Dow Chemical Strategic Sourcing Manager in The Netherlands, Netherlands

The Dow Chemical Company is looking forStrategic Sourcing Manager (m/f)to be based inTerneuzen,Netherlands.

Overall Responsibilities:

You will be part of Deep Water Marine, Terminal, and Surveyor Category in Logistics Purchasing for EMEA, which manages the category sourcing needs for a group of business/function teams or on a project basis. In your role you will create value for the Company by establishing, driving, and implementing sourcing strategies, defining sourcing opportunities, developing and leveraging supplier and client relationships, analyzing market conditions and negotiating with suppliers.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish, drive, and implement sourcing strategy:

o Establish, drive, and implement 1-5 years of category sourcing strategies which support the Dow business strategies and growth;

o Conduct comprehensive market research / analysis to identify potential suppliers, perform commercial negotiations, and implement.

o Lead / Support Dow’s Advantaged Procurement objectives by demonstrating strategic sourcing excellence, managing risk and contributing cost savings to the Company’s bottom line.

  • Supplier relationship management: Manage supplier relationships including defining supplier selection criteria, monitoring supplier performance, developing account plans, implementing supplier engagement models, and resolving commercial issues.

  • Client engagement: Manage and maintain business client communications on market dynamics involving price, supply vs. demand, supplier performance, trend analysis, and vulnerability assessment. Communicate and gain alignment on sourcing opportunities with business clients.

  • Compliance: Develop a collaborative working relationship with internal cross functional teams to ensure that sourcing activities comply with regulatory requirements.

You will engage with key internal clients to define and drive sourcing strategies by utilizing your strategic thinking skills and leveraging Sourcing Council platform to optimize value for the Company. An essential attribute is developing and maintaining excellent interpersonal relationships with both internal clients and external suppliers. The successful candidate will have demonstrated their ability to solve supply vs. demand, price, and logistics issues under pressure with competing priorities.

Experience and Education:

  • 8-10 years of Logistics / Supply Chain or Purchasing experience

  • Master’s degree or the equivalent

  • Project leadership experience with 6-Sigma Green Belt Certification

  • APICS certified (nice to have)

Desired skills and competencies:

  • Good communication, organizing, negotiation, project, and time management skills

  • Strong data analysis skills and a good understanding of financial analysis techniques

  • Self-initiated with aspirations of challenging status-quos

  • Proven ability and experience to work with and influence multiple functions and business clients across regions and think strategically

Key Internal/External Contacts:

  • /Internal: Logistics Operations team, Business Supply Chain team/

  • /External: Suppliers/


Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at:

Dow Offers

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


Strategic Sourcing Manager


Netherlands-The Netherlands-The Netherlands

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