Spend Area Main Buyer, Marketing,

China, Shanghai, Shanghai

Business unit: DP China & North Asia

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.


1. Develops sourcing strategies for own categories based on business/function/Country strategy, analyzes existing strategies and propose improvements in close cooperation with relevant BU/SMUs and/or functions/Country. Delivers input into global strategies
2. Formulate Category Strategy and Budget in line with assortment and marketing business requirements
3. Actively ensure collection and analyzing of key cost drivers, market dynamics and issues, areas for innovation, alternative suppliers and processes within the given region/categories. Strive for the highest level of expertise within the category
4. Formulates requirements and specifications for own category within Marketing and delivers input into the global categories
5. Advising BU/SMUs /Functional Management
6. Provide regular price updates and deliberate with relevant stakeholders on strategies, priorities and issues. Advise budget holders and experts in the selection process of suppliers and products/services.
7. Initiate and guide implementation of synergy, cost savings, processes, innovation and risk reduction programs jointly with Business Units, country organizations and functions
8. Guide the implementation of cross country BU/SMUs /BA contracts with a clear project planning. Install (and supports) systems internally or externally to enable measurements of results (savings, baseline, compliance, KPI’s)
9. Maintains relationships with global vendors and contractors and ensure performance

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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Business unit

DP China & North Asia

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

1. Bachelor degree or above
2. At least 5 years Marketing sourcing experience
3. Experience on working with cross function team
4. Marketing background preferred