Job location : Antwerp
: 02/21/2021 - 01:00
Job reference : REQ - 03882
With an annual volume of 30 000 TEUs and a spend of 15M€ for container freight and an additional 10M€ for merchant haulage, the European Container Category is an important purchasing area at Imerys. The European Container Purchasing Manager is responsible for strategic purchasing of these activities and will be a member of the Global; Container Purchasing Team. The role will include applying a top class purchasing process methodology, best practices, sourcing strategy and associated KPIs management.
Direct management of all European Container Purchasing.
In charge of the transportation panel rationalisation, supplier relationship management.
Be an active member of the Global Container Purchasing Team and a back up for the Global Container Manager and team members.
Manage quotations and liaise with internal stakeholders to provide an outstanding service to the organization in full support of the business processes.
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Contribute in developing and implementing a Container Purchasing Strategy that best serves Imerys global needs for short and long term.
Deliver the planned savings for the European Container Category
Ensure to have a full and complete overview of all Imerys European Container shipping business, enabling the function to design the required strategy and to approach the market as one unified and strong shipper with the objective of cost savings
Identify, quantify and pursue opportunities for cost savings or other improvements and manage them on a project basis until completion and validation of the captured savings
Actively contribute to the alignment across the Global Container Purchasing team implementing common methodology, sharing best practises and secure continuity.
Contribute in defining a common process of performance assessment for the category and report results periodically
Be a supportive but also challenging business partner and source of related knowledge for Imerys internal stakeholders, define common goals and provide and seek support for improvement projects
Setup a process of establishing detailed and tailor made SLA’s with the Imerys internal container shipping operations defining the applicable way of cooperation on operational level
Be the local Imerys representative with ship owners or shipping industry bodies and maintain a supplier management process
Conduct a regular relationship with the Imerys forwarding agents and ensure the proper application of the negotiated conditions.
Active participation to the Merchant Haulage negotiations of your scope.
Education and Experience requirements
Solid relevant experience in Supply Chain, in particular Container Shipping Business and related activities in an international business environment (60 year +)
Master degree in Supply Chain or similar
English fluent others languages are welcome.
Knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics
Demonstrated ability to develop relationships & influence key decision makers internally & externally, regionally and globally
Proven experience in planning and leading negotiations
Highly motivated & results focused with the ability to act with a high sense of urgency
Ability to operate and execute effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and challenging deadlines
Thorough knowledge of the formalities and processes of the Container Shipping industry
Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
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