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Sourcing specialist native German Dow Chemical Terneuzen

Klant: Dow Chemical
Opleidingsniveau: HBO
Publicatiedatum: 18 december 2017
Uren per week: 40
Salarisindicatie: Loon per maand
€ 2700,00 - 3500,00 per maand € 15,61 - 20,23 per uur
Vacaturenummer: V-0011476

Over de functie

Are you an experienced sourcing specialist looking to apply your knowledge and develop your skills in an international environment? Are you a native German speaker who also has an excellent command of the English language? Excellent, because Manpower has a great job opportunity for you!
Employment agency Manpower is looking for a sourcing specialist for Dow Chemical in Terneuzen.
Working activities
The main purpose of the sourcing specialist role is to manage assigned purchases on an area or project basis. This role creates value by providing appropriate input into the development and implementation of sourcing strategies. You may be responsible for the application of commercial agreements and related work processes in accordance with the strategies within the geography and category. You can expect to perform the following activities:

  • Work with system data on actual purchases and develop tactical plans to capture value
  • Strong interface with Sourcing Specialists and Sourcing Managers, M&E personnel
  • Provide sourcing support for Dow businesses or functions
  • Identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Strategic Sourcing Centre
  • Identify suppliers capable of meeting Dow's requirements
  • Negotiate purchases required to support business partners, manufacturing sites, and capital projects
  • Interact with other Sourcing Specialists to develop best practices and leverage learning experiences
  • Resolve process or supplier related issues

Over het bedrijf

The Dow Chemical Company
The Dow Chemical Company (‘Dow’) is an organization driven by science and technology, as well as a strong commitment to contribute to reshaping the world we live in and enhancing our quality of life. Current and future generations will face huge environmental and sustainability challenges in the years to come. At Dow, unique chemical, physical and biological science capabilities are combined to provide innovative products and solutions, where they are needed most.
Dow Benelux and Dow Terneuzen
Today, the Benelux area (the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) covers seven Dow sites: two in the Netherlands (Terneuzen and Delfzijl), and five in Belgium (Antwerp, Brussels, Tertre, Zwijndrecht and Seneffe). Dow in Terneuzen is the second largest integrated production site of Dow worldwide and plays an important role in developing and producing basic chemicals. Three naphtha crackers convert crude oil into ethylene, propylene, benzene, and butadiene, which form the building blocks for a variety of plastics and chemicals. These products find their way to customers in over 160 countries. The state-of-the-art research facilities at Terneuzen are Dow Benelux’ main innovation platforms where key partnerships between scientists, business developers and customers are established.
Dow Chemical in Terneuzen employs more than 2,000 people who represent over 70 different nationalities. The team has an especially international character and English is spoken in the workplace. The company culture itself is characterised by respect, collaboration and open communication.
The working hours for this position are between 7.00 and 18.00 hours.
What do we offer you?

  • Gross salary of 2,700 – 3,500 euros per month
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses at 0.19 euro per km
  • Reimbursement of Westerschelde tunnel expenses
  • Free access to E-learning platform Studytube via Manpower
  • A fulltime job of 40 hours a week
  • The opportunity to apply for a permanent contract with Dow Chemical
  • A vacancy for a longer period of time

Functie eisen

Job requirements
To qualify for this job, it is important that you meet the following requirements:

  • You hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • You have at least 3 years of working experience in a commercial, shared services, industrial or manufacturing or engineering related role
  • You have an excellent command of the English language
  • You are a native German speaker
  • You are available for a minimum of 40 hours per week
  • You live up to 75 km from Terneuzen, for example in Bergen op Zoom, Hulst or Goes
  • You have your own means of transportation (bicycle, moped, scooter or car)
  • You can apply for a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag or VOG) that shows you have not committed any criminal offences
Manpower and Dow Chemical are looking for a candidate with strong negotiation and communication skills. You’re also able to conduct financial and market analyses and are proficient with procurement systems.
Start date
This job starts from January 2018.
Does this vacancy appeal to you and do you feel you are a good match for this job? Please use the “solliciteer direct” button to apply online.
The application process
- Apply online via the “solliciteer direct” button
- To speed up the application process, we kindly ask you to send your CV in English
- Fill out the questionnaire that appears after you have logged in and written down your motivation (without your answers we are not able to further process your application)
- Assessment of your application will be performed based on your CV, the questionnaire and any additional information provided
- The local Manpower office will contact you for an interview by phone or a live interview at Manpower
- Possibly, a job interview will be scheduled with you and the company
Is the vacancy still featured on the Manpower website? This means that the position is still available.
We are looking forward to your online application!