Huntsman have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Sourcing Manager to join our Corporate Purchasing Team in Basel. Reporting to the Indirect Procurement Director you will be managing high level accounts/contracts and leading the sourcing strategies for our Facility and Lab services categories in Europe with a key focus on delivering overall value to Huntsman.
Additionally, as Sourcing Manager, you will:
Assess and lead the development of category sourcing strategies that create value and reduce cost through leveraging scale across different sites and contracts, looking for innovative ways of working, negotiating complex contracts, consolidating and rationalising the supply base, etc.
Manage and lead a team of 1 or 2 buyers and develop their skills and competencies through daily coaching
Participate to the development of the procurement function by supporting the roll out of eSourcing and other procurement tools, improve current procurement processes and guidelines, and by supporting key company-wide strategic projects
Manage major supplier relationships with the intent of fostering key partnerships and developing a world class supply network
Manage key internal stakeholder relationships to ensure their business requirements are understood and met by our category sourcing strategies and supplier performance
Collaborate closely with business improvement teams to drive supplier quality and delivery performance through vendor assessments, balanced scorecards, and continuous improvement plans
5 year experience in procurement or a similar role
Experience in sourcing or managing a facility management service
Strong influencing and communication skills with the ability to operate within a complex matrix organisation.
Excellent negotiating skills with proven experience leading high level contract negotiations.
Strategic and Innovative thinking with the ability to assess leverage market opportunities to deliver cost saving and service improvement actions.
Fluent in English. German and French. Any additional European languages would be an asset
If you are interested in this career opportunity and would like to shape our and your future, we are looking forward to receiving your application. Please submit your resume through our Huntsman career web page.
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2019 revenues of approximately $8 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 75 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in over 30 countries and employ approximately 9,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at [...] personal data that you provide to Huntsman International LLC, its subsidiaries or its affiliates (together, "Huntsman") as part of the online recruitment process and/or otherwise for potential employment (including any sensitive personal data) will be handled according to Huntsman's Notice about the Processing of Personal Data of Applicants, which is located on the Company's privacy page at [...] Locations: