We are searching for a German speaking Operational Buyer who will have a key role in ICL. In this role, you will have a chance to be a part of a multinational & multi-cultural team which manages procurement for multiple sites across globe and likewise, actively participates in the sourcing activities with the continuous goal of achieving cost reductions. Using your strong accuracy skills and attention to detail, you will strive to maintain and improve quality or vendor service levels.
What we offer:
We offer a challenging fulltime role in a dynamic environment where your focus will be split across long term projects such as assisting in preparing and coordinating bids as well as operational activities such as monitoring the purchasing process and negotiation with suppliers. 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
You will autonomously oversee the operational part of the sourcing process;
Work with the Global Sourcing Managers on a specific range of equipment and assist in the preparation of bids while being the expert in relevant information;
Issue purchase orders/call-offs;
Follow up on orders to ensure that items are shipped and delivered on time;
Address & solve issues during the sourcing process;
Analyze processes and share learnings within the organization;
Negotiate with local suppliers of Processing-, Technical- & Maintenance Equipment;
Review, prepare, verify and/or approve financial and business transactions within established frameworks and guidelines.
BSc or MSc degree in a technical field (i.e. mechanical/electrical technician, mechanical/electrical/chemical engineering, industrial/process/manufacturing engineering, industrial project management, etc.);
At least 2 years of relevant work experience in an analytical and coordinating role, preferably within technical procurement (heavy industry).
Strong Excel and SAP and/or Ariba skills;
Result driven personality with negotiation and conflict resolution skills;
Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
Strategic thinker and pragmatic worker.
Languages: Excellent command of English and German is required. Additional languages will be considered as a plus.
ICL European Headquarters
Koningin Wilhelminaplein 30, 1062 KR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
We kindly request applicants to apply if you are in possession of a valid work permit for The Netherlands.
For more information about this position you can contact Tamara Novak (Talent Acquisition Specialist) via TA_amsterdam@icl-group.com
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 ICLs activities in The Netherlands and Belgium.