Llanera, Asturias provinciaOverview THE COMPANY Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high performance coatings systems. With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.
Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customer's products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.
Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including: Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.
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Accountable for managing Energy, Environmental and Facilities categories with a spend of $40 MM across 20+ plants and offices, reporting to the Procurement Team Manager Indirect EMEA
Close collaboration with internal stakeholders to determine current and future sourcing needs. Develop and execute corresponding category strategies.
Manage and evolve a supplier base that offers optimal quality, service, technology, and value (QSTV)
Utilize RFI, RFP, RFQ and other core tools and processes to drive QSTV enhancement over time
Create and maintain effective e-Sourcing events and catalogs to increase productivity
Negotiate and implement supply agreements that include ideal terms from a QSTV perspective
Conduct quarterly business reviews (QBRs) with key suppliers to advance supplier-supported company objectives, develop supplier capabilities, address gaps in supplier performance
In collaboration with the BUs, Technology, and/or other functional stakeholders, develop and continuously evolve a cost savings/productivity plan for the category that includes a pipeline of new ideas, in-process projects, and projects accruing savings in support of exceeding annual savings goals
Lead supplier relationship management (SRM) efforts with strategic suppliers within the category
Develop and effectively utilize should-cost models, market intelligence, and other value analysis tools to place the company in the best possible value position in the respective market
Effectively address all supplier performance failures via the root cause and corrective action process, successfully levying claims, and other tactics as appropriate
Direct tactical support efforts of Category Support Specialists as appropriate
Monitor and resolve disconnects in the buy channel process in conjunction with the Procurement policy to improve overall compliance and actively managed spend
Bachelor's degree. A Master's degree is preferred.
Five or more years of strategic procurement experience, thereof three or more years Indirect services and materials
Experience with Manufacturing, Engineering or Supply Chain
Fluent spoken and written English. German is a big plus
Proficient knowledge of the source-to-contract Procurement process
Partnering with senior-level leaders and stakeholders in a matrix organization
Track record of close collaboration with cross-functional teams
Robust experience managing complex supplier relationships
Record of driving cost savings and productivity including continuous improvement
Excellent internal and external negotiation skills
Strong analytical skills and creative problem-solving capability
Superior communication and good presentation skills
Self-motivated, service-oriented "Can do – Will do" mindset and attitude
Strong organizational and planning skills
Microsoft Office including Excel and Powerpoint. ERP experience is a plus
Ability to travel about 10%, including international travel
Please note that Axalta Coating Systems will not accept any candidate profiles sent unrequested by recruiting agencies. Axalta Coating Systems collaborates with preferred providers based on framework agreements and will not pay any fees to recruiting agencies without such agreement. Should Axalta Coating Systems receive a candidate profile from a recruiting agency with which there is no framework agreement, and should the respective candidate be considered or hired, this will not entitle the recruiting agency to claim payment of fees.