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Procurement Manager (Chemicals)



Other Engineering, Operations
Oegstgeest, Netherlands
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Avery Dennison is an equal opportunity employer.
Please let us know if we can support you with reasonable accommodations throughout the application process by contacting our team via [email protected].

Job Description

To strengthen our EMEA Procurement team we are looking to hire a Procurement Manager to lead our Procurement team chemicals. In this position, you will co-develop and execute the strategic direction of the spend portfolio for all categories in the chemical portfolio.

Main Responsibilities :

Work closely with the Central Procurement teams to ensure the best value for the business in the region.

Work with the regional Product Leadership Teams to translate needs into multi-year roadmaps that deliver innovation, differentiation, and competitive advantage.

Continuously scan and scout both the market and our existing supply base to facilitate supplier-driven innovation - bringing outside intelligence to our front-end organization.

Partner with R&D to uncover and execute cost-out opportunities while also maintaining a healthy pipeline of new materials and supplier capabilities.

Work together with Supply Chain & Operations to guarantee raw materials availability and quality, while at the same time exploring opportunities to increase service value through reducing MOQs, lead times, and business continuity risks.

Lead the procurement team for Chemicals made of two people in total.


  • Bachelor / Masters' degree (focus on Polymer Science / Chemistry is a plus)

  • Prior experience (4y+) in direct Procurement of Chemicals in an international (preferably MNO) environment

  • Financial and numerical skills

  • High-level of attention to detail

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Exceptional talent in negotiating and networking

  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to foster strong supplier relationships

  • Full professional proficiency in English

Additional Information

We offer:

  • Attractive salary package
  • Workplace & work hours flexibility
  • Structured learning and development / Mentoring program
  • International environment
  • Events such as International Women’s Day, Earth Day, etc.
  • A growing and welcoming team with good spirit!

Who we are! - Our Story:

Every voice. Every day! Eight Values. One Team!

Being open to every voice, every day, brings our value of diversity to life and makes Avery Dennison a vibrant and engaging place to be. We understand diversity and equal opportunities as enrichment for our future-oriented work. Across our diverse, global team, every voice makes us stronger. When we listen to and learn from each other, there is no limit to what we can achieve together. Each of us is unique, and we appreciate bringing together different personalities and talents.

Avery Dennison is an equal-opportunity employer. In the EMEA region, we have these Employee Resource Groups:

  • EmpoWer - focusing on the engagement, mentoring, and promotion of women
  • Mental Health - striving to provide a safe space for employees to discuss mental health issues in the workplace
  • Unite - supporting the LGBTQI+ and ally community in the EMEA region

To find out more about all our employee resources groups globally as well as our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion approach, please go to our Diversity and Inclusion pages in the About Us section of our website: https://www.averydennison.com/en/home/about-us/diversity-and-inclusion.html

At Avery Dennison, we do what we love, and we love what we do - Just click here, and get to know us better: Life @ Avery Dennison (linkedin.com/company/avery-dennison/life/emea)