Will you join us as Purchaser Chemical Raw Materials EMEA?
Quaker Chemical B.V. is looking for a Purchaser
Location: Uithoorn, The Netherlands
Quaker Chemical Corporation, headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, is a worldwide developer, producer and marketer of custom-formulated chemical specialty products and a provider of chemical management services for manufacturers around the globe, primarily in the Steel and Automotive industries. Quaker Chemical is a financially sound and growing company.
Our EMEA Headquarters are located in Uithoorn, near Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Over 400 people are employed by Quaker EMEA, working on product development, production, sales and marketing. Quaker Chemical EMEA manufactures more than 500 different products, mainly auxiliary substances for the metal producing and processing industry. Although operating internationally and with a global orientation, the feel of the Uithoorn site is quite local, which results in an open, informal and a pragmatic atmosphere.
The Purchasing Team
For the three production plants in EMEA, the Purchasing team is responsible for the acquisition of all raw materials, which are the important basis of our products. These raw materials include commodities such as mineral and vegetable oils, but also specialty chemicals; sometimes produced specifically for Quaker. In close co-operation with other departments such as the laboratories, planning, production, sales, health and safety the Purchasing team strives to efficiently acquire the best quality raw materials, in the optimum volume and packaging at the best value.
As Purchaser, you will be responsible for the relationship with your own group of suppliers. In this you will explore the suppliers' product offerings and negotiate prices, terms and conditions. When you have closed the deal, you are supported by our data system JD Edwards to process the information in such a way that production planning is able to start ordering on the contract. You will always look for opportunities and alternatives in products and/or suppliers. In this you will interact with various departments, such as R&D and production, and not only in Europe but sometimes also with our other affiliates over the world. Every now and then you are faced with challenges such as no or limited supply, urgently required products or strong price fluctuations.
Besides the day-to-day operation, you have plenty of opportunities to broaden your scope by taking a role in various projects. For instance on sustainable purchasing or integration of newly acquired companies. But you also might want to start up new initiatives or analyze purchasing data for more strategic decisions.
Requirements for this challenging job:
- a Bachelor degree in a technical or chemical discipline preferred.
- at least two years of purchasing experience.
- excellent command of the English language and preferably good command of the Italian and Spanish languages.
- Result oriented
- Relational skills
- Analytical skills
- Decision-making skills
- Communication skills
If you recognize yourself in the above and you have become enthusiastic about the position, you might be the colleague to join our Purchasing team! We offer an interesting job in a professional team, competitive salary and an attractive fringe benefits package.
Do not hesitate and send us your written motivation and curriculum vitae. You can send this to [email protected], attn. Christa Koot.
For additional information about Quaker, please visit our website: www.quakerchem.com.
Acquisition is not appreciated.