Purchaser located in Sundsvall or Gothenburg,

Sweden, Västernorrland, Sundsvall

Business unit: Pulp & Perform. Chemicals

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 Pulp and Performance Chemicals is a leading global force in pulp bleaching technologies, colloidal silica and expandable microspheres. We provide innovative and sustainable products and technologies that are widely used by customers in a large variety of industrial applications. Our 1,960 employees operate in 33 countries. Pulp and Performance Chemicals forms a business unit within AkzoNobel, which is the world’s largest paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals.
AkzoNobel Pulp and Performance is looking for a Purchaser to our national purchasing organization. In this position you will manage defined materials and services within the area of Purchasing according to the business guidelines and policies as to deliver maximized total cost of ownership savings. You will also co-ordinate purchasing activities and networks across the business.

Main duties and responsibilities

- Ensure competitive sourcing of materials and services within required service level
- Negotiate and make contracts within assigned product groups to assure best cost structure with secure supply
- Execute buying of material and services
- Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of company requirements for the assigned product groups and sites through regular communication with the factories and the appropriate departments
- Execute market surveys and identify the optimal supply base for assigned product groups

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Job characteristics

Closing date

July 31, 2017

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Business unit

Pulp & Perform. Chemicals

Job family


Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Relevant University degree
- Solid experience achieved in the area of purchasing (minimum 5 years)
- Project management experience
- Excellent communication skills in English as well as Swedish.
To be successful in this position we believe that you have a high social competence and ability to build long term relationship. You enjoy to work independently according to business processes.

What can AkzoNobel offer you?

If you share our values and ambitions, we can give you a career where your knowledge and ambitions will be recognized and rewarded. You will be working in an international environment with many possibilities to develop, both personally and professionally. You will be offered interesting and challenging tasks that open your view and challenges your enterprise. You will be working with likeminded people that share your attitude and enthusiasm.By working for AkzoNobel you will also help us to achieve our ambition – to be the first choice by our customers, shareholders and employees, all over the world.


Additional information

This is a permanent position on a full time basis located “Flexible Sweden”. You will be reporting to the Purchasing Manager.
Please apply via our online recruitment system. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded. If you have any general questions about your application or need assistance please contact:
Selection and interviews will start after the 8th of August 2017.
For additional information about the vacancy please contact Greger Bard, Purchasing Manager, +46 70 957 73 42
For information about the recruitment process, please contact Maria Näsén, Talent Resourcing Partner, phone +46 70 556 25 24
For unions related questions please contact:
Carl Nordlander, Sveriges Ingenjörer, +46 60-13 42 25
Tina Östlund Hall, Unionen, +46 60-13 44 66
Welcome with your application!

More about the business

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. We are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do. 
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