Styron Global Procurement Category Leader Logistics in Hoek, Netherlands

Trinseo Netherlands BV has an opening within the Global Indirect Procurement Team for a

Global Procurement Category Leader Logistics

The* Global Category Leader* Logistics will initially be responsible to lead the definition and implementation of the future delivery model of Strategic Sourcing services to global stakeholders of Integrated Business Services / Supply Chain organization.

Eventually he or she will become responsible to:

  • Build, lead and develop a team of procurement professionals across various regions.
  • Establish and develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders and establish procurement category strategies for Logistics that support the needs of the stakeholders.
  • Maintain and execute the best in class procurement processes, ensure proper contract administration, monitor and manage policy requirements, utilize key procurement tools, and troubleshoot issues with our tactical procurement team.
  • Lead the collection and sharing of market intelligence in the respective areas with functional partners to proactively identify new opportunities for service or cost savings.
  • Lead the execution of (global/regional/local) sourcing projects against identified (leverage) opportunities and subsequent development for new suppliers.
  • Lead negotiations and ensure cross functional support / approvals of agreed to commercial terms.
  • Manage key supplier relationships and performance to contracts of assigned categories mainly within the region, but also in support of global requirements.
  • Ensure all procedures and policies are in compliance with internal controls and support required work process improvements.

Education/Certification/ Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s of Science Degree in purchasing, supply chain, operations management, business commerce or related discipline.
  • 5+ years leading and managing an Logistics (Procurement) organization
  • Chemicals industry experience
  • Demonstrated People Manager skills (including strong mentoring and coaching skills)

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong enterprise business acumen

  • Above all, the ability to be agile, adapt and produce in a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Knowledge of relevant (SAP) software tools is desired.

Trinseo Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.
  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance and shares company, business or functional success.
  • On-going learning opportunities in a rewarding work environment.
  • The chance to work on global teams with colleagues around the world and in different locations.

Location: EMEA-Netherlands, Hoek