation;
•    Deliver the value to the Customer.



Languages: Excellent knowledge (verbally and in writing) of the English language.


Location: ICL European Headquarters, Koningin Wilhelminaplein 30, 1062 KR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


More Information:
This position is benchmarked at Level 17 and reports directly to Dina Gerz, Global Indirect Category VP. Please note that occasional travel to other European and global locations is part of this position. For more information you can contact Tamara Novak, Talent Acquisition Specialist, via TA_amsterdam@icl-group.com

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 www.icl-group.com or visit www.icl-group.nl to find out more about ICL’s activities in The Netherlands and Belgium.