Sourcing Analyst,

Netherlands, Gelderland, Arnhem

Business unit: Corporate Integrated Supply Chain

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is 's werelds grootste verf- en coatingsonderneming en een vooraanstaand producent van specialistische chemicaliën. We zijn toonaangevend in diverse markten en hebben merken in landen over de hele wereld. We zijn actief in een aantal belangrijke marktsegmenten, van bouw en infrastructuur tot en met transport, industriële- en consumptiegoederen. Daarnaast zijn we marktleider in de sector duurzaamheid en nummer één op de bekende Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In de praktijk betekent dit dat onze duurzame oplossingen deel uitmaken van je dagelijkse leven, en dat van vrienden en familie; ze zijn de onderscheidende factor waardoor jij kunt doen wat gedaan moet worden.


Help a major international company to achieve business success via expert Sourcing analysis and planning

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more livable and inspiring. We are a leading global producer of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals, supplying essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide.

Optimized Sourcing is vital to our ongoing success and we spend billions of euros every year on the procurement of raw materials and non-raw materials. Within this context, your mission in this role is to perform the highest standards of Indirect spend for our Specialty Chemicals business area. This is a challenging but exciting time to join the company as this business will become an independent organization in the near future. It is therefore essential that you are able to handle and embrace change and uncertainty as the new Chemicals organization takes shape but you will also take part of an interesting journey and have the opportunity to build unique experience and knowledge. We are committed to take our chemical business to the next level and to further improve our strong position in the market and need new talents to join us in the process. 

Is this a challenge that matches your profile as a flexible problem solver and project manager who can apply detailed analysis, along with the macro planning and implementation of procurement programs and processes? Have you performed an analytical/strategic role in a consultancy firm or multinational?  Do you embody the highest levels of personal integrity and ethical and moral standards? Are you looking for opportunities to develop yourself and your skills in a well-established international corporation? Above all, can you see the opportunities that change brings and make real difference to our dynamic, multinational and multicultural Chemicals business? If you can offer all this and more, we invite you to apply for the role of

Sourcing Analyst Chemicals

The role and its responsibilities
The position can be located in Arnhem or Amsterdam, the Netherlands. From here you optimize purchasing knowledge and strategy, enabling superior purchasing results via a number of core activities:

Analysis and Reporting
This is fundamental to our Sourcing policy and involves gathering and assessing data with regard to specific functional or geographical activities. The analysis of both historical data and the current situation is essential, as is an understanding of the dynamics of international markets and business cultures.

You then work to implement new strategies and standardized processes, while monitoring and benchmarking the performance of suppliers. At all times, you are encouraged to provide ideas and input for the overall improvement of our organization and process.

High level planning
You play a lead role in developing and implementing programs and processes such as Key Supplier Management and the development of Strategic Sourcing Strategies. In doing so, you will work closely with the Spend Area Managers, Purchasing Managers and other stakeholders.

You are also involved with developing and implementing price forecasts and mechanisms for non-product related materials and services, while providing advice on the impact on spend areas. The development and standardization of tools for the Sourcing community is key.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

August 07, 2017

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Business unit

Corporate Integrated Supply Chain

Job family


Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type

Onbepaalde tijd

Job requirements/Candidate profile

  Candidate profile
To apply for this position you must possess the following attributes:
- University degree, preferably Chemical/Technical, or Economics/Business Administration
- Up to five years of relevant work experience;
- Structured, accurate and numerate with the powerful analytical skills necessary to dig deep into the numbers and achieve the desired results (Excel, Access);
- Ability to perform, understand and present detailed information analysis and evaluation (PowerPoint)
- Willingness and curiosity to learn and develop and ability to take own initiatives that support continuous improvements.
- Team worker and team builder able to apply interpersonal skills across different levels of seniority in all relevant AkzoNobel organizations;
- Good presentational and communication skills including a high standard of written and spoken English.

Application details
For further information, please contact Denise de Bock, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 2. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to, reference 170002V7 or use the ‘apply’ link.

A pre-employment screening and online assessment may form part of the selection process.
Agency or sales calls are not appreciated.