Procurement Analyst,

United States, Illinois, Chicago

Business unit: Polymer Chemistry

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.


AkzoNobel Polymer Chemistry is currently hiring for a high-visibility, global purchasing role.  The person in this role will have the opportunity gain exposure to key commercial data that drives our business and use critical thinking skills and data analysis/interpretation to improve business performance. 
Effective networking with ISC, Sales, and Marketing is critical to success in this position. The purchasing function of Polymer Chemistry is divided over three regions: Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), Asia-Pacific and the America’s, and further by spend category.
Key Tasks/Responsibilities
- Collect, collate, analyze and interpret spend information relevant to the Polymer Chemistry Business Unit (BU PC) and its various global markets: past performance, forecasts and advice on opportunities for improvement in purchasing.

- Act as key point-of-contact for all information and data related to purchasing

- Prepare RF/Budget indices for ANS, reporting savings initiatives to ANS and Dynamo+, preparing monthly KPI reports and analyzing payment terms.

- Maintain price forecasting tool.

- Act as key point-of-contact for procurement stream of AkzoNobel Savings Tracker tool (ANT).

- Maintain payment term performance reporting.

- Produce input for monthly purchasing reporting to business.

- Optimize and secure data validation of purchasing data in the BW systems (both local and ANS system) – key user local BW, focal point ANS BW.

- Develop and maintain effective data-management tools, in coordination with IT/IM.

- Provide training on the use of purchasing tools, reporting requirements and systems.

- Assist the Purchasing Director and Regional Purchasing Managers by updating and maintaining the global purchasing portfolio analyses.

- Assist in formulating key (raw) material strategies in consultation with the relevant commodity manager.

- Provide information and consequences on changes in the raw material markets.

- Support in the search of new suppliers, analysis of import/export statistics or the comparison of supplier proposals.



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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


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Business unit

Polymer Chemistry

Sub business unit

Polymer Chemistry ISC

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics or related discipline
- Minimum three years of related work experience, preferably in a commercial/international environment
- Hands-on MS Office skills, particularly with Excel. SAP / BW experience an advantage
- Creative thinker, seeks out solutions to problems and opportunities for improvement
- Good team player with excellent communication skills – a good energetic networker who is able to win people’s commitment and support
- Analytical and numerate, with commitment to accuracy and quality of data; diligence in seeking accurate and reliable source data
- Experienced and capable in multi-tasking, working on several subjects and projects at the same time and is a self-starter
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)