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Procurement Category Manager

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The company

At Quaker Chemical, we are experts in the development, production, and application of process fluids, lubricants, and coatings for the steel, metalworking, and many other manufacturing industries. With approximately 2000 Associates in more than 20 countries, we enable our customers to be more efficient - and ultimately more profitable. We achieve this through our intimate knowledge of the industries we serve and each one of the moving parts that comes with it. Quaker is a global publicly traded company with a unique collaborative culture that supports career growth for its associates and offers competitive compensation and benefit programs. Our EMEA headquarters is located in Uithoorn, the Netherlands. Visit our website for more information about us: www.quakerchem.com.
 


Role description

Due to the continuous growth of our company, we are looking to expand and grow our procurement team. To this end, we are looking for a Procurement Category Manager, who will be responsible for the procurement and contracting of raw materials.


Responsibilities

You are actively involved in the design and implementation of a commodities procurement strategy, with a focus on vegetable / tropical oils, and animal fats. By planning, implementing and monitoring procurement strategies you are able to drive cost saving and value adding initiatives. You maintain and communicate raw material and market analysis data, on which you make strategic recommendations. You develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, both internally and externally. As part of the procurement team you are responsible for securing raw materials for all our EMEA locations. You participate in cross-functional and multi-site projects, either as team member or project manager. Next to your strategic buying role in EMEA, you will advise and coordinate other regional procurement teams around the globe with regards to tropical oils. You report to the EMEA Manager Direct Procurement.


Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of commercial experience (sales, trading, buying) in vegetable oils, animal fats or oleochemical industry.
  • Market oriented - solid understanding of commodity markets.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent communicator – confidence to negotiate while being diplomatic and tactful.
  • Well-developed planning and organizing skills.
  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in chemistry or chemical engineering is preferred.

Other information

Our offer
An interesting position in a professional team, a competitive salary and attractive fringe benefits package. There is good growth potential for the right candidate.

Your team
The purchasing team is responsible for the sourcing and procurement of all raw materials which form the basis of our products. Quaker Chemical produces over 500 different products at several production locations in EMEA. Raw materials include commodities such as mineral and vegetable oils, but also specialty chemicals; sometimes produced specifically for Quaker. In close cooperation with other departments, the team strives to efficiently bring the best quality raw materials, in optimum volume and packaging at best value.

Interested?
Do not hesitate to send your written motivation and curriculum vitae before December 12th to the attention of Christa Koot. Please use the application form.

Agency calls are not appreciated.



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Quaker Chemical B.V.

Listed by: Quaker Chemical B.V.
Listed on: 12-11-2018
Country: The Netherlands
Region: Noord-Holland
Employment: Permanent
Expertise: 6 - 10 years
Location Type: On location
Education: Bachelor
Language: English
Sector: Chemicals
Specialisation: Procurement


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