Strategic Buyer

Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands

Posted: 26-Oct-2017

Ref#: 3894


  • The Sourcing & Contracting team is responsible for the end-to-end commercial process and focusses on building a reliable, high quality network of suppliers that offer best in class logistic services. Delivery reliability, transport safety, security of supply and customer satisfaction are the typical performance parameters. Securing these services at the best available commercial conditions is the main challenge. 
  • The Strategic Buyer plays a key role in the tender process and contract negotiations, but also in the contract management and execution.
  • The Strategic Buyer is strongly involved in the tender preparation, data analysis, negotiations and final implementation of the tender outcome. 
  • Together with the Category Manager, the Strategic Buyer is responsible for managing a diverse international portfolio of suppliers and strongly involved in the selection and introduction of new suppliers or transport services.
  • The Strategic Buyer is responsible for steering the day-to-day operations and contract management in close cooperation with the Transport Purchaser. If needed (s)he will support the Transport Purchaser in solving operational issues. 
  • As transport expert the Strategic Buyer will be involved in Supply Chain projects 
  • (S)he is a good networker, knows what is happening in the transport market and is able to create commitment at suppliers. This is a ‘spider in the web’ role with a broad variety of both internal and external relations (Sales, Business Management, Planning, Site Logistics and Suppliers).

  • Master or Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Economics or Supply Chain.
  • Additional education in Supply Chain Management (e.g. APICS) is a strong asset.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Networker with a strong commercial drive.
  • Effective communication skills and strong interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Fluent in English (both verbal and in writing), basic skills in German.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in logistics or business management in an international business environment
At SABIC, we create the conditions for our talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment you need. As a SABIC employee, you will benefit from career opportunities that are accompanied by an attractive package and benefits. You will have access to comprehensive training and development programs which are among the best in the Petrochemical industry. Furthermore you will be offered opportunities in a diversity of disciplines and locations worldwide.

Important notice: please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and E-assessment is part of our recruitment process. A Certificate of Good Conduct can be requested depending the level of the role in our organization and/or function, allowing us to request dependent of local regulations. 
Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.

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