Senior Sourcing Manager Raw Materials Urea, Ammonium Nitrate

Date:  18 Sep 2023
Posting End Date: 

Amsterdam, NL, 1062 KR

Company:  ICL Europe Cooperatief U.A.

The goal of our future Senior Global Sourcing Manager 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 Innovative Agricultural Solutions business unit. In your role, you will become a product specialist who understands 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 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. Ultimately, there are plenty of personal development possibilities, where you have a freedom to choose what is an appropriate training for you as a professional.


Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in the strategic sourcing activities for the NPK + Specialties sub-category, with a particular focus on our Nitrogen-based raw material purchases. Your goal is of achieving cost reductions, while maintaining or improving supply, service quality and sustainability.
  • Identify, evaluate & select suppliers, negotiate and close framework-agreements 
  • Support R&D with identifying suppliers for specialties chemical and tolling projects; 
  • Perform best-in-class negotiation processes via analysis of 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;
  • Provide guidance and guidelines to the regional/local procurement personnel.


Your profile:

  • At least 6-8 years of relevant work experience in procurement or marketing & sales for Raw Materials with a particular focus on Nitrogen based raw materials (Urea, Ammonium Sulphate, Ammonium Nitrate, etc.)
  • 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;
  • Strategic thinker and pragmatic worker;


Languages: Excellent command of English is required. Other languages could be considered as a valuable asset (i.e. Hebrew, Spanish, Dutch, French and German)


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


Ready to travel: 20-40% travelling is part of this job.


More information: 
If you have any questions, please contact Jan-Kees Stout at: +31618531587.