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Regional Procurement Manager


Location: Netherlands (Netherlands)

Type: Permanent

Reference: TBC


Job description

The Company is committed to develop a strategic approach to the Company's supply chain activities, and specifically, in their approach to global procurement; the Regional Procurement Manager role will be to:

Manage the implementation of Procurement Functionalization for the Eastern hemisphere, and develop the required talent, functions and procedures to support the success.
Manage and supervise new procurement / warehouse teams at the site and mentor on new systems and procedures.
Develop improvement road maps for Site procurement/ warehouse teams.
Directly manage negotiations and strategy for large spend items (raw materials, equipment, etc.) for all major projects within the region.
Develop Supply Agreements with strategic vendors of major commodities to ensure a competitive advantage in price and favorable terms and conditions of sale
Develop and implement formalized, strategic and disciplined procurement commodity management policies and procedures, in line with Global requirements.
Support the implementation of IFS modules related to procurement in all plants located within the region
Manage all issues related to a given number of commodities including, supply, bench marking, sourcing, cost, compliance, qualification and evaluation of Suppliers
Implement strategic initiatives that significantly reduce costs and improve quality
Lead the logistics function within the region by sourcing preferred freight forwarders, customs agents and foreign trade consultants to ensure compliance with local countries regulations
Manage, facilitate and coordinate all aspects of Supply Management activities between regional plants.
Lead site procurement teams in Supply, Cost Reduction and Compliance initiatives for a given number of commodities including, dual sourcing, supply chain risk analysis, new material qualification, supply chain logistics analysis, cost reduction, and volume consolidation.

Job responsibilities:

Manage procurement functionalization and structure for Western Hemisphere. Mentor and lead new procurement/ warehouse organization, and manage the required personnel
Manage regions to improve and support functionalized procurement model and best practice.
Implement procurement procedures and train local talent
Improve regions procurement practices and leverage regional spend.
Manage regions procurement and warehouse professionals
Improve regional reporting (KPIs)
Drive the acceptance and adoption of wide scale professional procurement in previously independent operating units.
Manage and develop the strategy and coordination for quoting strategic projects for the Eastern hemisphere.
Develop strategies for projects including new material / supplier qualifications.
Negotiate best value for projects / commercial requirements.
Consolidate regional spend to drive value and synergies with major suppliers
Manage and support regional staff with daily issues and improvements.
Support improvement road maps for site procurement and warehouse staff as required.
Manage resources and resolve critical issues at the site level.
Manage issues with both internal and external stakeholders
Supplier Management and Development
Manage suppliers and work their senior management to resolve issues and required improvements for the region

Support Global initiatives and improvements and implement as required.

New procedures
Systems implementation
IFS improvement

Knowledge & Skills required:

Advanced procurement knowledge; theories, processes, best practices; knowledge (practical experience) implementing risk management strategies (i.e commodity mapping, spend analysis, strategic sourcing principles, hedging)
Superior negotiating skills; excellent written & oral communications
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Proven contract management skills
Proven ability to lead, influence, motivate others
Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously


Bachelor's degree (Operations management, industrial engineering, business administration with procurement specialization, or other)
Advance degree an MBA would be advantageous
Special Certification or Training above formal education (a Purchasing Certification will be considered an Asset for the position)


Strong project and supply chain management skills
Experience in advanced problem resolution methodologies: Six Sigma training, Lean manufacturing knowledge would be considered an asset

Due to the high levels of interest in our advertised vacancies and the number of applications we receive, Simpson Booth regrets that it is not possible to respond to all submissions. If you have not heard from Simpson Booth regarding your application within 14 days please assume that, in this instance, you have been unsuccessful.