Sr Regional Buyer SABIC 09-11-2023

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Sr Regional Buyer, Procurement Europe

The Senior Regional Buyer will manage multi-regions and support global procurement activities, including executing procurement strategies for single and multi-site/region use. Transactional activities will be in a magnitude of EUR/USD 50-200 million that addresses a wide array of categories and spend. Portfolio will address all business needs regionally and may include global focus categories as necessary in Direct Materials (raw materials, chemicals, energy, industrial gas, etc.); Indirects (technical goods and services, equipment, materials for operations, back office support agreements, etc.); and Supply Chain (warehouses, logistics, freight forwarding, marine, air freight, etc.). Focus will be on securing contracts, surety of supply, supplier performance, continuous improvement in the process, and operational excellence in transactional purchasing. The role will collaborate with all procurement team members and internal business partners. Also, attention will be placed on management of supplier relationships, lead supplier performance management reviews, and implement procurement tactics to meet business objectives. Compliance with Company functional and corporate governance and code of ethics is an expectation.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manages the day-to-day procurement needs through the Company ERP system, providing expertise of MM Module and Service Module. Encourages and ensures cross-functional teamwork, aligning work processes to achieve high performance standards, meet established objectives in a collaborative work environment. Liaises and coordinates with internal and external parties at the appropriate levels to support and ensure execution and smooth business workflow.Support external reporting requirement / deliverables.
  • Conducts and/or supports supplier bids and contract negotiations to ensure compliance, and optimizes costs with a balanced view of surety of supply and growth. Leverages and/or supports both online bid tools and conventional tender processes to drive competition and most favorable commercial outcomes. Establishes and/or supports surety of supply programs with a focus on service and working capital and ensures data integrity within procurement systems and processes. Active participation in vendor reviews and post award contract management.
  • Partners with other Procurement Team to understand, provide input on design, implement, and manage longer-term strategic supply plan to drive total cost competitiveness that is focused on alignment with business objectives and priorities. Maintains regular contact with direct manager, category managers, supply chain, finance, manufacturing, peers, and technology leaders, along with other business partners to ensure procurement strategy and services align with business requirements.
  • Creates strategy for and executes the purchasing of goods and/or services for assigned categories, site operations, supply chain, and corporate functions via the request-to-pay procurement process. Accountable to ensure that delivery is in accordance with contract requirements and Company processes and procedures. Role models/trains/develops these practices with internal & external resources and interacts with global procurement team.
  • Oversees monthly, quarterly, and year-end validation of pricing on assigned orders as per established financial practices and procedures. Partners with internal Business Partners to provide short- and long-term forecasts to vendors and business teams as applicable. Supports delivery of standardized management reporting as per request and in accordance with defined reporting schedules agreed in commercial agreements.
  • Manages supplier compliance with corporate procurement standards and policies. Supports supplier qualification process to ensure multifunctional compliance with corporate policies and standards. Oversees and engages vendors to ensure services/materials are aligned to changing needs of the business, supports new market opportunities, drives root cause analysis for improvement and provides dispute resolutions.
  • Analyzes performance of existing regional/global-specific systems, processes, and guidelines, performs required updates, and ensures corrective actions are taken to enable best-in-class offerings within procurement strategy. Responsible for continuous attention to improvement opportunities in function's processes and share the ideas with peers as well as procurement/business leadership.


  • Minimum Bachelor and/or Master's Degree (Technical Equivalent) in Business/Administration/Supply Chain and/or Procurement/related study
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in Procurement with multi-national companies.
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • SAP OTC (SD, FI, AR, FSCM) knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and Dutch
  • Preferable minimal one other key European language (French, Italian, German, Spanish)
  • Strong knowledge of cross-function business processes and their associated accounting systems.
  • Ability to work independently and pro-actively to recommend changes to solves issues for internal and external customers
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex problems and solutions
  • Solid knowledge of manufacturing concepts in alignment with specific procurement knowledge
  • Good interpersonal skills (interacting with global virtual organizations)
  • Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Good quantitative, analytical, conceptual, and planning skills
  • High sensitivity to cultural awareness and change management
  • Cross-functional / regional experience and the ability to independently manage multiple tasks
  • Knowledge of and experience in petrochemicals: technology, business economics, and market dynamics and value drivers
  • Basic Legal knowledge in relation to contracts
  • Strong Compliance culture

Location: Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands

Travel: up to 25% (regionally and globally)

Interested in this position?

Please apply online by sending us your CV and motivation letter in English. Due to data privacy reasons we do not handle any applications sent by email. For additional questions you can contact: , -

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Indicatie salaris (min – max]onbekend – onbekend
Aantal uren (min – max)1 – 40
Contactgegevensonbekend , onbekend onbekend
Type contractVast
LocatieBergen op Zoom, Noord-Brabant,Nederland
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