Opex Buyer to AkzoNobel in Malmö,

Sweden, Skåne, Malmö

Business unit: DP North West Europe

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.


Within a changing organization with an aggressive growth roadmap we are now looking for an Opex Buyer who has the drive to make an impact within the Purchasing Function.
Main objectives of the job will be to drive total cost of ownership reduction projects in investment and operations tenders and rationalize the supplier base. You will supplement the Purchasing function and work closely with the local Supply Chain and the General Services organizations, to create a win-win internal partnership.
This is an exciting and challenging job offering where you will act locally but at the same time enter into our International organization, providing more career opportunities in accordance with your potential.
Main duties and responsibilities:
- Act as a purchasing business partner of Supply Chain and General Services teams
- Drive investment and opex tenders with a focus on innovation, service level, TCO, eco efficiency and sustainability
- Rationalize and manage the supplier base with yearly savings targets
- Deploy SRM and SAP buying
- Liaise with main buyers, category managers, and other sites in view of increasing leverage with suppliers
- Participate in cross-functional projects for AkzoNobel Decorative Coatings
- Harmonize and standardize activities in a multi- production site

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Closing date

September 26, 2017

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DP North West Europe

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

To be successful in this position you should hold a degree in either Engineering / Manufacturing or within the field of technically oriented commercial Purchasing. You have 3–5 years of experience in purchasing in an industrial environment. You have exceptional knowledge in Excel and the Microsoft Office suite. Knowledge in SAP/SRM is of advantage.
As a person you are able to drive change and improvements with high engagement in the organization. Customer Orientation is necessary in order to support Internal as well as External stakeholders where you are able to communicate on all levels within an organization. You have strong negotiation and analytical skills to leverage savings from vendors and to implement new proposals. You are self- motivated in delivering on commitments and display high ethical and diversity standards.
Experience within a global organization is preferable since you will be participating in the interface among two functions, Sweden and Europe, with cross cultural differences.
You are fluent in both the Swedish as well as the English language, written and spoken.
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 projects 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, reporting to the NPR Country Manager Nordics. Please apply via our online recruitment system. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded.
For additional information about the vacancy please contact Johanna Rehn, NPR Country Manager Nordics, phone +46 708 35 02 57.
For information about the recruitment process, please contact Patrik Hassel, Talent Resourcing Partner, phone +46 702 35 03 44.
If you have any general questions about your application or need assistance please contact:
For Union related questions:
Unionen: Jörgen Dahlgren: +46 708 35 52 49
Sveriges Ingenjörer and Akademikerna: Per-Ola Löfgren +46 708 84 53 48 
Ledarna: Boris Parezanovic +46 708 35 52 55
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More about the business
Akzo Nobel Decorative Coatings with the brands Nordsjö, Sadolin, Cuprinol, Pinotex and Hammerite develops, manufactures, distributes and sells paint, lacquer and filler products to professional painters and consumers. We are a Nordic organization with head office at our site in Sege / Malmö.
We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or manning companies.
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We are looking forward to your application!