Capex Project Main Buyer,

United States, Texas, Houston

Business unit: Other Cross BA Support Global

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


Discover the opportunity to join an international, dynamic, and responsible company that fosters the development of our people around the world. We want to be the best – to use our leading market positions to deliver a leading performance – and for that, we need YOU! Find out how our values make AkzoNobel the employer of choice.
AkzoNobel Inc.–has an outstanding opportunity for a Capex Project Main Buyer. The Capex Project Main Buyer will implement the purchasing excellence for the CAPEX related spend in close alignment with key stakeholders such as Projects and Engineering and Business Units. This individual will develop and implement procurement strategies for and coordinate the procurement scope of the assigned projects (engineering, equipment, services, contractors ) to ensure project requirements within budget, schedule and compliance with company policies and guidelines.

This position can be remote but preferred location at Houston, TX or Chicago, IL sites.

Specific Tasks:
- Execution and adoption of the project procurement procedures
- Reporting on the project procurement progress within the project and within the procurement function
- Keep track of needed contract changes
- Analyze and manage supplier risks
- Manage risk profile AN vs risk profile suppliers
- Analyze supplier performance on a regular basis and proactively advise Project management on next steps in the supplier-AkzoNobel contract
- Set-up and keep up to date a system for (potential) claims
- Escalates conflicts related to procurement activities between parties (internal and external)

- Set and get approval on the procurement strategy, incl. market analysis
- Selects suppliers based on pre-set criteria
- Executes tendering processes
- Evaluates offers and proposes best solutions incl. risk analysis
- Negotiates with suppliers
- Draft and conclude contracts in cooperation with Legal Affaires dept
- Assures timely and zero-defect deliveries of goods and services in accordance with the project timeline
- Organizes regular progress meetings between stakeholders and suppliers
- Formulates actions & decisions and safe-guards follow-up
- Determines deviations in contract scope and schedule and takes appropriate actions in cooperation with stake holders
- Organize close out meetings
- Guarantee issues
- Claim handling

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Other Cross BA Support Global

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Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Bachelor degree, Bachelor of Science in Engineering preferred
- Minimum 7 years of experience from procurement ownership
- Experience working on medium to large size industrial projects
- Experience working in an international environment, preferred
- Understanding and experience of cultural diversity
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
- Stress resistance
- Experience of project management
- Good leadership skills and ability to build and maintain teams and networks
- Ability to form and lead cross functional teams in international environment
- Analytical skills with ability to capture total economic impact of multiple business alternatives
- Ability to manage conflicting business interests
- Ability to travel upwards of 10% of the time

Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening. In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required
All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.
AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer
AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V)